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I currently have an i5-4690K and I am looking to upgrade to an i7-9700K. Is 8 cores and 8 threads good? 

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I mean, it's a substantial upgrade if you need more performance but the i7 9700K value proposition is kinda bad and in April we will have the i7 10700K at the same price point but with Hyper-Threading (8c/16t) and more cache... so if the i5 4690K can serve you another 2 months...


Workstation Rig:
CPU:  Intel Core i9 9900K @5.0ghz  |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Dark Rock 4 |~|  MOBO: Asus Z390M ROG Maximus XI GENE |~| RAM: 32gb 3333mhz CL15 G.Skill Trident Z RGB |~| GPU: nVidia TITAN V  |~| PSU: beQuiet! Dark Power Pro 11 80Plus Platinum  |~| Boot: Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2X4TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Iron Wolf + 2X2TB SSD SanDisk Ultra |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Acer Predator X34 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
 
Personal Use Rig:
CPU: Intel Core i9 9900 @4.75ghz |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Shadow Rock Slim |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z390M Gaming mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3400mhzCL15 Viper Steel |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition RTX 2080 Ti |~| PSU: beQuiet! Straight Power 11 80Plus Gold  |~|  Boot:  Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2x2TB SanDisk SSD Ultra 3D |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Viotek GN34CB 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.


HTPC / "Console of the house":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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It's a decent processor, but you could get a ryzen 7 3700x for less and you'll need to buy a new motherboard and RAM either way.


Specs: CPU: AMD Ryzen R5 1600AF, GPU: Sapphire R9 Fury, RAM: 16 GB Trident Z Royal @3000Mhz , Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4, Storage: 1x 500Gb Intel 545s 500Gb SSD (boot) + 1x Samsung 860 QVO 1Tb SSD (storage), Case: Thermaltake Core V21, Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Turbo LED

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9 minutes ago, bowl615 said:

Now will the i7-10700k use a whole different socket?

Yes, but that doesn't matter since you're buying a new motherboard either ways?

 

You'll need a Z490 motherboard but CPU cooler will remain compatible to LGA115X


Workstation Rig:
CPU:  Intel Core i9 9900K @5.0ghz  |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Dark Rock 4 |~|  MOBO: Asus Z390M ROG Maximus XI GENE |~| RAM: 32gb 3333mhz CL15 G.Skill Trident Z RGB |~| GPU: nVidia TITAN V  |~| PSU: beQuiet! Dark Power Pro 11 80Plus Platinum  |~| Boot: Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2X4TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Iron Wolf + 2X2TB SSD SanDisk Ultra |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Acer Predator X34 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
 
Personal Use Rig:
CPU: Intel Core i9 9900 @4.75ghz |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Shadow Rock Slim |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z390M Gaming mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3400mhzCL15 Viper Steel |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition RTX 2080 Ti |~| PSU: beQuiet! Straight Power 11 80Plus Gold  |~|  Boot:  Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2x2TB SanDisk SSD Ultra 3D |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Viotek GN34CB 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.


HTPC / "Console of the house":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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9 minutes ago, bowl615 said:

Now will the i7-10700k use a whole different socket?

Yes, LGA 1200

 

edit: for some reason i didnt get notifications that other people had replied with this same thing


Specs: CPU: AMD Ryzen R5 1600AF, GPU: Sapphire R9 Fury, RAM: 16 GB Trident Z Royal @3000Mhz , Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4, Storage: 1x 500Gb Intel 545s 500Gb SSD (boot) + 1x Samsung 860 QVO 1Tb SSD (storage), Case: Thermaltake Core V21, Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Turbo LED

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Like others have stated 3700x > 9700k....that said 3900x > 9900k.  I'd opt for a 3950x over any 10th gen intel piece.  Prices are all over the place too...but if you are just gaming and browsing the internet the 3700x is impossible to beat at it's retail price...and any x570 motherboard that isn't a gigabyte model will work perfectly.  If I had $1000 to build a new machine it would be a 3700x/x570 combo...with a Samsung 970 EVO Plus m.2 NVMe drive and 32gb of 3600mhz ram.  Would be future proof for at least 5 years me thinks.

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1 hour ago, bowl615 said:

The 3950x is is $800 compared to $380

 

and the 3700X is ~$300 compared to ~$400


Specs: CPU: AMD Ryzen R5 1600AF, GPU: Sapphire R9 Fury, RAM: 16 GB Trident Z Royal @3000Mhz , Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4, Storage: 1x 500Gb Intel 545s 500Gb SSD (boot) + 1x Samsung 860 QVO 1Tb SSD (storage), Case: Thermaltake Core V21, Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Turbo LED

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