Question Should I upgrade to I7 9700k

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I have i5 4600k and 1070 and while it does a fantastic job, I'm looking for more FPS. Game on 1440p and get about 50-80 fps on BF5 on medium settings. A bit greedy and just want the smoothest gameplay, preferably with ultra settings. Do you think the upgrade would do the job. How much FPS increase do you think it would be? Also I'm looking to get a cheap motherboard like 100$, would that be a problem. Please add suggestions, I don't really know what I'm doing, but I know what I want.
 
I have i5 4600k and 1070 and while it does a fantastic job, I'm looking for more FPS. Game on 1440p and get about 50-80 fps on BF5 on medium settings. A bit greedy and just want the smoothest gameplay, preferably with ultra settings. Do you think the upgrade would do the job. How much FPS increase do you think it would be? Also I'm looking to get a cheap motherboard like 100$, would that be a problem. Please add suggestions, I don't really know what I'm doing, but I know what I want.
You could accomplish that with Intel Core i5-9600K and the savings you will need it for a new motherboard, DDR4 RAM and a cooler.
 
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You could accomplish that with Intel Core i5-9600K and the savings you will need it for a new motherboard, DDR4 RAM and a cooler.
Thank you for the information. How come the i7 9700k is 200 more? It's only like 5 or so more FPS right? Surely it's too good to be true right? That is a tremendous price difference.
 
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Thank you for the information. How come the i7 9700k is 200 more? It's only like 5 or so more FPS right? Surely it's too good to be true right? That is a tremendous price difference.
It's due to having more cores than the i5-9600k, so if you do any workstation or productivity tasks, the i7-9700k will do better. Gaming, there will be a lot less of a difference. Also if you are planning on changing motherboard, CPU, and RAM, then consider the r5-3600 as well. It is slightly cheaper than the i5-9600k (as least in the US), gets slightly less FPS in certain games and slightly more in others and comes with a more future compatible set of motherboards. If you ever decide to do serious work on said computer the r5-3600 will be significantly ahead of the i5-9600k as well.
 
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Thank you for the information. How come the i7 9700k is 200 more? It's only like 5 or so more FPS right? Surely it's too good to be true right? That is a tremendous price difference.
Games do not take advantage of all these extra cores on the i7 9700k, that's why they perform so close in gaming.
There are even more expensive CPUs with more cores and still they do not perform better in gaming, but they will perform better in other tasks, like streaming, video editing, AutoCAD, MATHLAB, etc.
 
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I upgraded from a i5 8600K to a i7 9700K a few months back - was is worth it in terms of the cost of the upgrade, probably not but I was able to sell on my old CPU to offset some of the cost. Before that however I upgraded from a i5 7500 to the 8600K and that was worth it because with its 4 cores the 7500 was maxed out in some games. So going from 4 to 6 cores you will see a difference but 6 to 8 not so much.
 

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