Question is it worth it

GoldGlitch

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more than enough for gaming.

any more specific of an answer will need more specific info to go with. what cpu? rest of system specs? what games?
i5 12400f
b660m
ram 2x16gb 3200mhz ddr4
ssd 250gb kingston nv2 snv2s/250g, m.2/nvme pcie 4.0, 2280, 3500/2100 mb/s
SSD 1TB KINGSTON NV2 SNV2S/1000G, M.2 NVME PCIe 4.0, 2280, 3500/2100 MB/s


1080p 60hz

games : scum ,pubg .cod 2019,bf2042 etc
 

Math Geek

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would be plenty of cpu for that. 12400f is a solid performer. question is, what about a gpu?

the igp for the 12400f is not strong enough for gaming. i assume you just forgot to add that piece in and have it covered :)
 

GoldGlitch

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would be plenty of cpu for that. 12400f is a solid performer. question is, what about a gpu?

the igp for the 12400f is not strong enough for gaming. i assume you just forgot to add that piece in and have it covered :)
gtx 1070ti

I forgot to write gpu xD



but I plan to upgrade the gpu sometime in the future, but first the cpu, because the i5 4690k I'm using now is barely holding up
 
Worth, of course is something only YOU can determine.
Gaming(excepting multiplayer) will only use a handful of threads perhaps 6.
Performance depends mostly on the performance of the single master thread.
Your current I5-4690K has 4 threads and a passmark rating of 5575. That is when all 4 threads are fully busy.
The single thread rating is 2188. Arguably the more important factor for gaming.

The proposed $158 I5-12400f has 12 threads and a rating if 19538/3531. A very nice bump.

Thinking about it, have you considered the $117 I3-13100?
It has 8 threads, but a passmark rating of 15611/3767 which should be comparable performance for games.
As a plus, you get integrated graphics This is valuable insurance in case you should ever have discrete graphics card issues.

And... fwiw, the 3600X which Math-Geek was so happy with had a lesser single thread passmark rating of 2673

Two other thoughts:
As perhaps a better ssd setup, look for a single 2tb m.2 ssd.
Do not chase faster sequential specs; you can not tell the difference.

What is the make/model of your current psu?
It will be fine for now, but your future gpu upgrades may be limited if the psu is not sufficiently strong.
 
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Worth, of course is something only YOU can determine.
Gaming(excepting multiplayer) will only use a handful of threads perhaps 6.
Performance depends mostly on the performance of the single master thread.
Your current I5-4690K has 4 threads and a passmark rating of 5575. That is when all 4 threads are fully busy.
The single thread rating is 2188. Arguably the more important factor for gaming.

The proposed $158 I5-12400f has 12 threads and a rating if 19538/3531. A very nice bump.

Thinking about it, have you considered the $117 I3-13100?
It has 8 threads, but a passmark rating of 15611/3767 which should be comparable performance for games.
As a plus, you get integrated graphics This is valuable insurance in case you should ever have discrete graphics card issues.

And... fwiw, the 3600X which Math-Geek was so happy with had a lesser single thread passmark rating of 2673

Two other thoughts:
As perhaps a better ssd setup, look for a single 2tb m.2 ssd.
Do not chase faster sequential specs; you can not tell the difference.

What is the make/model of your current psu?
It will be fine for now, but your future gpu upgrades may be limited if the psu is not sufficiently strong.
I will use the m.2 ssd for games because the hdd I have now is only 600gb, and I can use the old SATA SSD for WIN so that's the least problem

i will buy new psu (550w or 600w or more idk) i have now MS 500W 80+Platinum

there is not a big price difference between those two CPUs
i5 12400f is in my conty 199€

i3 13100 188€

example: can I take a gpu with an i3, such as 7900, 4090, 3060ti, etc. there will be no bottleneck