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If your PC is mainly a gaming device still no reason to upgrade from Sandybridge

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User Info: MASKOAAA

MASKOAAA
1 month ago#1
https://youtu.be/gMFd0aVhVKU

Obviously in non gaming software it would be worth it but really only if it's job related
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User Info: mucloud

mucloud
1 month ago#2
A 2600k it shows it's life now, you should be upgrading to a better cpu that does not need any Icing to handle games.
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MASKOAAA
1 month ago#3
mucloud posted...
A 2600k it shows it's life now, you should be upgrading to a better cpu that does not need any Icing to handle games.


Did you watch the video
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User Info: JKatarn

JKatarn
1 month ago#5
mucloud posted...
A 2600k it shows it's life now, you should be upgrading to a better cpu that does not need any Icing to handle games.


1.) By your sig, you're using an old AMD FX 8320 - a CPU that was trounced by the Sandy Bridge (at least for gaming/single-threaded apps) IIRC.

2.) Clearly you have not watched this/other videos or read any "CPU for gaming" articles, by and large games still aren't using the extra threads etc. on newer processors, therefore it's a waste of money to go for a higher end CPU in the vain hopes that games "might" use the resources in the future, when it would make more sense to invest in a higher end GPU. Most people don't consider a few lost frames "showing life" as you put it (the expression is "showing its age" btw).

Certainly, if you're doing video editting/rendering etc. it would make sense to upgrade, but for general use/gaming? Huge waste of money, at least at the moment.
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User Info: zhenghan

zhenghan
1 month ago#6
Not testing the right games, but ya 2600k is still solid
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ArkonBlade
1 month ago#7
I know a few people still using the 2600k and they have them paired either with the 980 TI or the 1070.

They have no complaints with it
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johnny_pay
1 month ago#8
if you have an i7 2600k there is no need but an i5 2500k will be showing its age.

User Info: thegreatsquare

thegreatsquare
1 month ago#9
johnny_pay posted...
if you have an i7 2600k there is no need but an i5 2500k will be showing its age.

Maybe, but the cost effective upgrade is to a 3770[k]. No need for a whole new system. Most new systems today will need an upgrade when the PS5 rolls in.
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captsplatter_1
1 month ago#10
Or are really into VR.
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