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Quote: Originally Posted by tyvar View Post
Why are you comparing your 350-400 dollar CPU to AMDs 200 dollar CPU?

This occupies the same slot the old i5-6500 occupied, if you want to see what progress has been made compare it with that.

To upgrade from your 6700k your gonna have to look at the 3800x or even 3900x
The 3700X/3800X aren't going to be much faster than the 3600 in single core/gaming is my point. I paid $288 for my 6700K 4 years ago, while it was initially slightly more expensive than the 3600 that was also 4 years ago and my CPU is considered ancient tech at this point.
While I want AMD to dethrone Intel to break up their monopoly it doesn't look like they're going to do so in gaming performance quite yet and hopefully AMD can gain the lead until Intel can produce 7nm.

If I were to build an entirely new system I would go for AMD, hands down. However if you have a 2700X or 6700K it seems it would be a waste of money to upgrade to a 3700X/3800X for gaming.

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