I already upgraded last year. I feel like you need a minimum of 8 cores for modern games and apps. You can "get by" with 6 cores but you are bottlenecking your GPU for sure with only 4 cores.
Mate, imagine if you wait even longer, the gains will be paramount!!Yes. Been chugging away on my i7-3770K since its release day.
Was going to go 2700X way back when, but that got put on hold.
Planned for 3700X, but merely got complacent and never bought one.
Now, after seeing the potential gains that Zen3 will be providing, I'm glad I waited and have already started buying parts for a 5700X build.
If the rumors/leaks are true, then I should see around a 70% jump in single-thread and around a 300% jump in multi-thread performance. This will be the biggest CPU upgrade I've ever experienced.
Except maybe for the 8088 "Turbo" 8MHz to Am386 SX-40 back in the early 90s, but who's keeping track?
Mate, imagine if you wait even longer, the gains will be paramount!!
We are on the losing end of the [H]spectrum. Performance is nt on our side.
Mate, but this theory is so flawed; if you overclock the current mid-hi end stock it'll be even faster and your bck to square one..
Ran it just a hair over 1.5V for most of its life. Once it started to become unstable at that, I downclocked it to around 4.8ghz at 1.4V, but that only lasted another 18 months or so before it was unstable again. I ended up having to downclock it every couple of weeks till it wasn't even stable at stock anymore.curious, what defines a high voltage?
I had it under water with 2x old (not so old at the time) Thermochill 120.3 rads, so temps were generally under control even with the high voltage. I wasn't too worried about the voltage as I had never kept a PC longer than 2 years prior to that one - who would have guessed performance stagnation for so long?damn 1.5v is pretty high. Just wanted to make sure, my 6700k is sitting purty at firstname.lastname@example.org
Exactly. I have a 30” Dell U2011 (2560x1600) that I’ve had since release, and honestly it wasn’t until I got the 1080ti that I started to feel I had enough vid card to actually make the CPU do some work. It’s well past time for that monitor to get an upgrade too, but I decided years ago that I would wait for a 32” 144hz 4K HDR display... I’m still waiting.true true. and the higher you go up in res (1440, 4k), cpu kinda becomes irrelevant