Question Worth the upgrade to 9700-9900k?

jtrog253

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I currently have a 8700k CPU paired with a GTX 1080 Windforce GPU and am wondering if ya'll think it would be worth upgrading the CPU to a 9700 or even 9900k CPU. Would it be better to overclock either of them? I am an itching for an upgrade but do not want to if it is unnecessary.

Would updating to a better ram be more worth it if I currently have 16GB? Or from a 144hz to a 240hz monitor? Sorry for the many questions, I have a few extra bucks to put towards an upgrade but would appreciate some feedback from others.


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Zizo007

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I currently have a 8700k CPU paired with a GTX 1080 Windforce GPU and am wondering if ya'll think it would be worth upgrading the CPU to a 9700 or even 9900k CPU. Would it be better to overclock either of them? I am an itching for an upgrade but do not want to if it is unnecessary.

Would updating to a better ram be more worth it if I currently have 16GB? Or from a 144hz to a 240hz monitor? Sorry for the many questions, I have a few extra bucks to put towards an upgrade but would appreciate some feedback from others.


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No for all these. If you don't do anything other than gaming, the extra 2 cores from the 9900K will be useless.
 
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RAM speed on Intel isn't as important as it is on ryzen 3rd gen. you'll get 1-2% improvement going from 2400 to 3200mhz.
I wouldn't upgrade the CPU since there only a few games which use 6 or 8 cores.
Going from 144hz to 240hz monitor won't give you as impressive results as going from 60 to 144hz. So, its not really worth it. Unless you are a pro and every little improvement you can get might increase your chance of wining then yeah, its probably worth it.
 
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I currently have a 8700k CPU paired with a GTX 1080 Windforce GPU and am wondering if ya'll think it would be worth upgrading the CPU to a 9700 or even 9900k CPU. Would it be better to overclock either of them? I am an itching for an upgrade but do not want to if it is unnecessary.

Would updating to a better ram be more worth it if I currently have 16GB? Or from a 144hz to a 240hz monitor? Sorry for the many questions, I have a few extra bucks to put towards an upgrade but would appreciate some feedback from others.


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Absolutely no to upgrading now, or even in the immediate future.
Your CPU is good enough already. If you have a good overclocking board, just overclock it responsibly to 5 ghz and just use that and wait. You don't even need to get 10th gen 10900k. I would wait until Rocket Lake and get a Z590 board for your upgrade, and a rocket lake CPU.

By the way, going from 2400 mhz RAM to 3200 mhz gives a -substantial- boost to your minimum FPS, provided the timings are tight enough. Sure your max and averages won't be much higher but your minimums will be.
 
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