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Is it worth to upgrade from i54670k to skylake?

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Greetings.

Im planning to upgrade my GPU at the end of this year and wondering if my 4670k OC-ed to 4,5 GHz will be enough for a few more years or i should switch to skylake and DDR4.... What is the community's opinion on this?

Thanks in advance for the help.
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For gaming only, save your money towards the GPU IMO. Or, if youre still using the 1080p monitor in your sig, get a higher res monitor for the money you would have spent on a full platform upgrade. You would see a lot more benefit then a new CPU etc, and the 290 would do pretty well at 2560x1440 for now.
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For gaming only, save your money towards the GPU IMO. Or, if youre still using the 1080p monitor in your sig, get a higher res monitor for the money you would have spent on a full platform upgrade. You would see a lot more benefit then a new CPU etc, and the 290 would do pretty well at 2560x1440 for now.
Oops blushsmiley.gif , i didnt updated that one... I bought a 4k monitor last year.
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Oops blushsmiley.gif , i didnt updated that one... I bought a 4k monitor last year.

Ahh smile.gif then in that case, I'd advise you to put all of your monies towards a new GPU, but wait until the new cards come out this year if you can.
post #5 of 14
No. There's not even really much point in me upgrading my 2600k to Skylake... I would likely get better performance going from my 980 to a 980Ti. Spend your money on a better GPU or something else.. your quad will last a few more years without question...
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Thanks for the advices, its good to know i need money "only" for the GPU and water block(i have to change the tires on both of my motorbikes because they nearing to the 1,6 mm wear limit)... biggrin.gif Waiting is not a problem since i only planned the update in November or December.
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Youre welcome, heres to hoping for some very good cards this year from AMD and Nvidia smile.gif
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Thanks for the advices, its good to know i need money "only" for the GPU and water block(i have to change the tires on both of my motorbikes because they nearing to the 1,6 mm wear limit)... biggrin.gif Waiting is not a problem since i only planned the update in November or December.

Well, you would see a benefit in gaming, going to faster memory and a faster CPU will increase your gaming performance, but at what cost? If you upgrade, you'll need new memory DDR3L or DDR4, the CPU and a new motherboard... with the same video card as your old system, it might only be a 5-10fps improvement...

If you're running a 144hz monitor, the upgrade might be worth it, but you said 4k, you're probably better off buying a second GPU or waiting to the new major upgrade.

Upgrading to Broadwell E or Skylake E might be worth it, but that's gonna be even more expensive.

But to me, if I can't run a game in 1440x3440 at mostly max settings, I can scale to 2560x1080 and be perfectly fine... and when that changes, I'll get a 980 Ti and sell the 980 and that upgrade will cost me less than a new mb/cpu/memory and probably benefit my gaming more.
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I want to avoid CF/SLI, its just one more source for errors. And on top of that it needs support on the games side and a bigger PSU(my current config pulls 450W from the wall on max load).
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I was looking for this earlier for you. Obviously bearing in mind these are all at stock, so your O/C is probably going to put it past the 6600k. thumb.gif
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