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Hi Linus Tech Tips ,

     I am planing to upgrade my gaming pc CPU 2 or 3 months later, right now i have asus gtx 1070, i5 3550, 16 gb ddr3 1600mhz ram. i was planing to get a i7 8700k, with 16gb 3000+mhz ddr4 ram, with a compatible motherboard and Nvidia volta GPU on 2019year . i use this PC mainly for gaming.

please guide my on below following questions

  1. is it right time to upgrade pc when GDDR6 technology is coming near feature?
  2. is it worth upgrading my GPU form GTX 1070 to Latest Nvidia Volta when it release?
  3. how good is i7 8700k compared to i5 3550 for next 5years and %of performance increase?

i wont upgrade again for next 4 to 5 years, so i need a solid build which servers me that long from ultra to high game settings. how much i loose if i run Nvidia Volta gpu on GDDR5 motherboard compared to GDDR6 motherboard.

 

Regards,

Flash.

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Well, Nvidia Volta is a bit far away (last time I checked, it's coming somewhere in 2018, if there are any updates, let me know) so, I think it's a bit too soon to tell.

Quote me so I can reply back :) 

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1. Motherboard doesnt care if GDDR6 is onboard so that's not a factor. It only matters to the graphics card. I would say GDDR6 is not a good reason to upgrade the graphics card because all but the top end cards get enough bandwidth from GDDR5.

 

2. Who knows. Volta compute cards are already in use and reported to have 120% performance increase compared to Pascal compute cards but compute cards are different to gaming cards. The fact that no leaks are out mean Volta gaming cards are still far away. Things in the tech world change just as fast as fashion so ask later.

 

3. 20% increase in IPC, 12.1% increase in clock speed and 50% more cores makes this comparison pointless. Just call that a LOT of extra performance.

 

I'd say wait till next year to do the upgrade so parts will be cheaper as supply increases. New graphics cards will still use PCIe so dont worry about compatibility.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Thanks for your time and response Jurrunio, bruny06.

            I think Their is a Difference between GDDR5 and GDDR6 in transfer rates.

I mean if i place Volta gpu in GDDR5 motherboard PCIE 3.0 slot compared to GDDR6 PCIE 3.0 slot, Will the GPU be bottle necked by Motherboard?

 

 

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There are no GDDR5/6 PCIe slots, PCIe 3.0 is the only relevant thing.

 Regarding everything else - maybe order one of these, it‘ll tell you the answers to all of your questions, or at least as much as we know. 

https://www.amazon.com/Amlong-Crystal-Clear-Redwood-Resin/dp/B01BCS7J3Y

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