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Confused what to choose. Sell i5 6600k for i7 6700k/7600k or sell mobo/cpu for i5 8600k? worth upgrade?

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Another vote for saving the money...start a "new computer someday" fund, just let it build up - it'll be way more fun to buy something brand new outright, build an entirely new system when you'll see some actual/significant performance improvements :) For a bonus, try to take that $300ish and find a way to make it work for you, so when you're ready to build a new system it'll have turned into $350+...?

(If you really need to upgrade something, buy a PCI-E M.2 SSD like a 970 EVO or something, clone your OS onto that drive...you'll probably feel more of an upgrade doing that that swapping out for a new CPU.)
 

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Save the money, OP have a pretty decent rig, that will be enough for most, games, @Honey why are you in such a pointless question, do you feel your system slow?
crashing on some games, or having low fps according your hardware and some benches and results?
or why are you confused?


(If you really need to upgrade something, buy a PCI-E M.2 SSD like a 970 EVO or something, clone your OS onto that drive...you'll probably feel more of an upgrade doing that that swapping out for a new CPU.)
+1

Soon it will be obsolete that 4c/4th even if still rockin ..i suggest sell now and get 8600k or great

Time for a move.
dude, honestly, probe it, or remain in other threads, there several game benchmarks that shows how older plataforms such as ivy and older could provide a smooth experience... im not saying that update and get newer hardware is bad, but for this particular case and time, newer platforms are in the next corner and you send a soldier to die? cmon bro, facts and less words.... 4c and 4t are still enough for gaming... mostly when OP have a pretty fresh i5....
 
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I m on still 6600k owner and difference between 8700 seems more in gaming,more cores/threads,i think he wants the change and money.

Maybe he want more headroom,stream,more tasking :)
 
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Save the money, OP have a pretty decent rig, that will be enough for most, games, @Honey why are you in such a pointless question, do you feel your system slow?
crashing on some games, or having low fps according your hardware and some benches and results?
or why are you confused?



+1


dude, honestly, probe it, or remain in other threads, there several game benchmarks that shows how older plataforms such as ivy and older could provide a smooth experience... im not saying that update and get newer hardware is bad, but for this particular case and time, newer platforms are in the next corner and you send a soldier to die? cmon bro, facts and less words.... 4c and 4t are still enough for gaming... mostly when OP have a pretty fresh i5....
I m on still 6600k owner and difference between 8700 seems more in gaming,more cores/threads,i think he wants the change and money.

Maybe he want more headroom,stream,more tasking :)
Thanks guys for understanding, im miner but i love gaming (i have left mining)
Im gaming with gtx 1070sli , but i dont know if its bottlenecking or not, sometimes i see 45Fps sometime 75, i dont want high end rig but i just want my rig handle games at ultra settings without bottleneck, is i5 6600k bottlenecking system, i can get more fps with gtx 1070 sli if i get i7 7700k or i5 8600k,
Im confused, some says just get i7 7700k, some says i5 8600k some says hodl get 9k direct.. dont know what to do
 
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Thanks guys for understanding, im miner but i love gaming (i have left mining)
Im gaming with gtx 1070sli , but i dont know if its bottlenecking or not, sometimes i see 45Fps sometime 75, i dont want high end rig but i just want my rig handle games at ultra settings without bottleneck, is i5 6600k bottlenecking system, i can get more fps with gtx 1070 sli if i get i7 7700k or i5 8600k,
Im confused, some says just get i7 7700k, some says i5 8600k some says hodl get 9k direct.. dont know what to do

Impossible to tell without analyzing your typical gaming sessions which you should be doing yourself. However drops in FPS do happen and are often game related rather than hardware.
 

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I m on still 6600k owner and difference between 8700 seems more in gaming,more cores/threads,i think he wants the change and money.

Maybe he want more headroom,stream,more tasking :)
yeah, i could say that my i7 beats most i5, but proofs are need always lad... moslty when you advise on someone else's wallet ...

Impossible to tell without analyzing your typical gaming sessions which you should be doing yourself. However drops in FPS do happen and are often game related rather than hardware.

Impossible to tell without analyzing your typical gaming sessions which you should be doing yourself. However drops in FPS do happen and are often game related rather than hardware.
+1

Im gaming with gtx 1070sli , but i dont know if its bottlenecking or not, sometimes i see 45Fps sometime 75, i dont want high end rig but i just want my rig handle games at ultra settings without bottleneck, is i5 6600k bottlenecking system, i can get more fps with gtx 1070 sli if i get i7 7700k or i5 8600k
well, sli might be the problem, the games you play are sli capable or compatible?
also a single 1070 is moar than enough for 1080 gaming...
can you specify a bit, maybe all you need is sell the sli and get a 1080 or 1080ti, your processor is pretty capable trust me, most of my friends game, stream and have tons of fun on older systems than yours and mine without problems, let us help, bring more to the conversation,

Regards
 
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Try overclock 6600k and sell those sli to one 1080 or Ti
 

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Don't buy new GPU now. Wait for Nvidia's new x80 or x70 later this year.
 
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Not really any point in upgrading your CPU at 1440P, more cores in the future will help but more so at lower resalutions unless you do more then just game on your PC?

