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But what I’m after here isn’t to compare Z370 and P67 / Z68. What I want to find out is whether or not people with Sandy Bridge processors should finally look into upgrading. Basically the test setups will consist of the Z370-E STRIX Gaming and i7-8700K or the ASUS PZ68V-PRO and i7 2600K. Along with those I’ll be using a GTX 1070, 16GB of memory and all the other components you see in the chart above. The GPU was chosen since it represents an excellent price / performance option for either new-build systems or simply upgrading Sandy Bridge.

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Wow.....

well I'm not upgrading the wife's 3770K rig anytime soon.
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I got an easy 20 fps boost going from 4770k to 7700k in Arma 3. My upgrade was worth it.
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The hell?....Im waiting to change my 4790k 4700Mhz to this 8700k
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I love seeing (my) that handsome motherboard in this test. A modern test, even. Forget Coffee Lake, I just upgraded from Sandy Bridge quad to Sandy Bridge Quad with HT for less than $50. Bought 3770k for $150 (Unopened from factory) to drop into sig rig, and sold 2500k for $100 locally.

to gain 5FPS in The Witcher 3 at 1440p you need to spend $1000 for a new coffee lake system. Or, you could upgrade from whatever graphics you have, to a 1080Ti and get FIFTY FPS better, for what, $700?
Edited by d3v0 - 10/31/17 at 12:10pm
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Would have been cool if they used a 1080ti or something stronger than the 1070 to lessen the GPU bottleneck. I didn't think a 2600K held back the 980ti when it came out, so why would it hold the 1070 back? Wasn't a big issue with a lot of the early Coffee Lake benchmarks the fact that they only used a 1080, which really just highlighted that the CPUs were GPU bottlenecked as well (and the 1080 is ~20+% better than the 1070).

 

I'm blind. Didn't finish the article. Man GTA V makes the 2600K look terrible, but I'm surprised at how well it still hold up today.


Edited by Jedi Mind Trick - 10/31/17 at 12:08pm
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Should've tested the Sandy with 2000Mhz or faster Sticks. Almost any will do that.
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Should've tested the Sandy with 2000Mhz or faster Sticks. Almost any will do that.

Yes, based on this eurogamer article, I purchased 2133mhz sticks and couldnt be happier.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-is-it-finally-time-to-upgrade-your-core-i5-2500k
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Would have been cool if they used a 1080ti or something stronger than the 1070 to lessen the GPU bottleneck. I didn't think a 2600K held back the 980ti when it came out, so why would it hold the 1070 back? Wasn't a big issue with a lot of the early Coffee Lake benchmarks the fact that they only used a 1080, which really just highlighted that the CPUs were GPU bottlenecked as well (and the 1080 is ~20+% better than the 1070).

I'm blind. Didn't finish the article. Man GTA V makes the 2600K look terrible, but I'm surprised at how well it still hold up today.
they test them with a 1080ti

Oops, see the edit
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Would have been cool if they used a 1080ti or something stronger than the 1070 to lessen the GPU bottleneck. I didn't think a 2600K held back the 980ti when it came out, so why would it hold the 1070 back? Wasn't a big issue with a lot of the early Coffee Lake benchmarks the fact that they only used a 1080, which really just highlighted that the CPUs were GPU bottlenecked as well (and the 1080 is ~20+% better than the 1070).

I'm blind. Didn't finish the article. Man GTA V makes the 2600K look terrible, but I'm surprised at how well it still hold up today.
they test them with a 1080ti

Oops, see the edit


All good, I only looked at the 1080p benches to see what the CPUs could do, then noticed the last few sections. They should have just had the 1080ti stuff as the main part of the article IMO.

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It's so game dependent. In some games you can get massive upgrade and some you won't notice it.
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