Question Upgrading CPU

Brian_278

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So I am currently running a i7-10700K, I was thinking of going to an i9-10900, is it worth it? It's a bit over $400, but can't find any decent stats comparing the two. My motherboard won't go over an i9.
Thanks.
 
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Lafong

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You likely have your own definition of “worth it”, which is unknown to others.

10900 has a 7.5% higher single thread score on a well-known benchmark.

10900 has a 6.1 % higher multi-core thread score on that same benchmark.

You don’t mention your purposes for this proposed upgrade.

Some people will go to great lengths for a gain of 2 frames per second or for a 2% gain in some benchmark. If that describes you, then the 10900 would be “worth it”.

I have no idea what you are willing to spend. A new motherboard would upgrade you even farther.
 

Brian_278

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You likely have your own definition of “worth it”, which is unknown to others.

10900 has a 7.5% higher single thread score on a well-known benchmark.

10900 has a 6.1 % higher multi-core thread score on that same benchmark.

You don’t mention your purposes for this proposed upgrade.

Some people will go to great lengths for a gain of 2 frames per second or for a 2% gain in some benchmark. If that describes you, then the 10900 would be “worth it”.

I have no idea what you are willing to spend. A new motherboard would upgrade you even farther.
Figured I would swap out my cooler, so might as well swap the CPU as well, BUT if we are only talking say a 1-2 fps increase, then definitely not worth it to me, I am not quite that extreme. Now if it was 10-20 fps maybe, but if it takes the motherboard to do that as well, I will wait.
 

geofelt

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The advantage you get with I9 is more threads.
The performance for most games will be identical.
Only if you play multiplayer would the added threads come into play.
Here are the passmark ratings:
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i7-10700K+@+3.80GHz&id=3733

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i9-10900+@+2.80GHz&id=3745

Worth is something only YOU can determine.

If you are willing to spend $400, it would be better spent on a a $200 I5-12400 with a better passmark rating for gaming:
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-12400&id=4677
A B660 or Z690 motherboard will be $150-$200.
Better, yet, a $280 I5-12600K
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-12600K&id=4603
 

Brian_278

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The advantage you get with I9 is more threads.
The performance for most games will be identical.
Only if you play multiplayer would the added threads come into play.
Here are the passmark ratings:
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i7-10700K+@+3.80GHz&id=3733

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i9-10900+@+2.80GHz&id=3745

Worth is something only YOU can determine.

If you are willing to spend $400, it would be better spent on a a $200 I5-12400 with a better passmark rating for gaming:
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-12400&id=4677
A B660 or Z690 motherboard will be $150-$200.
Better, yet, a $280 I5-12600K
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-12600K&id=4603
Wow that is all food for thought, thanks for all that, appreciate it!
 

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