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notyettoday 02-05-2017 04:25 PM

Title says most, I'm wondering if I'll notice any improvement folding from making this move. I have some extra cash, was wondering if making this move would be worthwhile. I plan to get my hands on a nice pci-e x4 ssd while I'm at it, I'm sure that won't make a folding difference, but just wanted to make it clear folding performance isn't my only thought.

Tex1954 02-05-2017 04:49 PM

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/01/intel-core-i7-7700k-kaby-lake-review/


Not worth it...

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Edge Of Pain 02-05-2017 04:53 PM

Not at all. Kabylake is just Skylake for overclockers and delidders.

notyettoday 02-05-2017 05:20 PM

Not even from Haswell? I'm currently running a 4670k @ 4.4ghz

Edge Of Pain 02-05-2017 05:57 PM

EDIT:

I am a complete fool. I didn't read your thread properly. Still, it is true that the shift to kaby lake is a lot of money (CPU + mobo + RAM)



Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Well, objectively there will be a performance improvement. But it's not enough to turn unplayable frame rates into playable frame rates, or playable frame rates to smooth frame rates. Especially when considering that you have a GTX 1070 and an overclocked i5 4670k. It won't make a noticeable difference, that would make you glad to have paid for a new CPU, motherboard, and DDR4 RAM.

Here's a great video comparing the i7s in games, from Sandy Bridge to Skylake (note that Kabylake makes no IPC improvement over Skylake, just clock speed):

From benchmarks, we can conclude that upgrading to the latest platform does not yield significantly higher frame rates. And remember, you are buying a new CPU, a new motherboard, and DDR4 RAM if you upgrade to Kaby Lake.

Even if the upcoming Ryzen chips from AMD are as good as Kaby Lake, there won't be a need to upgrade.

Of course this all depends on whether or not you personally think the improvement shown in the benchmarks is worth it.

carlhil2 02-05-2017 06:27 PM

http://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/2792-intel-i5-7600k-review-ft-2500k-3570k. This might help you to decide...

notyettoday 02-05-2017 06:31 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by carlhil2 View Post

http://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/2792-intel-i5-7600k-review-ft-2500k-3570k. This might help you to decide...
the link won't work for me

carlhil2 02-05-2017 06:33 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by notyettoday View Post

the link won't work for me
http://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/2792-intel-i5-7600k-review-ft-2500k-3570k-more?showall=1

Edge Of Pain 02-05-2017 06:39 PM

Link won't work for me either. But Googling "gamers nexus i5 7600k review" made it work. The review links to this video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQHlMLgqMT8

Also, please see my previous post - I completely misread your thread but the advice is still similar.

carlhil2 02-05-2017 06:40 PM

I updated the link, sorry about that guys...


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