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I7 3770k - still worth?

By Cerativ
Oct 11, 2016
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  1. Hello

    Does is still worth buying i7 3770k? Currently I have i5 2500k @ 4.2 GHz with gtx 1070 on ASRock z68 extreme 3 gen 3 and I feel like as if processor was blocking GPU.

    Is it better to change MOBO with CPU, or just put new CPU without big loss in performance.

    I am playing FHD
     
  2. EndlessWaves

    EndlessWaves TS Booster Posts: 191   +45

    It's unlikely you'll see a big improvement across the board, see the GTX 980 benchmarks in Anandtech's i7-6700k review for example:
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/9483/intel-skylake-review-6700k-6600k-ddr4-ddr3-ipc-6th-generation/16

    If you play a lot of strategy or other obviously CPU heavy games it may be worth a look but otherwise I'd be doing more benchmarks and making certain it was an issue before upgrading.
     

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