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post #1 of 20
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Hey there,

I love my 2500k @ 4.5ghz... but... it's an 2011 chip.

I wannt to get into 1440 p (or even 4k some day) + oculus and so on....

When the time comes what CPU will you upgrade too?

Any suggestions on what chip I should pick up in 6 months time ?

Cheers !
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I, myself am waiting to see what zen brings to the table, but all indications are to similar performance of sandy bridge in terms of ipc and way lower frequency, not to mention 5.0ghz seems way off at this point. So most likely until zen+ and kaby lake hits, even then could be i'll wait longer. Plus with vr(vr is gonna be heavy on gpu's not cpu) and dx12/vulkan you don't have to worry about cpu becoming a bottleneck any time soon
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I too have a 2500k at 4.5 Ghz for daily use, and a stable 5 Ghz preset that I've not needed yet. It still does everything I need with power to spare. I don't plan on upgrading for a long time, and even then only to a used i7 2600k or 3770k. I'm curious to see what Zen will bring to the table as well.
post #4 of 20
when you crossfire your 290 with another or upgrade to a gpu twice as strong as your current 290. my 2700K at 4.5 GHz can handle 2 290s but no more - me thinks. i use 4K.
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I'm debating this same question with my 3770k. When do I upgrade haha.
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Well, I went 2600K, 3770K, 3820, 4930K. Now waiting to see how things shake out with new chips.
 
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Starting to build around a 5900K, but keeping the 2600k build as a standby. Not interested in Skylake for my major build, but I am building a new PC for home use for the family with the i3-6100.
Edited by Methodical - 1/31/16 at 12:59am
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Originally Posted by OskerW View Post

I too have a 2500k at 4.5 Ghz for daily use, and a stable 5 Ghz preset that I've not needed yet. It still does everything I need with power to spare. I don't plan on upgrading for a long time, and even then only to a used i7 2600k or 3770k. I'm curious to see what Zen will bring to the table as well.

Who are you trying to convince ? Even 6600K is slower in many things vs 6700K let alone 2500k, I understand sandys work, but saying there is no benefit in going to skylake or whatever thats not ancient makes no sense.
post #9 of 20
I'm running a 2500k. It's still ok, but slowly showing it's age. Applications don't start up as instantly anymore; they take 2-3 seconds now. Not that I need it, but then why am I here anyway?

As to what to upgrade to, these points will guide my decision:
  • I'm sick of looking at my rig. I need something new in 2016.
  • At minimum 6 cores is a must, though 8 might be better. It's really disappointed to see that Intel's mainstream platform is still maxing out at 4 cores after 10 years, while on the other hand, their IPC isn't improving much either.
  • It will have to last me untill a next-gen technology enters the scene (like carbon nanotubes), since there is not much performance too be gained with an upgrade nowadays.
  • Hyperthreading is a must. I regretted not going with a 2600k.
  • Must feature best, current virtualization technologies.
  • The mainboard must support all the new interfaces, like USB 3.1 Type-C and M.2. Preferably in multiples.
  • 4k monitors with G-sync, 100Hz+, VA panel and >= 32" must be available for around $1000.
  • Pascal GPUs must be available, as I'm going 4k.

All this points to Broadwell-E, limited only by my budget of around $500. It's probably gonna be a Core i7-6850K. I'm not counting on Zen. They played this game before with Bulldozer, and even before that (can't remember what it was called).
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5930K 6 ccore cpu with a corsair h110 cooler. oc to 4.4 to 4.8 ghz..

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