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4930k upgrade to 6950x

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Hello everyone would it be worth updating my current x79 platform to X99 for the added instruction sets and performance of a 10 core for gaming and editing Would I see a boost in gaming

current specs 2tb HDD 120gb SSD gtx 1080 ROG SWIFT
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You'll see little to no boost in gaming. As for editing, I believe the extra cores and instructions sets will help.
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Your 4930K overclocked?
     
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Your 4930K overclocked?

Yes 4.4 GHZ
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It sounds like you are interested in extra performance in two fields, gaming and editing. I imagine you'll see a boost from the extra cores for editing but on the fps side it might be significant to make you forget the cost of the upgrade. If you would get a decent amount for your parts you sell then do it.
     
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I havn't quite read very much about the new CPU's in general so I cant speak for their overclocking capabilities, but regardless, I imagine if you enjoy overclocking in general, youll have fun with a new CPU...

With my 4930k and apparently from many others as well, had terrible overclocking characteristics... For me to get to 4.4ghz took a really high amount of voltage compared to similar CPU's and anything above that, required an even HIGHER amount of extra voltage just to get another 100mhz.... I hated it.

I really lucked out with my 5930k though, so its been a night and day difference for me between the two, and thats putting it mildly.
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Yes I already ordered new board ram and CPU 6950x
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