Windows 10: Upgrade Advice Solved

  1.    24 Dec 2017 #1

    Upgrade Advice


    I am thinking of upgrading my system and would like any advice regarding if I would see a performance enhancement. I play most of the latest games (constant gamer) and some video/photo editing. I am only upgrading motherboard, memory and CPU. Already have a video card and SSD's in my current system that I will use.
    My current:
    CPU: i7 2600k 3.40GHz Quad Core
    Motherboard: Asrock Fatality P67 Professional
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 32GB DDR3
    New:
    CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz (4.7 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I78700K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero (Wi-Fi AC) LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 Z370 ATX
    ATX Intel Motherboard
    Memory:G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200
    Last edited by stealth2920; 25 Dec 2017 at 10:58.
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  2.    24 Dec 2017 #2

    Not an expert but your current pc is quite a high spec. It is hard to see you would get a big improvement really. Gaming performance is more often GPU related, and if you are not changing that, the only significant difference in your specs seems to be a slightly faster CPU which would help accelerate things like video rendering.

    However, as I say I am no expert but I doubt I would invest significant cash for what I suspect is a marginal gain.

    You really have to analyse all parts of your system under the conditions you intend to use it and assess what are the principle limitations that need to be debottlenecked - ie are you cpu, gpu, disk constrained etc.
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  3.    24 Dec 2017 #3

    Not an expert but your current pc is quite a high spec. It is hard to see you would get a big improvement really. Gaming performance is more often GPU related, and if you are not changing that, the only significant difference in your specs seems to be a slightly faster CPU which would help accelerate things like video rendering.

    However, as I say I am no expert but I doubt I would invest significant cash for what I suspect is a marginal gain.

    You really have to analyse all parts of your system under the conditions you intend yo use it and assess what are the principle limitations that need to be debottlenecked - eg are you cpu, gpu, disk constrained etc.
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  4.    24 Dec 2017 #4

    Here is a bottleneck calculator result:
    Bottleneck calculator

    Average bottleneck percentage: 12%
    *This result is based on average CPU and GPU usage from different programs and games. It changes based on operating system, background processes activity and targeted applications. This result is not universal and changes from program to program.

    Bottleneck detected: Your CPU is too weak for this graphic card.
    Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.40GHz with GeForce GTX 1070 (x1) will produce 12% of bottleneck. Everything over 10% is considered as bottleneck. We recommend you to replace Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.40GHz with Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz.

    Best processors with 1x GeForce GTX 1070
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  5. Posts : 992
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       24 Dec 2017 #5

    Just my opinion.

    You can play games on a video editing computer very well. You can't do video editing very well on a computer made for games.

    For video editing I would suggest a cpu of 6 cores or more. You do not need 6 or more cores for games.
    For video editing the more ram the better. When I say more, I mead 32 gig of ram or more. You surly don't need 32 gigs for gaming.

    You can do both with less. It all depends on how well and fast you want to do these things.

    You will find out the choices will come down to how much money you are willing to spend.

    How much are you willing to spend?

    What video card and power supply do you have?

    What cooling do you have?

    What monitor do you have?

    From post #1

    I play most of the latest games (constant gamer) and some video/photo editing.
    Jack
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  6.    24 Dec 2017 #6

    Layback Bear said: View Post
    Just my opinion.

    You can play games on a video editing computer very well. You can't do video editing very well on a computer made for games.

    For video editing I would suggest a cpu of 6 cores or more. You do not need 6 or more cores for games.
    For video editing the more ram the better. When I say more, I mead 32 gig of ram or more. You surly don't need 32 gigs for gaming.

    You can do both with less. It all depends on how well and fast you want to do these things.

    You will find out the choices will come down to how much money you are willing to spend.

    How much are you willing to spend?

    What video card and power supply do you have?

    What cooling do you have?

    What monitor do you have?

    From post #1



    Jack
    Thanks for the info. I will be using my present power supply and a Noctua NH-D15 140.2 CFM cooling, present video card and monitor so should work with whatever I decide. I always tend to overbuild for max performance and speed. According to your advice then I should go to a 6 core CPU instead of the one I posted?
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  7. Posts : 2,023
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       25 Dec 2017 #7

    I'm a bit confused, did you already buy the parts you have listed under "New"

    If not then why not go with the latest mainstream gear, a Z370, and a 8700K ?


    Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 3.7 GHz LGA 1151 Boxed Processor BX80684I78700K - Micro Center

    Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz 95W BX80684I78700K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630 - Newegg.com


    What you have chosen will be fine for gaming, but I would look for a better board.
    Last edited by AddRAM; 25 Dec 2017 at 00:41.
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  •    25 Dec 2017 #8

    AddRAM said: View Post
    I'm a bit confused, did you already buy the parts you have listed under "New"
    If not then why not go with the latest mainstream gear, a Z370, and a 8700K ?

    Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 3.7 GHz LGA 1151 Boxed Processor BX80684I78700K - Micro Center
    Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz 95W BX80684I78700K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630 - Newegg.com

    What you have chosen will be fine for gaming, but I would look for a better board.
    No I haven't done anything yet. I was researching and wanting advice from other more expert opinions. I have updated my wish list with the upgrades you suggested. I think my main goal is to find out if I will actually see a performance increase with this significant cash investment.
    Last edited by stealth2920; 25 Dec 2017 at 08:43.
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  •    25 Dec 2017 #9

    Hi,

    I think my main goal is to find out if I will actually see a performance increase with this significant cash investment.
    That 6 core CPU is about twice as powerful as the one currently in use so, yes you definitely will see an improvement there.

    Cheers,
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