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worth upgrading to a core i7 8700k from a i7 7700 for 4k gaming

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So, I have an intel core i7 7700 and a GeForce gtx 1070 and I have always wanted to overclock and game at 4k but I am not sure the processor can handle 4k so I wondering is it worth to upgrade to an i7 8700k for 4k gaming or stay with this chip.

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You'll also need a new motherboard.

But no. Buy a new GPU instead, or don't upgrade. Have you even tried to game at 4K with those specs? It should be achievable.


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3 minutes ago, Dan Tech said:

So, I have an intel core i7 7700 and a GeForce gtx 1070 and I have always wanted to overclock and game at 4k but I am not sure the processor can handle 4k so I wondering is it worth to upgrade to an i7 8700k for 4k gaming or stay with this chip.

u can try 4k gaming on low, 60fps, at 60fps u won't need a cpu upgrade.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

No I have never but I don't think 1070 could because when I play Fornite, overwatch or some of my other games that use a lot of GPU usage and power the fan speed is always maxed so I am not sure I should try

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Not really worth the upgrade. Most games at 4k are GPU bound, so the extra performance from the 8700K will certainly not be worth the purchase.


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3 minutes ago, Dan Tech said:

No I have never but I don't think 1070 could because when I play Fornite, overwatch or some of my other games that use a lot of GPU usage and power the fan speed is always maxed so I am not sure I should try

Better CPU does not help when you're talking about GPU-only settings like resolution. Only a better GPU will give you better performance at 4k


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16 minutes ago, xg32 said:

u can try 4k gaming on low, 60fps, at 60fps u won't need a cpu upgrade.

Uh... No... Nothing about this is right.


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10 minutes ago, tmcclelland455 said:

Uh... No... Nothing about this is right.

i've tried a 1080 ti with a 2600k at 4k/60 for a week, it works, cpu wasn't maxed while the gpu was, with a 8600k or 8700k the cpu usage is lower but gpu usage is similar


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9 minutes ago, Dan Tech said:

Could a 1080 handle 4k or will i need a 1080 ti

maybe on low or medium, a 1080 ti will run high on almost all games, i'd suggest trying to run 4k/60 on ur 7700/1070 first.


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