i7 skylake v. the new i7 kaby lake. should i just get the current processor or wait till Kaby comes out?

trinityx

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Hi Everyone!

I am building a rig. I saw the new 7th gen i7 is due to come out next year. will it be THAT much of an improvement over the current i7? I kinda sorta wanted to build my computer soon instead of waiting, but I wanted a general consensus about the processor before I do anything.

I currently have a 1st gen i7 (i7 920) and it's high time to build a machine for myself. I know that at this point, probably any new processor would be bigger/better/faster than my current one but if the difference between the current i7 and Kaby Lake is small, maybe I should just go ahead with my puter building plans now..

Any advice is greatly appreciated :)

Thanks :)
 
It looks like the only difference between the two is going to be slightly better stock clockspeed on Kaby, and maybe slightly better overclocking, IPC remains identical to Skylake. It really isn't worth waiting for unless you really want some of the new chipset features coming with the 200 series chipsets like Optane support.
 

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Thanks :) I was thinking that even if i buy today's processor, i could always upgrade to the new one because the mobo will work with it....

Unless I can get the new one now :) I am sorta out of work for a couple of months so if I wait, I may be working and never have time for it at that point :)
 

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Thanks :):)
 

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If you have patience then wait as zen processors are also coming in next year probably in months of jan so you can consider it as well. However if you are a intel fan boy then just build your rig coz new kabylake processor will not going give more than 10-15% from predecessor.
 

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Thanks!

I just ordered the parts today :)
Black Friday price drops are a good thing...

 

trinityx

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Thanks!

I just ordered the parts today :)
Black Friday price drops are a good thing...

 

trinityx

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Thanks!

I just ordered the parts today :)
Black Friday price drops are a good thing...

 

trinityx

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Thanks :)

Not really a fanboy per se but I like the i7s for gaming. Thank you :)
 

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