If you want to upgrade id go AM4 to save your self some money and at 1440P your not going to see much of a difference in FPS over a more expensive Intel CPU and further more you will be on a socket that is going to be supported for more then a year.....
 
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I dont think that your cpu is holding those cards back. The dips you see from time to time are normal. Going with a i7 now would be a mistake, and getting the i5 8600k would be pointless. (would not even consider it unless someone wanted to trade his 8600k to a 6600k).
 
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i own a pair of 1070 cards running in sli mode.. no way would i swap them for a single 1080TI..

at best it would be a sideways swap at worst a downgrade.. it does all come down to the quality of the sli support in various games.. but its not a swap i would make..

honey just wants the best but aint sure what the best is.. his best bet is to stick with what he has until he does.. he he

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i own a pair of 1070 cards running in sli mode.. no way would i swap them for a single 1080TI..

at best it would be a sideways swap at worst a downgrade.. it does all come down to the quality of the sli support in various games.. but its not a swap i would make..

honey just wants the best but aint sure what the best is.. his best bet is to stick with what he has until he does.. he he

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I ran SLI for a long time. I honestly prefer one card now. Overall its a smoother experience.
 

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GTX 1080 ti a hard rival to beat, lets look specs by specs:

Lets compare spec by spec 2 things:

GEFORCE GTX 1080 Ti:
Cuda cores: 3584
Memory speed: 11GBPS
Memory interface: 384 Bit
Memory bandwith: 484
memory config: 11 GDDR5X


GEFORCE GTX 1080:
Cuda cores: 2560
Memory speed: 10 GBPS
Memory interface: 256 Bit
Memory bandwith: 320
memory config: 8G GDDR5X

GEFORCE GTX 1070 Ti:
Cuda cores: 2432
Memory speed: 8 GBPS
Memory interface: 256 Bit
Memory bandwith: 256
memory config: 8G GDDR5

GEFORCE GTX 1070:
Cuda cores: 1920
Memory speed: 8 GBPS
Memory interface: 256 Bit
Memory bandwith: 256
memory config: 8G GDDR535

The fact that Sli does not double the performance spec by spec on video cards, the price of the cards and te relative performance, i will say, get a simgle 1080 / 1080 Ti and game on, also the fact that not al games are supporting sli makes less sense to keep both cards running, gathering power and generating heat inside your case, but this is my point of view,

Actually when 900 series came, i was in the same situation, making my mind between GTX 970 sli or save moar for 980 / 980ti, ended up with a single 980 non ti, quite happy with this decision, my next door went 970sli, had problems with hardware and games, for example CSGO: sometimes during comp a lot of frozen screens, low fps count or bounce, while i was having excellent gaming sessions, since that moment, i will stay at single card over sli, and take on mind that specs by specs and performance over GTX 900 series was a bit simple compared over GTX 1000 series, l
 

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That's true. SLI comes with a lot of problems, more than just not getting the performance you'd expect out of it. If it would work like it should it would be a better option, but as it stands it's much better to get a single fast card.
 
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sli 980ti caused heat problems for me but no other problems.. sli 1070 causes no problems at all.. i run 1440..

i had sli 970 it worked well.. sli 980TI it worked well but things were hard to keep cool and now sli 1070 which is what honey is running.. sli 1070 causes no problems at all.. when the scaling works well it easily out performs a single 1080TI.. when the scaling dosnt work that well i cant say as i notice.. all the games i have play nicely..

some people might consider a single 1080TI an upgrade over 1070 sli but i for sure dont.. :)

but each to his own.. he he

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sli 980ti caused heat problems for me but no other problems.. sli 1070 causes no problems at all.. i run 1440..

i had sli 970 it worked well.. sli 980TI it worked well but things were hard to keep cool and now sli 1070 which is what honey is running.. sli 1070 causes no problems at all.. when the scaling works well it easily out performs a single 1080TI.. when the scaling dosnt work that well i cant say as i notice.. all the games i have play nicely..

some people might consider a single 1080TI an upgrade over 1070 sli but i for sure dont.. :)

but each to his own.. he he

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Sry bud but both your use case and grasp on performance defy common sense. Its fine for you but when you put arbitrary FPS locks and request just half the performance that cards can give, no shit its going to work smoothly.

Your use case is therefore completely irrelevant to the subject of SLI reliability.

There is only one question you should ask yourself when considering SLI: "would I be happy with the performance of the single card" of the SLI setup you want. If answer is yes, by all means, go for it. Just keep in mind support is waning. Midrange cards already lack SLI fingers.
 

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7600K would be the dumbest choice ever, since it performs 1:1 to 6600K when they're on the same clock speeds. In a nutshell, 7600K usually just clocks higher than 6600K.

I had a 7600K and I upgraded it to a 7700K, that at least gave some nice performance boost. Clocked to 5GHz and HT, helped a lot in streaming.

(I did only read the OP, not anything else)

edit: After all, I changed that setup (7700K and Asus Z170 Pro Gaming) to this setup which I have now, 5820K and Rampage V Extreme. At least it's easier to have more cores, and getting a BW-E would still kick ass.
 
