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AverageGangMember
  • 26 months ago

Would it be worth the upgrade? I currently am looking for new parts as I can feel my system being too old. I do a lot of CPU intensive tasks and would like high fps in games as well since my monitor runs above 60. I just can't choose though.

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  • 26 months ago
  • 4 points

The 8600K is the first i5 to actually represent a large enough jump over the 2500K to finally be worth consideration IMO. Expect 30-80% FPS uplift in CPU bound gaming.

  • 26 months ago
  • -3 points

Yes it's a pretty big jump on every days apps. Gaming wise, it will perform better as long as you have a gtx 1070 and above. Cheapest option would be a used i7-2600k for around 110 on ebay or a i7-3770k around 150-170. That's if you wanted to just keep the system for another year or so.

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