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6600k Upgrade

Hey all, i'm looking for some help because I'm super torn at the moment. Lately i've been attempting to play Anthem and am noticing a ton of dropped frames to the point where i appear to get phantom inputs in the game. I've noticed that my CPU is running at 100%. For reference system specs are 6600k at 4.3gHz, 16gb ram 3000Mhz, 1070 ti, 1440p 144hz monitor. I know i wont be able to max the game out but i'm already running on mostly low and medium settings and i'll go from around 75-80 fps down to like 45-50 when there are effects on screen, it's driving me crazy. I'm hoping a CPU upgrade will help me out i was considering the r5 2600 but i believe the ipc is actually better on the 6600k (i may be incorrect in this assessment) or the i5 9600k, which from reading through a few other posts may not actually be a great option. I had originally intended to wait till Ryzen 3000 came out but pretty much the game i want to play is very unplayable so i'm at a loss of what to do.

 

My other though was to upgrade to a 7700k as that's the max my mobo can handle but checking craigslist and ebay there still around $300 on their own. Buy the 2600 seems like a waste to just upgrade again in 3-4 months. Honest thoughts and opinions would be greatly appreciated, i just really don't know what i should do at this time.

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8 minutes ago, LostElric said:

Hey all, i'm looking for some help because I'm super torn at the moment. Lately i've been attempting to play Anthem and am noticing a ton of dropped frames to the point where i appear to get phantom inputs in the game. I've noticed that my CPU is running at 100%. For reference system specs are 6600k at 4.3gHz, 16gb ram 3000Mhz, 1070 ti, 1440p 144hz monitor. I know i wont be able to max the game out but i'm already running on mostly low and medium settings and i'll go from around 75-80 fps down to like 45-50 when there are effects on screen, it's driving me crazy. I'm hoping a CPU upgrade will help me out i was considering the r5 2600 but i believe the ipc is actually better on the 6600k (i may be incorrect in this assessment) or the i5 9600k, which from reading through a few other posts may not actually be a great option. I had originally intended to wait till Ryzen 3000 came out but pretty much the game i want to play is very unplayable so i'm at a loss of what to do.

 

My other though was to upgrade to a 7700k as that's the max my mobo can handle but checking craigslist and ebay there still around $300 on their own. Buy the 2600 seems like a waste to just upgrade again in 3-4 months. Honest thoughts and opinions would be greatly appreciated, i just really don't know what i should do at this time.

Not worth the upgrade to 7700k.  The best thing you can do is grab a 8700k for 330 bucks a mobo for 120 dollars and use your RAM you have already.  Sell your old mobo and CPU on ebay.  Also make sure to use the Turbo function to get up to 4.6Ghz and use a good cooler like hyper 212 evo or better yet a Noctua DH-15 ....... Then you should be good to go.  If your CPU is going to 100 percent usage that means its choking out, and that will not happen with a 8700 or 8700k.

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I think that game is an optimized fustercluck. Wait for the game to be improved. That is still a very powerful CPU. 

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26 minutes ago, Turtle Rig said:

Not worth the upgrade to 7700k.  The best thing you can do is grab a 8700k for 330 bucks a mobo for 120 dollars and use your RAM you have already.  Sell your old mobo and CPU on ebay.  Also make sure to use the Turbo function to get up to 4.6Ghz and use a good cooler like hyper 212 evo or better yet a Noctua DH-15 ....... Then you should be good to go.  If your CPU is going to 100 percent usage that means its choking out, and that will not happen with a 8700 or 8700k.

I had also considered the 8700, do you think it would be worth while to do so as there's not really an upgrade path outside of the 9 series?

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1 hour ago, LostElric said:

I had also considered the 8700, do you think it would be worth while to do so as there's not really an upgrade path outside of the 9 series?

It will get rid of your bottleneck, so yes its worth while for sure.

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  • 1 month later...

I have same cpu and im currently waiting for amd 3000 series. We don't know exact specs right now so it might be good to wait for an upgrade. If its nothing special 9600K or 9700K might be a nice option. 8 cores are kinda futureproof 

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