For games it depends greatly on the kind of titles you play, max refresh rate and resolution. If you consider a future GPU upgrade to something like 4060 - 4070 class, then gaming performance can increase by up to 30-40% @ 1440p. On your current GPU you may see performance jumps only on CPU limited titles.How much of a performance bump ?
Desktop use, seriously? I strongly doubt that, unless your "passive desktop" usage is a heck of a lot more CPU intensive than mine is.Everything in those specs except the hard drive is being held back by the 7700K. You'll notice it even in rather passive desktop usage with browsing and multitasking.
I use VMware player (free version), with latest version on my 12600k setting VM to use 4 cores got me 1 core in use, after playing with all core counts in setting the highest i could get in the windows VM was 3 cores.For virtual machines - definitely a high core count. I don't know how well VMs are performing on Adler Lake, given the asymmetrical cores.
Then something is amiss. I can select all 24 logical processors (if I wanted to) in VMware Player on my system.I use VMware player (free version), with latest version on my 12600k setting VM to use 4 cores got me 1 core in use, after playing with all core counts in setting the highest i could get in the windows VM was 3 cores.
I had to hack the VMX file and I was able to get 10 cores to show in VM.
For sure, probably needs more patching unless it is something on my end. It is a VM setup I had running on my old 3570k, I used to set 4 cores and get 4 cores in VM.Then something is amiss. I can select all 24 logical processors (if I wanted to) in VMware Player on my system.
Workstation Pro is better, for a variety of reasons. Too bad I missed the 20% off sale on Cyber Monday .For sure, probably needs more patching unless it is something on my end. It is a VM setup I had running on my old 3570k, I used to set 4 cores and get 4 cores in VM.
Maybe the Pro version has better support I didn't spend much time with it, I just wanted to up core count.
There are many games that have difficulty with 4 cores these days. 8700k has 6 cores, I'd argue it performs quite a bit better than the 7700K in gaming and especially virtual machines.For games, you likely won't see much improvement. I have a 8700K and 1080Ti, and most games are gpu bound at 1440p. The 7700k isn't much slower than the 8700k, and the 2060 super is about the same as the 1080ti. Of course, if you get a faster gpu, then the 12700k will be worth the upgrade.
Of course you will notice a difference. Our senses are relative, meaning even if the 7700K is more than enough, you are used to that and a faster system will feel faster.Desktop use, seriously? I strongly doubt that, unless your "passive desktop" usage is a heck of a lot more CPU intensive than mine is.
Faster CPU also "uncorks" a fast drive. I noticed less than expected difference between WD Raptor and X25-M on the Core 2 Duo. I noticed just as big, even larger improvement upgrading to a Core i5 661.Mainly for gaming but maybe some Virtual Machines too.
Games like Planet Coaster are heavily CPU-bound especially with a lot of objects on screen. 7700K to 12700K is a 60% increase in theoretical single threaded performance. You should be seeing substantial gains.I only play games like Planet Coaster.
Doubt it would help 10 to 20 fps increase on minimum fps there at 1440p but you never know.
So which is it?Of course you will notice a difference.
Since Core 2 era you really didn't need anything faster.
That's what I mean. You and most everyone else will be fine with a Core 2. But even I upgraded because the newer systems do feel faster. And also because if you sell relatively recent parts on places like Craigslist you get lots back and costs little to upgrade.So which is it?
I have a 5800X next to a 2300X, the latter being a 4-core Zen+ that's probably a rough equivalent to a 7700K, and for desktop usage there's no subjective difference. Sure, I can find web pages where the 5800X is marginally snappier. There's no way that I would pay for a CPU, mobo, and possibly cooling upgrade just for that marginal difference.
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