the 6700K seems to perform better in the games i care about at the moment: BF4 multiplayer and The Division. my assumption is that it will perform better in Battlefield 1, The Division 2 (if there is one), and possibly other future games i'll be interested in. for me it's worth the extra $100.not for my use. just in case i made sure to buy ram off of ASUS's QVL list that is qualified to run in 2x8GB or 4x8GB. so i can upgrade to 32GB in the future if needed.