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  1. Maybe what you like has changed with age? I used to love platformers, but as my game proficiency increased over the years platformers have lost their challenge and a lot of their fun. Closest thing to a platformer that I've enjoyed recently was Dark Souls 3 and that's really more of a physical combat RPG with some platforming. That and multiplayer FPS games because other humans really are the best challenge
  2. Ah I havent heard E6600 in a long while! I remember buying a Q6600 back in 2006-2007 for my Crysis-capable PC. I never thought I would still be running 4 cores almost 14 years later though
  3. I wouldnt count on CPU upgrades for that motherboard. Intel will be moving to 10nm and 10nm backport to 14nm chips next which may require a new socket type that wont be compatible. AMD also is moving on to presumably AM5 for Zen 4, so neither has an upgrade path. The good news is that the 10600k will be a competent processor for now. One other note is that the new consoles are 8-core and game engines will no doubt be expanding their multicore utilization. This is what's making me look at 8 and 12 cores for my next upgrade, but I wouldnt call 8 or 12 cores necessary
  4. Can confirm, my 6700k has worked well enough for the last 5 years, but I'm still getting ready to upgrade to Zen 3
  5. Even if the 5600x did bottleneck the 3080 in your application, there's really nothing significantly faster that would help.....
  6. Agreed, and I sort of have a theory about resolution scaling. My theory is that if CPU performance progress hadnt stalled out then we would still be rocking 1080p. 1440p and 4k and I guess sort of 8k have all become viable since GPU performance improvements have outpaced CPU improvements. We advertise them as "features" but in reality they're just consequences of the disparity. I do like the idea of hi-res, but frame rates and smooth performance are more important for me.
  7. This sounds like a big dose of nostalgia which renders any past rosier than usual, but barring that I can see your point and I hope to offer an explanation. I believe that the barriers to improved graphical performance have begun to require more time / GPU power than is worth it to developers, and I believe that the diversity of experiences have grown substantially but not in the ways that games traditionally have in the past thirty years. Graphics Argument: 1) Ray traced lighting is a final frontier for lighting technology, but running ray tracing requires very comple
  8. Part it out or consider Intel if u need a computer upgrade during COVID. Check out a 10900k which is almost as fast as a 5900x, and bring over your old GPU. When you can finally get a new GPU, slot it in and do the water loop then?
  9. Running a 6700k @ 4.5, + a 1080Ti. Can confirm it still works great
  10. 4000 series are AMD's laptop chips. Zen 3 desktop will be 5000 series
  11. 8700K is still excellent. My 6700k is just starting to show age so u have another couple years unless some huge advancement pops up
  12. Lol, I like the 1+ 7 pro inclusion you snuck in there. As a Gigabyte Z170 + 6700k user myself, I can say that our processors still have a lot of life left in them. We are starting to fall behind due to our clock speed disadvantage to the 10600 and soon to be our plausible IPC disadvantage to Zen 3, but we aren't out yet as long as we game at 1440p or 4k. I'm in a bit of a debate with myself over Zen 3, but I am 100% buying a new CPU by the time Zen 4 / 12th gen Alderlake are released since Zen 4 and Alder Lake will both represent big architectural changes for their respective com
  13. Yup, my mobo issue is with my aging Z190 by Gigabyte. Update from 2016 version 6 to newest version 22f from 2018 did the trick. It has made me more diligent about BIOS updates going forward. It also gave a more stable, higher OC.