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8700k -> 12900k upgrade for pushing 1440p 270hz esports titles?

I currently get around 250 fps in CS:GO and 220 in Valorant in competitive, hoping to try and push 300+ consistent on both. Is a 12900k a worthwhile upgrade, or should I keep waiting for next gen or AMD's offerings? Others have said the 8700k isn't necessarily worth jumping to the 12900k, but in my specific case, it may be just enough to get my target fps, so I was thinking about doing it anyways. I recently upgraded to a 3090 for other uses, so was hoping it would pair better as well in other games.

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270hz no, unless you just want an expensive monitor.

you might be able to find stuff that goes in the 200-300 (fps) at 1080p, kind of depends on the game and settings.

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Just now, Quackers101 said:

270hz no, unless you just want an expensive monitor.

you might be able to find stuff that goes in the 200-300 (fps) at 1080p, kind of depends on the game and settings.

I already have the 1440p 270hz monitor

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6 minutes ago, Emertxe said:

I already have the 1440p 270hz monitor

then there wont be many titles you will hit that.

You will see an uplift with a newer CPU, however that is all up to you and your money. I dont see the point if you already get 200-250 in some of the games that you might be focusing on? Else there will always be newer generations to come.

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Just now, Quackers101 said:

then there wont be many titles you will hit that.

You will see an uplift with a newer CPU, however that is all up to you and your money. I dont see the point if you already get 200-250 in some of the games that you might be focusing on? Else there will always be newer generations to come.

As I mentioned in the first post, I'm looking to push 300+ in the esports titles I stated. I guess my hesitation is whether or not the 12900k is enough for that, or if I should consider waiting for next gen to hit the targets I'm looking for.

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The i5 12600k performs identically as 12900k in games 

 

You will see FPS uplift with upgrade with 12gen but you're already going into diminishing returns territory 

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Id upgrade, Im in the same boat. 8700k barely keeps up with the games I play. Only reason I'm not doing a 12th gen is the price of the dam itx boards. Then trying to get ram for it. 

Main RIg Corsair Air 540, I7 8700k, ASUS ROG Strix Z370-H, G.Skill TridentZ 32GB, EVGA 1080TI SC Black, EVGA 850 GQ, Acer KG251Q 1920x1080@240hz 

 

Spare RIg Corsair Air 540, I7 4770K, Asus Maximus VI Extreme, G.Skill Ares 32Gb, EVGA 1080sc & 1060 SSC, Corsair CX850M, Acer GD235hz 1920x1080@120hz

 

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At 1440p, are you sure you're not bound by your graphics card?

 

Also, there is no CPU today that can guarantee you a locked 300+ FPS. You will always have dips below that, even with a 12900K.

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Just now, YoungBlade said:

At 1440p, are you sure you're not bound by your graphics card?

hardware and software limitations. OP seems to already have an 3090? so yeah. A bit more CPU/RAM limited, but still not quite worth it and with the current issues of DDR5, both in price and performance.

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20 hours ago, Emertxe said:

I currently get around 250 fps in CS:GO and 220 in Valorant in competitive, hoping to try and push 300+ consistent on both. Is a 12900k a worthwhile upgrade, or should I keep waiting for next gen or AMD's offerings? Others have said the 8700k isn't necessarily worth jumping to the 12900k, but in my specific case, it may be just enough to get my target fps, so I was thinking about doing it anyways. I recently upgraded to a 3090 for other uses, so was hoping it would pair better as well in other games.

much more L3 cache will definitely boost alot in those titles.

CPU: i7-8700k 5GHz@1.25v | MoBo: Asus ROG Maximus X Formula | RAM: G.Skill F4-3600C15D-16GTZ @4000CL17GPU: RTX 2080Ti | PSU: Evga Supernova G2 750w | 

Case: Lian Li 011D XL | Storage: Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe 500GB, Crucial MX500 500GB | Soundcard: Soundblaster ZXR | Mouse: Razer Viper Mini | Keyboard: Razer Huntsman TE Monitor: DELL AW2521H @360Hz |

 

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