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Will a 9700k be enough for next gen gaming?

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by SerotoNiN, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. SerotoNiN

    SerotoNiN Ancient Guru

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    I know the systems aren't out yet, but it seems they're getting specs released already. I have a quad core now and I know both systems will be going octo core, so I need to upgrade to keep up.

    Will a 9700k cpu be enough? I know I'll have to upgrade the GPU next year. But if I can grab a cpu/mobo now and be ready, that would be nice. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    The consoles will use 8c/16t cpus next year so basically i would build up on that. A 9900k or Ryzen 7 3700X(3800X) would be a better choise.
     
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  3. insp1re2600

    insp1re2600 Master Guru

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    i'd say if you don't need it yet, don't upgrade it yet, you may get a better deal when you do.
     
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  4. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    Agree, 8core sounds nice now. But still not needed yet, unless you stream and do a lot of video editing.
     
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  5. Caesar

    Caesar Master Guru

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    Consoles 8c/16t are only "specs" of new upcoming ones (it's obvious for next gen consoles to make performance meet upcoming requirements in the unforeseen future) .........

    .........CPU cores refer to the actual hardware component. Threads refer to the virtual component that manages the tasks. The CPU only accesses the second thread when the information sent by the first thread is slow or unreliable (like a cache miss)..........

    ......Cores will always be more important when gaming. Gaming itself isn’t too much of an intense task for a processor. Even modern games can run smoothly on a quad-core, 4-threaded CPU, depending on the processor’s cache and clock speed. Threads are actually useful when you’re running multiple tasks. Say you’re gaming and you plan on streaming.

    A multithreaded or hyper-threaded processor will help you run the games within playable frame rates while also handling all of the encoding tasks that are associated with recording/streaming as example.
     
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  6. Caesar

    Caesar Master Guru

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    I'have the i7 9700K....... but most cores/threads are "dormant".....
     
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  7. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    For sure dont upgrade for an unknown, especially something that wont happen for a long time.
    I'm sticking with my clocked 6700K, it does everything I need very well.
     
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