When should I upgrade my 4770k?
I've been putting this off for awhile. My 4770K runs at 4.3Ghz and it's just pretty OK. I am beginning to detect its sluggishness, and despite having all SSD storage with RAID 0, I feel like something in my rig is beginning to show its age. I am assuming it's the 4770K. So my question is, when is the right time to upgrade? I am planning to wait for Ryzen 3000 series or whatever Intel has to counter that. One of the things I would like to do is encode HEVC x265 video and Ryzen seems to have very poor performance on that. For this reason, I am most likely going to go with an Intel solution unless AMD is able to improve on existing HEVC performance. I am also trying to wait for DDR4 and NVME to come down in price. The components in my system that will be carryover are EVGA 1080Ti FTW3, EVGA 1KW Supernova G3 PSU, Case, tons of 1TB and 500GB SSD for game storage. Things I need to upgrade are
*120mm AIO cooler
*1-2TB NVME OS storage and most often played games
So is the market in a decent position for these components, or will there be considerable changes next year?
Last edited by Greg121986; 12-14-2018 at 07:09 AM.