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Worth upgrading i7-8700K to i7-10700K? (gamer)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Current system:

 

Intel Core i7-8700K

GeForce RTX 2080

16 GB DDR4-3000

Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD (1440p144)

 

I play games such as Borderlands 3, Doom Eternal, Call of Duty: Warzone etc. and at 1440p.

 

I aim for a frame rate of at least 100.

 

Would I get much of a benefit by upgrading my i7-8700K to a i7-10700K?


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I was looking into this as well, and it seems to be a 5-10% fps uptick.  For me, that's not worth it yet.  I'm plenty happy with my 8700K and 1080Ti.  Your call.


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3 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

I was looking into this as well, and it seems to be a 5-10% fps uptick.  For me, that's not worth it yet.  I'm plenty happy with my 8700K and 1080Ti.  Your call.

If we're talking only 5-10%, I'll wait for the next generation.

 

Will pair nicely with my future RTX 3080 :P


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6 minutes ago, kingmustard said:

Would I get much of a benefit by upgrading my i7-8700K to a i7-10700K?

I'm running a 6700k and I don't deem this upgrade worthy. I'll wait a year or two more for Intel to drop the real stuff.


Be patient.

Just because a new product has come out, it doesn't mean that your thing is suddenly performing worse than it was when you bought it.

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Not worth it, you'd probably get an unnoticeable improvement at 1440p, if even that.


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Just now, kingmustard said:

Current system:

 

Intel Core i7-8700K

GeForce RTX 2080

16 GB DDR4-3000

Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD (1440p144)

 

I play games such as Borderlands 3, Doom Eternal, Call of Duty: Warzone etc. and at 1440p.

 

I aim for a frame rate of at least 100.

 

Would I get much of a benefit by upgrading my i7-8700K to a i7-10700K?

Why buy a new motherboard for the 10700K + the CPU itself if you can just upgrade to a 9900K?,They are basically the same.

Also the the difference in performance doesn't worth it anyway,the 8700K is a pretty good CPU.


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Just now, Cvet76 said:

I'm running a 6700k and I don't deem this upgrade worthy. I'll wait a year or two more for Intel to drop the real stuff.

I upgraded my i7-6700K to an i7-8700K a few weeks after the i7-8700K launched.

 

Was worth it for 1440p144 gaming.


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No.


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2 minutes ago, kingmustard said:

 

Was worth it for 1440p144 gaming.

Sure, if that's what you're into. I'm still at 1080p 60. Will patiently wait until the real next gen arrives and upgrade to 4k 144 when it eventually arrives :)


Be patient.

Just because a new product has come out, it doesn't mean that your thing is suddenly performing worse than it was when you bought it.

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Personally I am hanging on to my 8700k for the time being. Upgrade for a gaming CPU is not worth it IMO.


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4 minutes ago, Cvet76 said:

Sure, if that's what you're into. I'm still at 1080p 60. Will patiently wait until the real next gen arrives and upgrade to 4k 144 when it eventually arrives :)

Not sure I could hold off that long.  Staying at 1080/60 until 4k.144... I'd make the jump to 1440p long before then.  

 


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Just now, kingmustard said:

I upgraded my i7-6700K to an i7-8700K a few weeks after the i7-8700K launched.

 

Was worth it for 1440p144 gaming.

Yes,but upgrading every 2-2.5 years is a waste of money.

The 6700K was released at the end of 2015,the 8700K was released at the end of 2017,and now in mid 2020 you want to upgrade to a 10700K.

Those are top tier products and cost a lot of money,it really is a waste to replace them every 2 years...

 

I save a lot of money by upgrading every 4-5 years.

 

BTW I am glad that nowdays performance per dollar is more than ever before,My overclocked 1660 can play new games at 1440p Ultra no problem.


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