Those who got the 8700k

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  1. ng4ever

    ng4ever Flaccid 4Evar

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    Are you mad that the 9700k is around the corner with being released or are you happy with your purchase ?
     
  2. legcramp

    legcramp [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Around the corner as in another year? Nope. But if it's a huge upgrade then I'll just sell my current stuff and grab the new stuff. EZ

    Same thing as getting my Ti a month ago even though Volta Ti might just be around the corner.. as in 6 months + now for the equivalent Ti.

    Edit: Realistically I won't even bother with the 9700K since it's just two more cores and a little IPC boost most likely. What I probably will do is wait for Titan Gaming Volta to debut at $1K + range then I will jut pick-up the 2080 Ti to throw in my current system and call it good. This is assuming I will even need to upgrade my 1080 Ti by then lol.

    <--- does not need the latest and greatest anymore (last upgrade was from X5650 + R9 290 to current system, excluding the fling with Ryzen)
     
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  3. Sancus

    Sancus Gawd

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    I doubt 9700K comes out(in an actually buyable quantity, not paper launch) until Q4 2018.
     
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  4. TaintedSquirrel

    TaintedSquirrel [H]ardForum Junkie

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    If it launches 2H 2018 and it's not backwards compatible with Z370, especially if it's a Coffee Lake chip, then I'll be salty.
    If it launches Q1/Q2 2019 then I'd be fine with it, regardless of compatibility.

    Based on the newest roadmap, a year and a half is a long 'corner'.
     
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  5. Shintai

    Shintai [H]ardness Supreme

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    There is always something around the corner. You can #waitforever
     
  6. Speedeu4ia

    Speedeu4ia Limp Gawd

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    I agree, however due to being stuck on 4 cores for 10yrs, many could afford to wait for the last 5-6yrs. I have a feeling once we get 8core intel we will be stuck there for another 10yrs(mainstream). I'm patiently waiting that jump off point!
     
  7. Shintai

    Shintai [H]ardness Supreme

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    If you got a 10 year old 4 core its turd slow and it have nothing to do with core count.

    CFL is already the point where even the most stubborn SB owners are jumping.
     
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  8. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj Why oh why didn't I take the BLUE pill?

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    After the Z270 nonsense Intel pulled, I'm not playing their games with the mainstream platform. 7820x/X299, and ride it out for a while. Budget builds...Ryzen 1600/B350. i5-8400 is a ghost chip and no comparable H3XX/B3XX motherboards to save some cash.
     
  9. Speedeu4ia

    Speedeu4ia Limp Gawd

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    OK let me rephrase the timeframe to 6-7yrs aka q1 2011 2600k. ANd 8core going forward 6-7yrs
     
  10. Speedeu4ia

    Speedeu4ia Limp Gawd

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    Only 1 ITX board and its overpriced
     
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  11. IdiotInCharge

    IdiotInCharge Not the Idiot YOU are Looking for

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    Honestly, the jump from 6700k to 8700k was less 'whoah this is fast!' and more 'not gonna worry about it for a while'.

    Nothing I do (yet) is core-hungry, but gaming remains hungry for more single-core performance, so if Intel can improve substantially on that point, and they may, then they might get my money. You know, if there's a need from an application standpoint as well.
     
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  12. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Limp Gawd

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    No? I get a year of usage out of a chip that can do 5GHz on 6c/12t for under a grand. My Z68 motherboard died, I wasn't going to get a cheap replacement for it, and I absolutely notice the IPC improvement over my 2700k.
     
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    Saki630 Limp Gawd

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    the OP came out of no where stating 8700k owners should be pissed off that a new chip is coming out. He should be posting this stuff on the AMD forums because the people who have purchased the 8700k's are satisfied with everything except the price gouge.

    I havent bought mine yet because $460 on amazon lolol.
     
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  14. legcramp

    legcramp [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I happily paid $379 for the chip and $150 for Gigabyte's top board.
     
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  15. tangoseal

    tangoseal [H]ardness Supreme

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    I bought one and returned it. Got a 7820x.

    I also have an 8600k which is a MUCH better price to performance ratio strictly for gaming.
     
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    You got a gaming 7 for $150?

    I did the math and the 7820X+Mobo+PSU would have cost me about $250 extra, 40% more than my CFL build.
    Not sure about that.
     
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  17. jmilcher

    jmilcher 2[H]4U

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    Which is why I did not make the jump yet. I am going to wait this time for something to blow my socks off. My 6700K has zero issues doing anything I do with it.

    Now when 8 core Intel becomes mainstream...
     
  18. vegeta535

    vegeta535 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Should AMD fanboi be pissed off that Ryzen 2 coming out a year after Ryzen with a suppose 12c cpu that boost to 5.1 ghz!?!?!?!
     
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    If you guys want to post, you have to open the page's source and manually fill in the textarea tag.
     
  21. ramborage

    ramborage n00bie

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    I'm one of those stubborn Sandy Bridge users and still don't see a need for upgrading yet. I play either at 1440p or 4k though on a 1070 and it still blows through every game I play right now. When I can see a huge leap with cpu performance, I'll bite, but for now the new line of nvidia cards is going to be a better upgrade for me.
     
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  22. boed

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    I was tempted to buy a few different CPUs for my next PC. I have a 6700k current but I want to build a new PC and use it for backup. Couldn't find much in the non $1000 price range from intel or in any price range from AMD that competed with my 6700k for gaming. I'll want a 2080 ti when they are available and the 6700k only has a pathetic 16 pcie lanes for the slots. I have a 16x video card, 8x nic and an 8x raid controller. It's already been proven on numerous youtube videos that the 1080 ti can't run at peak performance with only 8x and neither can my nic or raid controller since the 3 of them are splitting 16 pcie lanes. I figured in 2017 Intel would have a reasonably priced processor that could handle a PC with 2 or more cards - nope got swing for the $1000 CPUs and pay for more electricity and put up with louder fans to cool it. I don't know if my next CPU with be a 9700k (provided it has more PCIe lanes) or a TR2. I kind of like not knowing at this point.
     
