Worth upgrading from i5 3450 to i7 6700k For Gaming?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by peck1234, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. peck1234

    peck1234 MDL Member

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    thorin0815 MDL Senior Member

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    #2 thorin0815, Aug 13, 2015
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    Most games won't use more then 4 cores, at the moment there is no real need for an i7 for gaming.

    Better go for more ram if you have "only" 8 gb. The i7 6700k would become (light) bottlenecked by your GTX 770 anyways.
     
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  3. slackeritguy

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    I would not upgrade from an Ivy Bridge CPU.

    In fact, with low level APIs coming into the spotlight (DirectX 12 and Vulkan), CPUs will become less and less important when it comes to gaming.