Question Upgrade from I5 7500 to I7 7700 worth it?

Sep 24, 2019
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With Red Dead 2 on PC arriving soon and a new 1440p, 144hz monitor added to my setup, I was thinking of upgrading my I5 7500 from a few years back, and swapping it for a I7 7700. I'd enjoy at least 60fps at 1440p at decent settings.

My GPU is a GTX 1070 but as Red Dead will most likely be highly CPU focused, I just wanted a more informed opinion on if the money spent on the CPU upgrade will be worth it or even other (intel) suggestions on alternative CPUs such as the K Version.

Thank you
 
Sep 24, 2019
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What are your current specs? List them like so:
CPU: Intel Core i5-7500 3.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Ram: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133
SSD/HDD: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Windforce OC Video Card
PSU: SeaSonic G 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply
OS: W10
 

gingerrankin

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Going from the standard resolution 1080p to 1440p increases the load of the GPU and decreases the load of the CPU, so it is possible that your CPU continues to be valid.

To make sure, you must download afterburner and check the CPU and GPU load to see which is the weak part.

Aniway First of all I strongly recommend an SSD to dramatically improve your computer.
 

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