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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-02-2020, 02:42 PM - Thread Starter
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You think that's overboard but you want to go from a 6 core CPU to a 4 core one for some average ipc gains? Ok...


Bro what are you even talking about.

I have a four core right now. Im thinking of upgrading to a six core.

If there were an 8C/12T CPU that fit my budget, I would go for it, but it doesnt.

Going from a 4C/8T from 2012 to 6C/12T from 2019 is a huge jump regardless of your opinion.

If you aren't even going to read my budget or my post why bother posting?

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Bro what are you even talking about.

I have a four core right now. Im thinking of upgrading to a six core.

If there were an 8C/12T CPU that fit my budget, I would go for it, but it doesnt.

Going from a 4C/8T from 2012 to 6C/12T from 2019 is a huge jump regardless of your opinion.

If you aren't even going to read my budget or my post why bother posting?
Oh sorry I misread your OP. I thought you had a 1600AF rn and wanted to upgrade from that.

going from a 2600K OCed to a ryzen CPU will gain you very little. You should definitely focus on your GPU if you need better performance right now. PS5 era games are going to need 8c/16t CPUs to keep up. Your 2600K will be fine until then, and a 6 core CPU would also just be fine until then. It would be a waste to get a 6 core when you will just be behind again very soon. A 2600K holds up just fine with any games out now.

Is there a game in particular you are not getting good enough performance in?

Better GPU and maybe consider getting 2133mhz ram since ram is really cheap now.

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Oh yah. Totally missed that. What's wrong with your 2600K? It should handle the 5500XT easy. Unless you are bothered by the vulnerabilities.

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In gaming it has no chance vs my new 10900k @ 5400mhz and 4600c16 tweaked memory. ~35ns memorylatency.
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Just got the 5500xt

I don't really change them that often tbh. It plays all the games I currently play really well.

I usually keep them for like 4+ years. Don't really change them unless it makes the game unplayable.
In that case it won't really matter as the 5500xt is the limiting factor. If you want to upgrade to AM4 go at least b450 then you can eventually upgrade the cpu again w/o changing the platform (which is nice).
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I guess based on these posts it makes sense for me to just hold out until later where I can afford a 8c/16t

I currently don't have any problems.

The 2600k is handling it fine.

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From a 2600K... if you plan to keep it long, as you did your last one, I would definitely go the 8C/16T route and save some more in the meantime. Plus there are supposedly XT variants incoming and price adjustments for the Intel release too.
The 4000 so far seems to be released who knows when. 500 series mobos probably kind of pricey, will see what the B550 offers and sells for.
4C, 6C, I would not bother. Sure 6C is a nice new PC, no doubt. But even over an older 4C it's not much.

I would say in general for CPUs: double the cores + extra performance of each core or wait.
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A 2700K would drop straight in your current rig but to be honest the improvement would be miniscule and not worth the effort.
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A 2700K would drop straight in your current rig but to be honest the improvement would be miniscule and not worth the effort.
There is no difference between a 2600K and a 2700K when OCed especially since either way heat is usually the limiting factor.

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From a 2600K... if you plan to keep it long, as you did your last one, I would definitely go the 8C/16T route and save some more in the meantime. Plus there are supposedly XT variants incoming and price adjustments for the Intel release too.
The 4000 so far seems to be released who knows when. 500 series mobos probably kind of pricey, will see what the B550 offers and sells for.
4C, 6C, I would not bother. Sure 6C is a nice new PC, no doubt. But even over an older 4C it's not much.

I would say in general for CPUs: double the cores + extra performance of each core or wait.
That makes sense. I do tend to keep them long so it seems logical to wait for a 8C/16T option.

With the way things are going with AMD I wouldn't be surprised to see more affordable 8C options in the next year or two.

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