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.
Yep. I think this is good advice.Originally Posted by Yetyhunter
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.
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.Originally Posted by Gedore
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.
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.Originally Posted by f1LL
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: