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What is the ultimate CPU for pure gaming?

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I know it would depend on your game++But lets say PUBG at 1440p as that game is known to be hard to get 100fps consistently.

 

my impression is that the 8700k gives good numbers, is there a bigger brother with higher clocks?

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2 minutes ago, MatsNorway said:

I know it would depend on your game++But lets say PUBG at 1440p as that game is known to be hard to get 100fps consistently.

 

my impression is that the 8700k gives good numbers, is there a bigger brother with higher clocks?

At 4k the G4560 is king.

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5 minutes ago, MatsNorway said:

I know it would depend on your game++But lets say PUBG at 1440p as that game is known to be hard to get 100fps consistently.

 

my impression is that the 8700k gives good numbers, is there a bigger brother with higher clocks?

i5 8600k or i7 8700k. 

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This is really simple, you go to Intel's latest gen, get the unlocked i7 and done... you have the best gaming chip available, the i7 8700k currently, next year there will be the i7 9700k on the z390 chipset and so on.

 

Only get it if you'll go 1080 Ti any thing under it can work fine with the i5 8600k

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Best gaming CPU for pure gaming.... a GPU the CPU has been irrelevant for years now. +- 15fps big whoop.

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23 minutes ago, MatsNorway said:

Why not the i7-7740X?

Because it is not as good of a gaming chip?

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15 hours ago, RedSector said:

Best gaming CPU for pure gaming.... a GPU the CPU has been irrelevant for years now. +- 15fps big whoop.

...says someone who doesn't care about high fps displays.

26 minutes ago, MatsNorway said:

Why not the i7-7740X?

It might have had a chance before 8700k, but not now. Well, maybe if you stick to games that scale more on clock than cores, this one might OC slightly more.

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3 hours ago, porina said:

...says someone who doesn't care about high fps displays.

What creature is this ?  What do you even mean ?

Does 120 FPS look different to 100 FPS and if so why is it that most if not all humans cant tell... except for the number ?

 

 

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6 minutes ago, RedSector said:

What creature is this ?  What do you even mean ?

Does 120 FPS look different to 100 FPS and if so why is it that most if not all humans cant tell... except for the number ?

As always, it depends on the game (and settings). I can't recall exact numbers as it was a while ago, for FFXIV when I first put it on OC Ryzen 1700 + 980Ti SLI, it was pure disappointment only reaching around 80fps. Move GPUs to an Intel, goes up well beyond 100fps. It is a very noticeable difference in smoothness. 

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20 hours ago, MatsNorway said:

I know it would depend on your game++But lets say PUBG at 1440p as that game is known to be hard to get 100fps consistently.

 

my impression is that the 8700k gives good numbers, is there a bigger brother with higher clocks?

Nope, the 7700k was its little (maybe cheaper?) brother and will be very close in performance. But as of today, the 8700k is the gaming king.

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Just now, MatsNorway said:

Any tests on that? Seen any videos on different games? 

I mean all the TechTubers made a video on the 8700k when it launched. Since it was until very recently that AMD has become a competitor, most games/software are optimized to the traditional quad-core CPUs Intel traditionally made. While the 8700k is a hex-core, it hasn't shown any drawbacks to the 7700k. Besides, if you're looking at gaming, AMD/Ryzen isn't close to the IPCs on Intel chips yet, so the 8700k would be my suggestion. 

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Had a look. you where not kidding. Tons of vids. i7-7740X is the cheaper option vs 8700k but on stock speeds the 8600k is basically the same performer as the i7-7740X and cheaper where i live.

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