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I personally know the 6700K + 1080 rocks at even 1440p gaming.  Worthtwhile upgrade for a couple years.

I would like to upgrade my gaming pc, I do nothing else on my pc then games. I have an i5-7400 and a GTX 1080 Graphics card, my GPU is in games always stuck at around 40% / 50% and my CPU is hitting a consisted 100% in almost all games. Now I can buy a used i7-6700K for €90,- or less and it is better than my i5. But I'm not shure if it will be enough for the 1080 or for future upgrades. Can anybody help confirm if it will be so it does not bottleneck my GPU anymore? By forward thanks for your replay

 

CPU Compare: https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/compare.html?productIds=97147,88195

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P C - S P E C I F I C A T I O N S

  • C P U: Intel Core i5-7400 3.5 GHz
  • G P U: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
  • R A M: 16.0 GB
  • M E M O R Y: 256 GB SDD - 2 TB HDD
  • M O N I T O R 1: MSI Optix MAG241C 144Hz
  • M O N I T O R 2: Belinea 2225 S1W 60Hz
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A 6700k should do the job, it's basically a 7700K, and with a quick overclock it should do well in games. If that doesn't meet your needs then you'll need a new motherboard+cpu, since the 7700K doesn't really improve much on the 6700K.

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I personally know the 6700K + 1080 rocks at even 1440p gaming.  Worthtwhile upgrade for a couple years.

Emma : i7 8700K @5.0Ghz - Gigabyte AORUS z370 Gaming 5 - ThermalTake Water 3.0 Ultimate - G. Skill Ripjaws V 32GB 3200Mhz - Gigabyte AORUS 1080Ti - 750 EVO 512GB + 2x 860 EVO 1TB M.2 (RAID 0) - EVGA Supernova 650 P2 - Fractal Design Define R6 - AOC AGON 35" 3440x1440 100Hz - Mackie CR5BT - Logitech G910, G502, G933 - Cooler Master Universal Graphics Card Holder

 

Plex : Ryzen 5 1600 (stock) - Gigabyte B450M-DS3H - G. Skill Ripjaws V 8GB 2400Mhz - GeForce 8800GTS 640MB - 840 EVO 256GB + Toshiba P300 3TB - TP-Link AC1900 PCIe Wifi - Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500 - Antec Nine Hundred - Dell 19" 4:3

 

Lenovo 720S Touch 15.6" - i7 7700HQ, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, 1050Ti, 4K touchscreen

 

MSI GF62 - i7 7700HQ, 16GB 2400 MHz RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB 7200rpm HDD, 1050Ti

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3 minutes ago, Tim098b said:

I would like to upgrade my gaming pc, I do nothing else on my pc then games. I have an i5-7400 and a GTX 1080 Graphics card, my GPU is in games always stuck at around 40% / 50% and my CPU is hitting a consisted 100% in almost all games. Now I can buy a used i7-6700K for €90,- or less and it is better than my i5. But I'm not shure if it will be enough for the 1080 or for future upgrades. Can anybody help confirm if it will be so it does not bottleneck my GPU anymore? By forward thanks for your replay

 

CPU Compare: https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/compare.html?productIds=97147,88195

A note: the 6700K does not use the same architecture, make sure you have a compatible MoBo if you switch (you have LGA 1151 series 200).

In your stead I would find myself a used 7700-K. It has a less sucky instruction set.

And yeah your 1080 will work fine with both Skylake and Kaby Lake.

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CPU Ryzen 3700X - Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX X570-E - RAM 32GB of G.SKILL NEON 3600 -
GPU EVGA RTX 30870 XC3 - Case Mastercase H500p mesh - PSU Seasonic Focus Gx-850 -
Corsair MP600 NVME 1 Tb, Samsung 960 PRO 500 Gb & 2 Seagate baracuda 7200 RPM 2TB in stripe -
Display MG28UQ 4K monitor - Cooling Corsair H150 Pro - 

Keyboard G-910 W/ Romer G tactile - Mouse G 502 Hero (wired) -
Sound Logitech X-530 and Razer Tiamat headphones

Operating System Windows 10

 

 

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34 minutes ago, Quickstrike said:

A note: the 6700K does not use the same architecture, make sure you have a compatible MoBo if you switch (you have LGA 1151 series 200).

In your stead I would find myself a used 7700-K. It has a less sucky instruction set.

And yeah your 1080 will work fine with both Skylake and Kaby Lake.

How can I check this? The socket from both the i5 and the i7 are the same so I assumed it's just a cpu swap.

S O C I A L M E D I A

 

 

P C - S P E C I F I C A T I O N S

  • C P U: Intel Core i5-7400 3.5 GHz
  • G P U: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
  • R A M: 16.0 GB
  • M E M O R Y: 256 GB SDD - 2 TB HDD
  • M O N I T O R 1: MSI Optix MAG241C 144Hz
  • M O N I T O R 2: Belinea 2225 S1W 60Hz
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3 hours ago, Tim098b said:

How can I check this? The socket from both the i5 and the i7 are the same so I assumed it's just a cpu swap.

It is just a CPU swap. 


However I would like to add that the 6700k is equivalent to the R3-3300x. 

 

I would heavily advise you to switch platforms. Mostly because a 3300x costs around 100 dollars while a used 6700k / 7700k is 200 or more easily. Additionally, you would have an upgrade path on the 3000 series ryzen platform for the future. If you were to spend 200 dollars on an 5 year old i7 you would be spending money on an obsolete generation. I sold my old 6700k for $200 back in july and it was delidded. So it was worth less than normal anyways.

Case: InWin 303 Motherboard: Asus TUF X570-Plus Processor: Ryzen R9-3900x GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 Amp! Edition Ram: 16 GB DDR4 3000 MHZ

 PSU: Corsair CX750M Storage: 1TB Intel 660p NVME SSD and a 2TB Seagate 7200RPM HDD Mouse: Logitech G600 Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2014 HeadphonesSteelseries Arctis 7 Audio: Shure PGA58 with a Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen

 

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On 9/23/2020 at 5:11 PM, Tim098b said:

How can I check this? The socket from both the i5 and the i7 are the same so I assumed it's just a cpu swap.

Your motherboard instruction book will list compatible CPUs

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CPU Ryzen 3700X - Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX X570-E - RAM 32GB of G.SKILL NEON 3600 -
GPU EVGA RTX 30870 XC3 - Case Mastercase H500p mesh - PSU Seasonic Focus Gx-850 -
Corsair MP600 NVME 1 Tb, Samsung 960 PRO 500 Gb & 2 Seagate baracuda 7200 RPM 2TB in stripe -
Display MG28UQ 4K monitor - Cooling Corsair H150 Pro - 

Keyboard G-910 W/ Romer G tactile - Mouse G 502 Hero (wired) -
Sound Logitech X-530 and Razer Tiamat headphones

Operating System Windows 10

 

 

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