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You're fine with what you have thumb.gif No need to upgrade now biggrin.gif
If you want to satisfy that itch, upgrade your gpu & memory thinking.gif
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Originally Posted by Kommando Kodiak View Post

People keep talking upgrading your CPU -- what you have now is perfectly good, no point upgrading yet. Focus on getting a better gpu, me personally in your shoes I'd get a 1080ti and a 1440p 144hz+ gsync monitor. Those would be 749 and 799 respectively factor in tax and youd still be in under budget with room to spare for ram or mouse and mech keyboard and mouse pad or more games

In a year or 3 upgrade the cpu. More zen stuff is coming out, the second generation will perfect the architecture (id wager higher memory frequency and better clocks +process maturation) and word is intel has a sandybridge replacement in the works for 2020 so
Actually, only one person was suggesting OP upgrade their CPU. Everyone has been suggesting replacing just the GPU. Upgrading RAM is more or less throwing money away. Just overclock the RAM that's currently there. If the RAM doesn't overclock well, still don't replace it. You won't be carrying it over to the next build when Coffee Lake releases.

Intel released the Sandy Bridge replacement in 2012. It's called Ivy Bridge, upon which the i7-3770K is based.
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Originally Posted by chessmyantidrug View Post

Actually, only one person was suggesting OP upgrade their CPU. Everyone has been suggesting replacing just the GPU. Upgrading RAM is more or less throwing money away. Just overclock the RAM that's currently there. If the RAM doesn't overclock well, still don't replace it. You won't be carrying it over to the next build when Coffee Lake releases.

Intel released the Sandy Bridge replacement in 2012. It's called Ivy Bridge, upon which the i7-3770K is based.

Yeah Just upgrade to the best GPU you can buy.
You'll be able to move your GPU/power supply to any system.
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KDRDoc! If your memory doesn't OC well, pm me. If you live within the 48 states, I'll mail you an 8Gb kit (2x4Gb) of HyperX Beast 2400MHz. I have this 8Gb kit over here collecting dust & I don't need it & I don't want anything for it. Gigabyte mobos like Kingston memory biggrin.gif

The thought is painful to see you with a 3770k with the possibility of buying a powerful gpu and have 1333MHz memory that might not be overclockable puke.gif ...Which particular GSKill memory do you have? Value, ECO, Ripjaws, etc.?
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Originally Posted by chessmyantidrug View Post

Actually, only one person was suggesting OP upgrade their CPU. Everyone has been suggesting replacing just the GPU. Upgrading RAM is more or less throwing money away. Just overclock the RAM that's currently there. If the RAM doesn't overclock well, still don't replace it. You won't be carrying it over to the next build when Coffee Lake releases.

Intel released the Sandy Bridge replacement in 2012. It's called Ivy Bridge, upon which the i7-3770K is based.

I never told him to upgrade ram, I said hed have enough money for ram as an example of what he could still afford with the left overs. I clearly stated my recommendation to him was upgrade his gpu and get a nice monitor and with the left overs he had plenty of options. Don't put words in my mouth, thanks. And it was 3 people including you talking cpu upgrades. (you, renx, and jackcy)
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I thought it was clear I said wait for Coffee Lake before entertaining the idea to upgrade. The only reason I suggest waiting for Coffee Lake is because it's bringing hyper-threaded hexacore processors to Intel's mainstream for the first time. This represents a true upgrade from the current i7-3770K. I'm sorry I didn't make that clear enough for you the first time.

As far as "putting words in [your] mouth," RAM was one of the items you suggest OP upgrades.

I still think it's hilarious your mention a Sandy Bridge replacement coming in 2020 when it came out five years ago.
post #27 of 32
Personally, I would wait til 4th quarter 2017 to upgrade the GPU. By that time, AMD Vega and Nvidia Volta will be out. These should be done on a relatively mature 16nm/14nm node. They should probably offer IPC improvements over the current Pascal cards, as well as potentially clock better while consuming less power.

This is probably a bad time to upgrade a GPU, although the GTX 1070 is a nice option. It is especially bad if you are an AMD user, considering how long it has taken to get Vega out. Historically they released a new flagship card every 18 mo., but if Vega finally comes out in June it will have been two years since the Fury X.

