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I keep waiting for a REAL upgrade, but nothing has knocked my socks off yet when looking at benchmarks etc. I am getting the itch to build a new system, but i am also a realist and know spending money on something like this is a real waste at this point in time. Looking at gaming benchmarks comparing a 6700k to a 2500k both overclocked were talking <10 fps on average. How is this possible, 5 years difference and 4 more cores!

Im not complaining really, its just kind of odd how slow CPU tech has been these past 5 years.
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I keep waiting for a REAL upgrade, but nothing has knocked my socks off yet when looking at benchmarks etc. I am getting the itch to build a new system, but i am also a realist and know spending money on something like this is a real waste at this point in time. Looking at gaming benchmarks comparing a 6700k to a 2500k both overclocked were talking <10 fps on average. How is this possible, 5 years difference and 4 more cores!

Im not complaining really, its just kind of odd how slow CPU tech has been these past 5 years.

Those two are both 4 core processors
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Those two are both 4 core processors

Well not really one is an i7 which has 4 virtual cores as well. I know games rarely take use of more than 4 cores, but its surprising the lack of advancement in the past 5 years nonetheless.
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Well not really one is an i7 which has 4 virtual cores as well. I know games rarely take use of more than 4 cores, but its surprising the lack of advancement in the past 5 years nonetheless.
It adds about 25%-90%+ in non gaming applications? It helps for multitasking or run many background programs?
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It adds about 25%-90%+ in non gaming applications? It helps for multitasking or run many background programs?

Yes of course, but i mainly speaking to gaming performance/ipc gains. Id love to spend money on a new rig for WoW (which is a cpu intensive game) but i just cant justify it right now with intels current lineup.
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IMO, the only true upgrade to anything 115x is socket 2011, either X79 or X99, but only if you really need more cores or you plan to seriously go multi-GPU (3+ cards). Otherwise, i would just get a 2600k/3770k, that would hold you long enough until a real upgrade comes.
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IMO, the only true upgrade to anything 115x is socket 2011, either X79 or X99, but only if you really need more cores or you plan to seriously go multi-GPU (3+ cards). Otherwise, i would just get a 2600k/3770k, that would hold you long enough until a real upgrade comes.

Ya if i was doing major CPU stuff for sure. In fact i know a guy with a 2600k sitting in his closet ive been trying to buy it for 75 bucks but he hasnt given in yet lol.

My main issue is i play mostly MMO's which are supposed to be CPU intensive, but rarely take advantage of more than 2-4 cores. If you guys know who towelliee is (WoW streamer) he has a 980ti with a 5960x (or whatever that 1k dollar cpu is called) and i get similar frame rates as him with a 2500k and gtx 760. I really want to build a new pretty rig (cases have came a long way since 2011) but in the back of my head i know it would be a waste of money lol.
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Ya if i was doing major CPU stuff for sure. In fact i know a guy with a 2600k sitting in his closet ive been trying to buy it for 75 bucks but he hasnt given in yet lol.

My main issue is i play mostly MMO's which are supposed to be CPU intensive, but rarely take advantage of more than 2-4 cores. If you guys know who towelliee is (WoW streamer) he has a 980ti with a 5960x (or whatever that 1k dollar cpu is called) and i get similar frame rates as him with a 2500k and gtx 760. I really want to build a new pretty rig (cases have came a long way since 2011) but in the back of my head i know it would be a waste of money lol.

As far as i know, most MMOs and some other games benefit more from high per-core speed than more cores. Playing SCII i get almost the same framerates on my 8-core Xeon than on my 4-core Xeon, with my GTX 780.

Maybe a better bet would be OCing that 2500k? Most can get to 4.6 or even to 5 GHz with decent enough cooling. Plus, all your components seem to sip power and your PSU is good quality, so no issues there.
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Yep im at 4.6ghz right now, i can push 5ghz but its not worth it cause i need like 1.45v. I guess at this point what does it matter, i should try for 5.2ghz and 1.55v ive had it for 5 years lol.
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Are there any benchmarks comparing a 2500K/2600K / 8-16GB DDR3 1600 vs a 6700K / 8-16GB DDR4 3200 ?
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