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Currently on 5930k, should I look at upgrading?

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Hi,

Im currently running on a 5930k @ 4.6Ghz. I did my build back in 2014 and have been away for a while so Im not sure whether I should be looking to upgrade CPUs now that the 7xxx CPUs are available.
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There's no need to upgrade from the 5930k yet, it's still a great Haswell-E CPU.
    
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I have a 5820K, I feel no reason to upgrade myself, and if I were in your shoes I would feel even less compelled to upgrade.
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You could upgrade to the multi-core Ryzen X390 or Skylake E when they come out later this year.

But neither is an advantage. The Ryzen will actually be a step backwards in terms of single threaded performance considering Ryzen tops out at around 3.9 - 4.1 GHz with a similar IPC so unless you really need lots of multi-threaded performance, no point there. Skylake E we can expect the same IPC for Haswell to Skylake, but the OC headroom of Skylake E remains to be seen.


It depends on what you are doing. For games .... not so much unless you are seriously CPU bottllenecked in your main game. In most cases, the money would be better spent on the GPU considering the costs of an HEDT system.
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