Question I need help with an upgrade

Nov 26, 2022
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Hi I need advice I have a Z270 Killer SLI/ac, with 16 GB of ram and a kaby lake i5-7600w 3.8 processor. But I want to upgrade so I can play starfield when it comes out. So the question is will upgrading my processor be enough or do I need a new motherboard?
 

Aeacus

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will upgrading my processor be enough
Enough? Not worth the cost.
Comparison between yours and best you can put in there,
link: https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-7600-vs-Intel-Core-i7-7700K/3890vs3647

While if you were to go with the latest, 13th gen, and mid-range, e.g i5-13600K, performance boost would be like so,
comparison: https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-7600-vs-Intel-Core-i5-13600K/3890vs4134

Still, your current CPU is enough to play Starfield,
sys reqs: https://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=35273&game=Starfield

Here's what i do:
  1. Wait until game launched and play it with your current rig.
  2. If the game isn't good enough (e.g your CPU is too weak), then upgrade. Else-ways, save the money when CPU IS enough.
 
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