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I wonder if I can still run games rolled out in 2016/17 using my intel 2600k. My grafic card is Sapphire HD 7950 Oc Edition and 8GB ddr3 1600Mhz.
 

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I'll leave a few videos from DigitalFoundry here. They compared it to newer CPUs so you can decide for yourself if you want to spend money for the difference it makes in todays games:

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You should be fine although you will notice a HUGE difference if you will upgrade your GPU when the new generation comes out. And also getting faster RAM, like 2133mhz will help allot with your minimum FPS and overclock it to 4.5 GHZ at least.
 

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You should be fine although you will notice a HUGE difference if you will upgrade your GPU when the new generation comes out. And also getting faster RAM, like 2133mhz will help allot with your minimum FPS and overclock it to 4.5 GHZ at least.
Yep. I think this is good advice.
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You should be fine although you will notice a HUGE difference if you will upgrade your GPU when the new generation comes out. And also getting faster RAM, like 2133mhz will help allot with your minimum FPS and overclock it to 4.5 GHZ at least.
Thanks for your advice! I had a HD 7950 Crossfire but last month it was necessary to sell one. I supposed I still had this crossfire it would be much better to run these games.
 

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Thanks for your advice! I had a HD 7950 Crossfire but last month it was necessary to sell one. I supposed I still had this crossfire it would be much better to run these games.
Got a 2700K, which is pretty much a 2600K and at 4.5 has no issue pushing both my 290s. a 290 is about 20% faster than a 7950. These are the limit me thinks - 2 290s no more. Or a single next gen gpu that is about equal to my 290s. Two or more, then time for the next gen cpu.

Oh, btw, i tried a 5820K but went back to my sandy. Did not feel that my gpus warrant it. If i have two Furys or 980Tis, then for sure i would have kept it.
 

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Yeah a 2600k is definitely good for modern gaming. I wouldn't say an upgrade is vital.
 
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2600 is not bad at all, if you compare skylake vs sandy bridge, its 100% down to frame stutter, frame times, the gab between max fps and avg fps is small. its about micro stutter.
 

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Computewise it is the equivalent of skylake i3's(6100 OC'ed), however 2600k has 8 threads in which it can process and thus is the smoother cpu.
 

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I'm still happy with my 2500K Sandy for gaming paired with a 980. Bestest CPU ever. (IMO)...
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I'll leave a few videos from DigitalFoundry here. They compared it to newer CPUs so you can decide for yourself if you want to spend money for the difference it makes in todays games:

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I found this article / videos earlier today. I couldn't believe how much difference the RAM at 2133 made over 1600 on a 2500K @ 4.6. I was going to add another 8GB to my setup, but I believe I'll purchase a new set of 16GB 2133 instead.

My 2500K still plays most games pretty well, however per the video I believe I'll keep an eye out for a decently priced 3770K. I believe the video said the average minimum fps was around 30-40% higher on the 3770k when compared to the 2500k. I'm still happy with my mobo and I'd rather pay $200 for an upgrade to an I7 as opposed to $550-600 for a new setup.
 
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