Question Is it worth the upgrade?

heavy-reign

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I currently have a core i5-7500 paired with a GTX 1660 Super and it works alright. I'm wondering if it is worth upgrading to a i5-10400 as I can get one for around $160?

Or should I hold off and wait for Intel to release their 11th gen processors in a few months?
 

heavy-reign

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if 7500 works fine for you then leave it.Save up money for something bigger.
I guess when I compared the two, I thought the fact that the 10400 has 6 core/12 threads would make a noticeable upgrade over the 7500 which only has 4 core/threads.

What would be a better processor to save up for? Something like the i5-10600k or Ryzen 5600x?
 
I guess when I compared the two, I thought the fact that the 10400 has 6 core/12 threads would make a noticeable upgrade over the 7500 which only has 4 core/threads.

What would be a better processor to save up for? Something like the i5-10600k or Ryzen 5600x?
The 5600x is the one you want. Tough to find right now but stock should be back up in the coming weeks/months.
 

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Here in the UK the 10600kf is a good deal at £220, the Ryzen 5600x is running £300 and is only marginally better in gaming.. so id say save £80 and buy a better GPU to go with the i5.

It'll change as things settle down and pricing normalises, the Ryzen 5600x should really be a similar price to the i5 10600k, it's just that demand outstripping supply has lead to retailers charging a premium for them and intel are discounting to remain competitive, so the gap has closed.

The Ryzen 3600 isnt a great deal at the moment, it's gone up about £40 in price since summer, where the i5 10600kf has reduced about £30..

I really thought I'd be going AMD this time but I'm honestly swaying towards intel, although my patience is holding at the moment to wait for the holiday / new stuff launch hysteria to subside.
 
I suspect that it won't be long until we see a Ryzen 5600 (non-X). Current rumors are that it will be coming in at around a $220 price point, which is about 25% less than a 5600X, and if the 3600 and 3600X are anything to go by, performance might be relatively close to that of the 5600X.

That is, unless they just give a 5600G and 5800G, with integrated graphics but half the cache, which could have somewhat more of a hit on performance.
 

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