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I am wondering how much of an upgrade going from an i7 4820k to the i7 8700k will net me. Thanks in advance!
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By no means dont tell anyone what you plan on doing with the cpu, or they might be able to help ya.
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Originally Posted by MichaelScarn View Post

I am wondering how much of an upgrade going from an i7 4820k to the i7 8700k will net me. Thanks in advance!

Michael,

I will give you an example of a similar post so that you can see the information that you could give us. This will help us determine if an upgrade will help you or be a waste of money.

Hi all, I have currently a 3570k@4.2 with a z77 mobo running on air (Noctua nh-d14) with 16gb ddr3 (1600), GTX1070, 144hz 1080p monitor, SSD and 700w PSU. I was considering to upgrade to a 8600k with a Z370 mobo and 16gb ddr4 (3000). I am using the PC mainly for gaming and I play all type of games from indie to AAA titles. So far, I have observed bottleneck in some of them (BF1, Witcher3,... - and yes, I know these are intensive CPU games).

What do you think I should do? Keep current build, upgrade to 8600k, upgrade to 8700k (I could invest the extra money if worth it) or wait for Ice Lake? My goal is to improve overall gaming experience and squeeze as maximum the performance of the 1070 in the 144hz monitor.

Thanks for your time!!
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I apologize for the vagueness of the post. I am running a 4820k @4.6ghz on an x79 deluxe mobo with 32gb of corsair dominator platinum ddr3 ram running @2400mhz. I use a Titan X pascal watercooled gpu and I play a plethora of games at a resolution of 3440x1440 @100hz. I have noticed in some games that i am being cpu bound even with the overclock. Specifically some ubisoft games like watchdogs 2 and the new ac game. My cpu is being utilized completely before the gpu. It seems that the added cores of the 8700k and faster ram would net me some additional performance.
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In that case, I'm not sure you'll see enough of an advance, to justify the layout.

As far as I'm aware, most games are still dependant on single core speeds, so you wont get the benefit of extra cores. You'll obviously get a small boost from the newer architecture, and the 8700 does overclock well.

Having a multi-gpu setup, and more cores, might then see an appreciable boost, as those cores more effectively feed the GPUs.

The faster RAM, say 3400mhz, would be a nice upgrade with the newer CPU but have you seen RAM prices. That 32GB in your system, is now probably over double the purchase price. 2018 should see a drop in prices, as Samsung is finally adding production capacity, now they've milked us all for extra profit.
Edited by rvectors - 11/21/17 at 1:41pm
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thanks for the response
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Originally Posted by MichaelScarn View Post

thanks for the response

You're very welcome
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Originally Posted by rvectors View Post

In that case, I'm not sure you'll see enough of an advance, to justify the layout.

As far as I'm aware, most games are still dependant on single core speeds, so you wont get the benefit of extra cores. You'll obviously get a small boost from the newer architecture, and the 8700 does overclock well.

Having a multi-gpu setup, and more cores, might then see an appreciable boost, as those cores more effectively feed the GPUs.

The faster RAM, say 3400mhz, would be a nice upgrade with the newer CPU but have you seen RAM prices. That 32GB in your system, is now probably over double the purchase price. 2018 should see a drop in prices, as Samsung is finally adding production capacity, now they've milked us all for extra profit.

I agree with above.
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