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5930k to 8700k

Oct 9, 2010
290 (0.09/day)
System Name IntelSLI Z370 KEW's Rig
Processor Intel Core i7 8770K @ 4.9GHz 1.290V
Motherboard Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7
Cooling Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB 360 TT Premium Edition
Memory G.Skill TridenZ RGB 32GB 3000Mhz DDR4
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX1080Ti AMP Edition 11 GB GDDR5X in SLI
Storage Samsung Evo 256 GB SSD + G.Skill Phoenix III 120GB SDD + 9TB HDD
Display(s) 3x Asus PG278Q in Surround Mode
Case Thermaltake View 71 TG RGB
Audio Device(s) Built-in Audio Sound BlasterX 720°
Power Supply Cooler Master V1200W 80 Platinum
Software Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Is it worth to change from 5930k to 8700k?
Apr 12, 2013
2,059 (0.96/day)
No ’tis a sidegrade at best. Unless of course you buy a prebinned 5GHz 8700k & WC the setup.

So, depends on whether you want to spend 500$ or more for a new(ish) rig, gaining 5~25% more performance in certain tasks or games.
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The Exiled Airman
Jul 2, 2007
24,941 (5.87/day)
System Name PCGOD
Processor AMD FX 8350@ 5.0GHz
Motherboard Asus TUF 990FX Sabertooth R2 2901 Bios
Cooling Scythe Ashura, 2×BitFenix 230mm Spectre Pro LED (Blue,Green), 2x BitFenix 140mm Spectre Pro LED
Memory 16 GB Gskill Ripjaws X 2133 (2400 OC, 10-10-12-20-20, 1T, 1.65V)
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon 290 Sapphire Vapor-X
Storage Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, WD Velociraptor 1TB
Display(s) NEC Multisync LCD 1700V (Display Port Adapter)
Case AeroCool Xpredator Evil Blue Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply Seasonic 1250 XM2 Series (XP3)
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD
Keyboard Roccat Ryos MK Pro
Software Windows 7 Pro 64
Aug 16, 2016
850 (0.93/day)
System Name 1.21 gigawatts!
Processor Intel Core i7 6700K
Motherboard MSI Z170A Krait Gaming 3X
Cooling Be Quiet! Shadow Rock Slim with Arctic MX-4
Memory 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 3000 MHz
Video Card(s) Sapphire Nitro R9 390 8GB with back plate
Storage Mushkin Triactor 240GB + Team L3 EVO 480GB + Toshiba X300 4TB
Display(s) Philips 237E7QDSB/00 23" FHD AH-IPS
Case Aerocool Aero-1000 white + 4 Arctic F12 PWM Rev.2 fans
Audio Device(s) Onboard Audio Boost 3 with Nahimic Audio Enhancer
Power Supply FSP Hydro G 650W
Mouse Cougar 700M eSports white
Keyboard E-Blue Cobra II
Software Windows 8.1 Pro x64
Benchmark Scores CPU-Z 1.82.2 (4,8 GHz + XMP): 574 ST / 2887 MT Cinebench R15: 948 (stock) / 1044 (4,7 GHz)
Absolutely not.
Mar 26, 2014
5,791 (3.23/day)
Washington, USA
System Name Volt
Processor i7-4790k
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X Gaming 5
Cooling NZXT Kraken X60
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4x8GB
Video Card(s) MSI GTX1080 Ti Gaming X
Storage 250GB SSD / 2x1TB + 2x2TB HDD
Display(s) LG 34UB88-P + 3x AOC 2425W
Case Nanoxia Deep Silence 6
Audio Device(s) LucidSound LS30
Power Supply Rosewill Fortress 750w
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard G.Skill KM780 RGB (Brown switches)
Software Windows 10 Professional
Benchmark Scores Technical term is PEBCAK issue, which stands for Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard
Lol no.
Jul 10, 2012
5,126 (2.12/day)
Memphis, TN
System Name Black Prometheus
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 1700X @3.9GHz
Motherboard ASRock B350 Pro4
Cooling Corsair H70
Memory SK Hynix 32GB(8GBx4) DDR4 @2666MHz
Video Card(s) EVGA RTX 2070 XC Ultra Gaming
Storage Sandisk X300 512GB + Seagate 2TB
Display(s) HP LA2405WG 24" Triple Monitor (5760x1200)
Case DeepCool Matrexx 55 w/ 3x120mm Intake + 4x120mm Exhaust
Audio Device(s) Samsung 5.1 Setup
Power Supply Corsair RM750X
Mouse Logitech Trackman
Keyboard Dell OEM
Software Windows 10 EDU x64
Sep 24, 2014
1,090 (0.68/day)
Birmingham UK
System Name El Calpulator \Gaming Laptop
Processor i7 9700K@4.8ghz \i7 5700HQ@3.5ghz
Motherboard MSI Z390 Gaming Edge AC \ MSIGE62 HM87
Cooling bequiet! Dark Rock Pro 4\MSI Dual Fan
Memory 32GB DDR4 3200mhz Corsair Vengance Black+White\16GB DDR3 1600mhz Kingston
Video Card(s) MSI RTX 2080 Gaming Trio \ MSI GTX 970M@Stock
Storage Kingston A1000 Nvme 480GB+2xMX500 500GB+1x1TB+Toshiba 2TB HDD \128GB m.2 SSD+1TB HDD
Display(s) Acer Predator X34 100hz G-Sync \15.6 Screen
Case CoolerMaster MC500M
Audio Device(s) ASUS Xonar DGX +Logitech Z906+Arctis 7 \ Realtek ALC 892 Nahimic+Edifier 2000RB
Power Supply EVGA SuperNova G2 650W\MSI Power Brick
Mouse Logitech G703 Wireless \ A4 Tech V7 Bloody
Keyboard Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum \SteelSeriesGE62
Software Win 10 Pro\Win 10 Home
Benchmark Scores Not enough!
Is a NO from me as well...wait for the next gen if you can
Apr 24, 2012
1,240 (0.50/day)
Northamptonshire, UK
System Name Main/Backup/HTPC
Processor 9900K@4.9/X5650@4.0/i3 4360@3.7
Motherboard Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro WiFi/Asus P6TD Deluxe/MSI H81I
Cooling Custom water/Coolermaster TPC-800/Antec C40
Memory HyperX Predator 2x8GB 3200MHz/Corsair Vengeance 10GB/Crucial Balistix Tactical 4GB
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 1080 FE/GTX 690/Intel HD4600
Storage Samsung 960 EVO 250GB/OCZ Trion 100/OCZ ARC 100 120 GB
Display(s) Acer Z301c + Asus VC239H + Sammy T200/39" Panasonic HDTV
Case Fractal Design Arc XL/Aerocool Aero-500/Thermaltake Core V1
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DSX+SMSL SA50(Tannoy F1)/AMD HD/ Intel HD Audio+ Logi Z323
Power Supply Corsair RM850/ Corsair TX650/350W OEM
Mouse Logitech G900
Keyboard Logitech G610 Orion Red
Software Win 10 Pro 64Bit/Win 10 Pro 64Bit/Win 10 Pro 64Bit
Overclock what you have a bit more, and you're sorted.
Mar 31, 2014
964 (0.54/day)
Grunn, Holland
System Name Indis the Fair
Processor i7 4790k Delid 4.7@1.27v/i5 5675c 4.2@1.3v
Motherboard Asus Z97I-PLUS
Cooling Noctua NH-U14S
Memory Kingston HyperX 2x8GB 1866MHz C10
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 1070 Ti SC
Storage 860EVO 500GB, WD Red 3TB, and other stuff
Display(s) BenQ XL2430T, LG 24 inch LED IPS thing
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M
Audio Device(s) Behringer Xenyx Q1002USB, ATH-M50x, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, Røde VXLR+, Modmic 5
Power Supply Seasonic 860w Platinum
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Corsair K70 (MX Blues, dying blue lights)
Software Win7 x64/Ubuntu
Better investing in overclocking more or just getting a 5960x...