In the meantime, AMD Vega will be made irrelevant in short order since Nvidia has pushed the Volta launch up to the end of this year. Vega will probably have to blow away the GTX 1080ti to succeed; anything less and it's a failure. And it will still probably be inferior to the GTX 2080 (or 1180 or whatever else they want to call it.)

If you need performance now, you could get the GTX 1070. Just know that it won't be long before it's obsolete. Perhaps upgrade CPU and such in the meantime, or consider a relatively cheap used 1080p card that's a few generations newer for $100 or so (7970? 290X? 770? 780?) and just use that while you wait for the real stuff to hit in September.

It's just my opinion that now is not a good time to upgrade, especially with Vega probably less than two months away and Volta ~five months away. smile.gif
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post #28 of 32
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Originally Posted by Kommando Kodiak View Post

People keep talking upgrading your CPU -- what you have now is perfectly good, no point upgrading yet. Focus on getting a better gpu, me personally in your shoes I'd get a 1080ti and a 1440p 144hz+ gsync monitor. Those would be 749 and 799 respectively factor in tax and youd still be in under budget with room to spare for ram or mouse and mech keyboard and mouse pad or more games

In a year or 3 upgrade the cpu. More zen stuff is coming out, the second generation will perfect the architecture (id wager higher memory frequency and better clocks +process maturation) and word is intel has a sandybridge replacement in the works for 2020 so

As someone that owns a 1080ti that cpu will bottleneck that card. My 4770k @ 4.5ghz is holding mine back in stuff like wildlands and ME:A when I uncap the fps. This is at 1080p mind you but this can hold true at times with 1440p as well depending on the game in question.
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Originally Posted by neurotix View Post

Personally, I would wait til 4th quarter 2017 to upgrade the GPU. By that time, AMD Vega and Nvidia Volta will be out. These should be done on a relatively mature 16nm/14nm node. They should probably offer IPC improvements over the current Pascal cards, as well as potentially clock better while consuming less power.

This is probably a bad time to upgrade a GPU, although the GTX 1070 is a nice option. It is especially bad if you are an AMD user, considering how long it has taken to get Vega out. Historically they released a new flagship card every 18 mo., but if Vega finally comes out in June it will have been two years since the Fury X.

In the meantime, AMD Vega will be made irrelevant in short order since Nvidia has pushed the Volta launch up to the end of this year. Vega will probably have to blow away the GTX 1080ti to succeed; anything less and it's a failure. And it will still probably be inferior to the GTX 2080 (or 1180 or whatever else they want to call it.)

If you need performance now, you could get the GTX 1070. Just know that it won't be long before it's obsolete. Perhaps upgrade CPU and such in the meantime, or consider a relatively cheap used 1080p card that's a few generations newer for $100 or so (7970? 290X? 770? 780?) and just use that while you wait for the real stuff to hit in September.

It's just my opinion that now is not a good time to upgrade, especially with Vega probably less than two months away and Volta ~five months away. smile.gif
I'm not sure why you think Vega has to compete with Volta; Vega just needs to be worth the money. It's also funny you think Pascal will be obsolete by the end of the year. I guess I should completely dismantle my system because it's built with nothing but "obsolete" components.
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Originally Posted by MURDoctrine View Post

As someone that owns a 1080ti that cpu will bottleneck that card. My 4770k @ 4.5ghz is holding mine back in stuff like wildlands and ME:A when I uncap the fps. This is at 1080p mind you but this can hold true at times with 1440p as well depending on the game in question.
The resolution is why your CPU is "bottlenecking" your GPU. If you were gaming at a higher resolution, you wouldn't have this "problem."
post #30 of 32
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Originally Posted by chessmyantidrug View Post

I'm not sure why you think Vega has to compete with Volta; Vega just needs to be worth the money. It's also funny you think Pascal will be obsolete by the end of the year. I guess I should completely dismantle my system because it's built with nothing but "obsolete" components.
The resolution is why your CPU is "bottlenecking" your GPU. If you were gaming at a higher resolution, you wouldn't have this "problem."

That is WHY I stated my resolution because I knew this. Like I stated certain games will STILL run into the CPU headroom even at 1440p. I've stressed the card at higher res and stuff like Wildlands still hit 80-100% on cpu. Granted I chock that up to their horrible optimization.
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