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I use SLi and I have pretty much sweet F all problems but Im probably the only person here running them in Windows 7.

Here are some benchmark at 1440P to give you an idea on the difference you wont see.

 

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What are rumours of i5 9 series?
Do you think there will be significant improvements from i7 7700k/6700k
I was thinking to get i7 7700k..


Just cut the crap, stick to what you have
 
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Thank you guys for costly time, i really appreciate that..
GTX 1080 ti a hard rival to beat, lets look specs by specs:

Lets compare spec by spec 2 things:



The fact that Sli does not double the performance spec by spec on video cards, the price of the cards and te relative performance, i will say, get a simgle 1080 / 1080 Ti and game on, also the fact that not al games are supporting sli makes less sense to keep both cards running, gathering power and generating heat inside your case, but this is my point of view,

Actually when 900 series came, i was in the same situation, making my mind between GTX 970 sli or save moar for 980 / 980ti, ended up with a single 980 non ti, quite happy with this decision, my next door went 970sli, had problems with hardware and games, for example CSGO: sometimes during comp a lot of frozen screens, low fps count or bounce, while i was having excellent gaming sessions, since that moment, i will stay at single card over sli, and take on mind that specs by specs and performance over GTX 900 series was a bit simple compared over GTX 1000 series, l
i own a pair of 1070 cards running in sli mode.. no way would i swap them for a single 1080TI..

at best it would be a sideways swap at worst a downgrade.. it does all come down to the quality of the sli support in various games.. but its not a swap i would make..

honey just wants the best but aint sure what the best is.. his best bet is to stick with what he has until he does.. he he

trog
Dont know but like you guys saying, i still found that gtx 1070 sli still performing best for me, i have many gpus like miners do have. I could buy gtx 1080 ti too,
But prefering one card is different thing,
But gtx 1070 sli giving good performance,
Even in mining gtx 1080ti is waste, one card 600 hashes in equahash and gtx 1070 500 hashes, combining two makes 1000 haha
I know its not gaming but still.
I have not that issue and problems with sli like you guys said, that’s just bad air in the internet,
Problem is todays game not well optimized not evn for single card,
As running sli gtx 1070 and tested 1080ti, 1070 sli still doing good job.

Anyways.
On the topic,
The choice is so confusing for me, i hate intel launch sht every year,looks fishy,
What iv decided that if i got good money for current setup, i would sell it, and get i7 7700k or if no, then will wait for 9 series..
Still confusing thing for me, cant upgrade again and again :D
 

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Thank you guys for costly time, i really appreciate that..


Dont know but like you guys saying, i still found that gtx 1070 sli still performing best for me, i have many gpus like miners do have. I could buy gtx 1080 ti too,
But prefering one card is different thing,
But gtx 1070 sli giving good performance,
Even in mining gtx 1080ti is waste, one card 600 hashes in equahash and gtx 1070 500 hashes, combining two makes 1000 haha
I know its not gaming but still.
I have not that issue and problems with sli like you guys said, that’s just bad air in the internet,
Problem is todays game not well optimized not evn for single card,
As running sli gtx 1070 and tested 1080ti, 1070 sli still doing good job.

Anyways.
On the topic,
The choice is so confusing for me, i hate intel launch sht every year,looks fishy,
What iv decided that if i got good money for current setup, i would sell it, and get i7 7700k or if no, then will wait for 9 series..
Still confusing thing for me, cant upgrade again and again :D
6600/7600 are the same, difference is die shrink, that is it. Oc what you have.
 
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6600/7600 are the same, difference is die shrink, that is it. Oc what you have.
I think I mistakenly writtened 7600k sorry about that, i meant 6700k and 7700k
Btw did you guys played gta 5, the grass thing giving 45 fps with any gpu right?
 

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I think I mistakenly writtened 7600k sorry about that, i meant 6700k and 7700k
Btw did you guys played gta 5, the grass thing giving 45 fps with any gpu right?

@P4-630 P4 has a fix for that game with a nv card and intel cpu
 
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Sry bud but both your use case and grasp on performance defy common sense. Its fine for you but when you put arbitrary FPS locks and request just half the performance that cards can give, no shit its going to work smoothly.

Your use case is therefore completely irrelevant to the subject of SLI reliability.

There is only one question you should ask yourself when considering SLI: "would I be happy with the performance of the single card" of the SLI setup you want. If answer is yes, by all means, go for it. Just keep in mind support is waning. Midrange cards already lack SLI fingers.


does it not occur to you that the reason the fingers were left off the popular and good value 1060 card was because sli is too good.. 1060 sli would have hit the higher end card sales..

i do agree that sli works best when a system isnt totally dependent on it scaling well.. when it works you get a good bonus over a 1080TI.. when it dosnt you still get good gameplay.. :)

you stick with your logic and i will stick with mine.. he he..

trog
 

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6600/7600 are the same, difference is die shrink, that is it. Oc what you have.
It's not a die shrink, they're both 14nm. Kaby Lake is just an optimized version.

IPC is the same, so when they're running the same clocks, their performance is identical. Kaby Lake just clocks higher.
 
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