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  1.    05 Oct 2017 #3271
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,415
    W10 Insider + Linux

    So just like I thought, not much reason to upgrade from 7700K > 8700k or R5 1600x > 1800x.
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  2.    05 Oct 2017 #3272

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    So just like I thought, not much reason to upgrade from 7700K > 8700k or R5 1600x > 1800x.
    I'm looking forward to the next generation of Ryzen. I may upgrade then.
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  3.    05 Oct 2017 #3273
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 920
    Windows 10 Pro

    Also noticing pricing of Core i7-8700k seems to be $379 instead of $359.
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  4.    05 Oct 2017 #3274
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 9,441
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint

    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Also noticing pricing of Core i7-8700k seems to be $379 instead of $359.
    That's at launch with questionable supply. I would be willing to bet that in a month or two it will be right at that $360.
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  5.    05 Oct 2017 #3275
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Fife
    Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit (1709)

    Been pricing up a 8700K with a ASUS Z370-A Prime and 16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB for around £720. Possable buyer for my 6700K ASUS Z170-A and 16GB RAM for £350. worth the cost of £370 to upgrade....
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  6.    05 Oct 2017 #3276
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 9,441
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint

    Sounds nice @worf105. That's not a bad deal at all.
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  7.    05 Oct 2017 #3277
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Fife
    Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit (1709)

    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    Sounds nice @worf105. That's not a bad deal at all.
    Thanks Steve. Just watched the video you posted on the previous page, make me reconsider somewhat..... But for around £370 for 2 generation climb and upgrading my RAM to RGB still sounds good.
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  8.    05 Oct 2017 #3278
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 9,441
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint

    What made you reconsider? I thought it looked pretty good. 6 Cores/12 threads going 5 GHz is not too shabby in my book.
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  9.    05 Oct 2017 #3279
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Fife
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit (1709)

    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    What made you reconsider? I thought it looked pretty good. 6 Cores/12 threads going 5 GHz is not too shabby in my book.
    Some of the gaming results shown but like you said 6 cores / 12 threads and 5GHz with some RGB does look nice. Availability will be scarce here for a while but knowing me I will go with it. Cheers Steve

    May even beat @solarstarshines Time Spy and Fire Strike scores
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  10.    05 Oct 2017 #3280
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 1,551
    Windows 10 Pro 64

    Quote Originally Posted by worf105 View Post
    Some of the gaming results shown but like you said 6 cores / 12 threads and 5GHz with some RGB does look nice. Availability will be scarce here for a while but knowing me I will go with it. Cheers Steve

    May even beat @solarstarshines Time Spy and Fire Strike scores
    Ya that's for sure. Look at that i7 8700K in ROTTR NOT be able to produced a single FPS better than my I7 6700K at 1080P and produce only 2 FPS better at 1440P.

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    Intel Core i7 8700K processor review - Performance - Games: Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)

    With all the shiny new Time Spy scores coming out, the above is what I'll be thinking about. But if I was NEEDING an upgrade because of old/unreliable hardware (MB) I would be thinking of an I 7 8700K.

    In this console port world we PC gamers live in, someone please wake me up when games start taking advantage of 6 cores/12 threads.
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