  23. legcramp

    legcramp [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Yeah black friday sale + $25 off masterpass + $20 mir XD
     
  24. tangoseal

    tangoseal [H]ardness Supreme

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    That is a totally debunked rumor haha... Apparently some douche made a fake slide and got everyone in a tizzie over it.
     
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  25. IdiotInCharge

    IdiotInCharge Not the Idiot YOU are Looking for

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    Yup, and I wouldn't recommend moving up from a DDR4 i7 for gaming either.

    I only did it because I decided to build a second system to run Linux on metal (as opposed to just VMs).
     
  26. vegeta535

    vegeta535 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I know it wasn't real from the get go but AMD fanboys still believe and hope they crush Intel. Only then to see AMD become Intel.
     
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  27. Revenant_Knight

    Revenant_Knight Limp Gawd

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    I'm not upset at all. The 8700 was what I needed at the time. It will be a long while before the 9700 comes out. When it does, if it's 8 cores, I'll probably upgrade my 6700K.
     
  28. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj Why oh why didn't I take the BLUE pill?

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    Ignoring the 12c/5.1Ghz...

    AMD is at least a 12 month gap (which is normal). Intel went from 7700k to 8700k within 8 months and also required a new motherboard which a year old AMD setup does not. Intel "might" move to 9700k 9 months later and "might" need a new motherboard again. AMD seems to be more upgrade friendly than Intel right now...not a fanboi comment, just an observation.
     
  29. vegeta535

    vegeta535 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Again that point is mute to me. The performance gap between ryzen 1 and 2 is not worth it with a platform upgrade or not. You can still sell the old Intel platform to offset the cost of a new platform if you really need to get the lastest and greatest each gen. I have never upgraded a cpu without a MB upgrade along with it.
     
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  30. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj Why oh why didn't I take the BLUE pill?

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    Just because YOU haven't upgraded a CPU doesn't mean nobody else has. Ryzen 1 to Ryzen 2 (or 1+ as it really sounds like it's going to be) might not be a big jump other than the clockspeed, but neither was pretty much anything between the 4th Gen Core and 7th Gen Core CPU's. We don't really know what the 2018 Ryzen is going to look like. Probably not worth upgrading. The next gen Ryzen in 2019 or whenever it is coming out will probably be worth an upgrade, and should be a drop in replacement. You're making it sound like that's a bad thing because you like new motherboards all the time.
     
  31. Emission

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    I absolutely welcome not having to spend $100-200 on a new board with each CPU upgrade. Saves money, saves resources, and even the time spent having to basically rebuild a machine instead of just popping a new CPU in.
     
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  32. vegeta535

    vegeta535 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I am sure I am more in majority in the upgrade path then ones that do every gen. It cute you think most MB manufacturers will be releasing bios updates for the new CPUs. They rater you buy a new MB also. I'm sure a bunch will release one for 2018 ryzen but forget anything past that.
     
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  33. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    At least you are living up to that poof.
     
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  34. Denpepe

    Denpepe Gawd

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    but you did not need a new motherboard for the 7700k if you had skylake. And while current AMD motherboard supposedly will support the new CPU's there will also be new motherboards with extra features for them, just like with skylake and kabylake.
     
  35. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj Why oh why didn't I take the BLUE pill?

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    I appreciate your condescension before I place you on ignore with the rest of the IDF, but if you'd get out of your Intel bubble for a little while, you'd notice that AMD boards actually had pretty good bios support. AM3 boards got AM3+ support if the VRM's could handle it, and I had a 990FX Sabertooth board that got NVMe support some 5 years after the board was released along with Bios support for every CPU that could possibly run in that socket. You have NO justification to say that manufacturers won't release bios updates other than your bias.
     
  36. Montu

    Montu [H]ard DCOTM x4

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    He's not really living "up" to it.
     
  37. Kyle_Bennett

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    That crossed my mind when I typed it....
     
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  38. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj Why oh why didn't I take the BLUE pill?

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    I never said you needed a new MB for the 7700k. But if you upgraded from a 6700k to a 7700k you really weren't paying attention as it was essentially the same chip with higher clocks. Overclock the 6700k to 7700k speeds and it was the same chip. Realistically what kind of new features are going to be released that will make a difference? PCIe 4 and DDR5 are really the only big things that you don't have access to already. Anything else you need you can throw in a PCIe card for (unless you're on ITX).
     
  39. NoOther

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    To the OP, I don't think people who are buying the latest products are really that concerned about the next product. Either they will get it, or maybe they skip a generation. But back when I was upgrading my CPUs regularly, it didn't bug me that a newer better one came out shortly after, I just adjusted my schedule as needed and got the CPUs I felt were worth it.

    I still upgrade my GPUs regularly and I got caught in the Titan X(p) scenario where I got the original Titan X (Pascal) and then shortly thereafter they came out with the improved Titan XP. At most it was a little annoying they did that so quickly, but at the same time, I don't have any problems or issues with my Xp, it does what I need it to quite well.

    Disagree, there is nothing out there that really makes it worth it to move on from my 2600k. I used to upgrade 1 - 2 times per year, I haven't had a need to upgrade a CPU since my 2600k. The improvements just aren't that worthwhile.
     
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