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Are there any benchmarks comparing a 2500K/2600K / 8-16GB DDR3 1600 vs a 6700K / 8-16GB DDR4 3200 ?
Most benchmarks show the Skylake to be significantly faster, sometimes up to 30 percent (more in applications that can use more than four threads), but the real-world difference is much less than that. The best advice is what you've already gotten--if you need additional threads, get a 2600K or a 3770K and call it a day. For most people, upgrading past Sandy Bridge still doesn't make sense unless you just want to.
     
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Most benchmarks show the Skylake to be significantly faster, sometimes up to 30 percent (more in applications that can use more than four threads), but the real-world difference is much less than that. The best advice is what you've already gotten--if you need additional threads, get a 2600K or a 3770K and call it a day. For most people, upgrading past Sandy Bridge still doesn't make sense unless you just want to.

Intel's product refresh rates are only netting about 5-10% performance increases each generation. So 30% is in the wheel house.

Unless you want or need things like native USB 3.1 support, upgrading the CPU might be an effective stop gap until things drastically improve. Which they probably won't unless AMD knocks it out of the park this summer and forces Intel to push again.
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Im not complaining really, its just kind of odd how slow CPU tech has been these past 5 years.

This happens always when their competitor AMD has disappeared within the desktop market and Intel slows down like it did between the P3 and P4 years. No one is pushing out anything that tackles their dominance, hence you get this type of situation where no more 'great' speed increases are released.

Yet if you go into the NSA's central headquarters, their computers are leaps and bounds ahead of any of our lame desktop cpu's.
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i've been dying to upgrade for nearly the last 3 years, but every time I look seriously into it, buying new CPU/MEM/MB I just can't see much of a reason to actually do it. I'd be better off upgrading my GTX 980 to a 980Ti, selling the 980 and enjoy my 2600k for another year or two.

I just don't see the extra performance for the value. I might reconsider when Skylake E comes out, but that isn't even looking all that promising.
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I'm in the same boat. Been stuck on 2500K for five years now and recently got interested in upgrading, but unfortunately the new hardware doesn't seem like a big advance beyond Sandy Bridge. I want a fresh start on my old hobbies of overclocking and gaming but I don't want to be doing it with a five-year-old computer.
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I'm in the same boat. Been stuck on 2500K for five years now and recently got interested in upgrading, but unfortunately the new hardware doesn't seem like a big advance beyond Sandy Bridge. I want a fresh start on my old hobbies of overclocking and gaming but I don't want to be doing it with a five-year-old computer.

Just get a new GPU and you'll be fine.
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Just get a new GPU and you'll be fine.

Nah I've been away from computer-building and overclocking for five years and I want to get back in with a new build. I just wish the new hardware were more impressive. Back in the days when I was an avid overclocker, computer hardware improved radically over any five-year period. Not anymore. Nothings gotten much better except cases and fans. I already upgraded those a year ago and tossed my old Antec 900 in the trash.
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Nah I've been away from computer-building and overclocking for five years and I want to get back in with a new build. I just wish the new hardware were more impressive. Back in the days when I was an avid overclocker, computer hardware improved radically over any five-year period. Not anymore. Nothings gotten much better except cases and fans. I already upgraded those a year ago and tossed my old Antec 900 in the trash.

Yeah. In the last 5 years, the only upgrades I've felt worthwhile were to a SSD, a 21:9 monitor and my GTX 980. I could actually have done without the new monitor as my previous was a Dell 30" 2560 x 1600... oh, I did a case upgrade, but the net effect of that was aesthetic.
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Yeah. In the last 5 years, the only upgrades I've felt worthwhile were to a SSD, a 21:9 monitor and my GTX 980. I could actually have done without the new monitor as my previous was a Dell 30" 2560 x 1600... oh, I did a case upgrade, but the net effect of that was aesthetic.

Going from an early revision Antec 900 to a Phanteks Enthoo with Noctua fans was a huge improvement in noise, cable management, and hard drive mounting. I don't know how Antec still sells the 900 for $100. It's not that good anymore. I've also upgraded to SSD and 27" 2560x1440p monitor. Those were good upgrades but nowhere near as satisfying as actually building and overclocking a new computer.
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Skylake is already quite a bit faster than Sandy is, I have even debated upgrading my Ivy to Skylake cause of the big performance boost at same clocks.
If I had Sandy, I would propably upgrade to Skylake in an instant.
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