Quick Ryzen 1700 or 8600k Question

lambo7

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Please could someone help. I’d like a CPU for gaming. I can’t quite afford the 8700k. I have a 3440x1440 monitor and 1080ti.
I play stuff like wow, rainbow 6, oculus rift, battlefield etc etc.
Which one would be best?
Thanks
 

rhoban

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At higher resolutions, the GPU is more important than the CPU.
While the 8600K is better under normal circumstances, at that resolution there probably is very little to no difference in gaming performance.

The Ryzen 1700 (or 2700) is probably a better choice in this case. More cores, more threads which help with multitasking and AMD promised support until 2020.
So in 2 years you can buy a brand new CPU and toss it into any current AM4 motherboard.
 

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