Should I wait for 8th generation?

By mmd nmvr ยท 5 replies
Aug 18, 2017
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  1. So I wanted to buy a core i5 7500 but I saw specs leak this morning. I thought 8th generation won't be much faster but seeing the specs made me think twice.
     
  2. HardReset

    HardReset TS Maniac Posts: 494   +150

    Just buy Ryzen 5 1600X. 8.th generation is generally adding more cores and bit more clock speed, nothing else.
     
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,754   +2,429

    Soooo predictable.
     
  4. HardReset

    HardReset TS Maniac Posts: 494   +150

    And true. As added bonus, 8.th generation needs new motherboards yet almost nothing has changed, even socket has same number of pins, but still incompatible with previous LGA1151 CPU's :p
     
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  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,754   +2,429

    Phooey! My present 6600K rig is overkill for my purposes. I'm waiting to see who comes up with a 10 nm platform first. Back at ya...:p
     
  6. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 2,816   +545

    Also, when the one you presently have fails, you can replace it with a used one for 15% of the price and be happy with that for several years.
     

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