I play games
Apr 1, 2010
1,876 (0.58/day)
System Name X6 | Lyndon-ROG
Processor Intel Core i7-8700k | Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Motherboard Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 5 | Asus ROG-GL552VX
Cooling Deepcool Captain 240EX
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LED | 8 GB
Video Card(s) NVIDIA GTX 1080 8 GB GDDR5X | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 4GB
Storage SSDs: 500GB, HDDs: 2TB, 2TB, 3TB | SSD: 250GB, HDD: 1TB
Display(s) Samsung 49" CHG90 3840x1080@144Hz, Panasonic 32" HDTV, | 15.6"1080p
Case Cougar Panzer Max
Audio Device(s) HyperX Cloud II | Corsair Gaming H1500 7.1 | ROCCAT Kave 5.1 | Edifier M3200
Power Supply EVGA 750GQ
Mouse Logitech G403 | Razer Deathadder Chroma | Logitech G302 | Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 5
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K70 Cherry MX Red
Software Windows 10
Well, 'worth it' isn't up to us... The difference in IPC is a few %, and the 8700K overclocked a few hundred MHz further in most cases. Is THAT worth it to you, OP?
well, he's asking for opinions, so it matters to him(our opinion). it will help him decide what to do.

as for me, it's not worth it. I have a 2600k and just preordered a 8700k. Even then I know fully that it isn't that of a big leap(in gaming), so with an even newer system in 5930k, with 6C/12T, it would even less worth it.

The reason I'm buying the 8700k is I'm making a whole new rig while selling all of the old one, Gonna build a new one with all the lights and awesomeness that I finally wanted(more budget than ever before). so it's worth it for me(my incoming upgrade, as a whole).