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I'm planning on gaming at 3440x1440p whenever acer/asus release their monitors. I'm only on land for 6 months out of the year starting December every year. Instead of trying to keep up with mainstream x700k or x600k platforms I'm thinking it would be better to go for the enthusiast platforms. However which would be better at 3440x1440p the 7900x or 1950x. I have 2 1080's and whatever else in sig rig.
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post #2 of 29
8700K
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1950X is not a gaming CPU. You can game with it but not ideal. 8700K will be the best. You are better off spending more money in GPUs.
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Any of those cpus will be good for uwqhd (3440x1440) gaming, get the most ideal for your budget. Even a Ryzen 5 1600 will do great for that resolution since you will always be gpu bottlenecked.
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The video card is more important for that resolution that the CPU. Higher resolutions are harder on the GPU than CPU. If you go Intel, the i7-8700K is probably your best option. If you go AMD, get at least an R5 1600. CPUs with more cores age better, and with so many 6+ core processors available for affordable prices there's not much reason to skimp with an enthusiast system.

You're probably going to want a GTX 1080 or 1080 Ti. You can wait for Volta, but I'm not sure when that hits the market. If you go Pascal now, you shouldn't have a problem selling your video card to help upgrading to Volta.
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8700k will be the best CPU you can get for gaming that wont' brake the 1k bank

Should be 400 to 500 range on release early Oct

Says to come out 10/5/17?

I have money already ready to buy one would love to see some benchmarks on it
Going to Upgrade from my 2600k @ 4.5ghz to it. I hope I can do 5ghz + on air with it. I might do water but get a smaller pump and not so overkill cooling this time.
    
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I would be surprised if Intel releases a mainstream processor priced above $400. I don't expect the release price to be higher than $375. There's no way pricing approaches $500 unless Intel doesn't want anyone buying their processors.
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Icelake H2 2018. Right in the middle amongst those cpus you listed.

Or

If you cant wait. Sell one of the 1080s and get yourself a 1440 144Hz Gsync monitor.
Edited by rdr09 - 9/18/17 at 8:40pm
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Waiting an entire year for a CPU we know nothing about doesn't make sense.
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Waiting an entire year for a CPU we know nothing about doesn't make sense.

Depends if op is upgrading from current cpu. If she/he is, then it is worth waiting for the 8 cores on a new platform against going for the latest this year (Coffee Lake). That i5 Quad core should still keep up with a 1440 monitor.
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