Question is the i9 10850k better than i7 7700k??? is it worth upgrading

virus9028

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is the i9 10850k better than i7 7700k??? is it worth upgrading

i had an i7 7700k with rx 580 8gb,

--- new pc specs---
antec nx400 rgb case
evga supernova g5 650w gold psu
asrock z490 extreme4 motherboard
windows 10 pro
i9 10850k cpu
corsair icue h150i rgb 360mm liquid cpu cooler
sapphire rx 580 8gb rgb nitro graphics card
corsair vengeance ddr4 2933 8gb x2 (16gb ram)
silicone power ace 2.5" 1tb ssd
apevia pheonix kit x3 fans x1 strip light installed
 
With Intel's 11th gen out in about ~2 months, I'd wait...or at least consider it.

For gaming, as it is, the GTX580 is likely close to saturated as is with the 7700K anyway, and, although gaming while streaming would be improved with a CPU of course, I doubt your average FPS would be substantially boosted for just pure gaming.
 

TravisPNW

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If gaming only, you'll probably see a bigger upgrade with a better GPU. If it is more "work", the i9 10850K will be better in most aspects with 10 cores / 20 threads.
For gaming, as it is, the GTX580 is likely close to saturated as is with the 7700K anyway, and, although gaming while streaming would be improved with a CPU of course, I doubt your average FPS would be substantially boosted for just pure gaming.
Agree with both... former 7700k user who upgraded to the 10900k. I went that route for both gaming and work... with work being video processing/encoding as well as CAD related software design for my job.

I actually ran the 7700k for a week or so with the 3090 while waiting on my hardware to show up and after I upgraded the CPU there wasn't a massive difference other than the overall framerate being a lot smoother in MSFS2020. If you're only playing WoW classic you're fine... that game can be run on laptops with integrated graphics.

GPU is your best upgrade... CPU will be a boost... just don't expect out of this world differences.
 

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