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i3-8100 vs i7-6700k is it considered an upgrade?

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So I'm fairly new to pc modding and gaming but I've really been wanting to dip my toes in. I have a desktop that has a i3-8100 cpu with a gigabyte gt 1030 gddr5 graphics card and just recently found a i7-6700k cpu locally for pretty cheap $150 in fact. So my question is, would switching my i3 to an older i7 provide me with any performance differences and would it be worth it to make the switch?

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4 minutes ago, Eligreez said:

So my question is, would switching my i3 to an older i7 provide me with any performance differences and would it be worth it to make the switch?

The 6700K wouldn't be compatible with your chipset, so unless you're in to replace your motherboard (with an older one), it's not really worth it.

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Those chips don't use the same motherboard, so you would have to swap your motherboard at the tsame time.

 

There basically the same speed, Id keep the i3, not woth the $150, much better off trying to buy something like a 8400/8700/9400/9700

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Just cpu wise they are basically identical in single core performance but the 6700k has 4 more threads. But the 6700k doesn't work on your motherboard so you can't get it anyway for that.

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Old 4-core i7:s are maybe worth 40$ if you already have a motherboard for it.

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pretty low value for money indeed, even if you'd have a board for it. Why do you want to upgrade / what are you looking to improve?

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