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Question Intel i7-6700k 4ghz upgrade suggestions

LFCNZ

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Hi

Had my Intel i7-6700k 4ghz for about 4 years, to be honest, it still gives amazing performance, but I have a bit of $$ for an upgrade presently, can anyone recommend a good upgrade? Ideally, great bang for the $, like the Intel i7-6700k 4ghz was.

Cheers
 

Markfw

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Hi

Had my Intel i7-6700k 4ghz for about 4 years, to be honest, it still gives amazing performance, but I have a bit of $$ for an upgrade presently, can anyone recommend a good upgrade? Ideally, great bang for the $, like the Intel i7-6700k 4ghz was.

Cheers
Well, what do you use your system for ? and the budget ?
 
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UsandThem

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Unless you are scrapping your motherboard as part of your upgrade plan, the fastest CPU you can upgrade to with your current setup would be the 7700K.

Otherwise, you would need to buy a Z490 motherboard for the new Intel CPUs, or a B450/X470/X570 motherboard for the newest Ryzen CPUs, and good luck with finding much of anything in stock for AMD boards right now.

Finally, what Markfw said above as we have zero idea on what you do with your PC, or your budget for that matter.
 
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Arkaign

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I did some looking at OPs post history, and it seems focused on gaming and graphics benchmarks. Along with the high probability that he currently has a GTX1080.

Assuming those elements are both correct, the best option if he wanted something immediately would be to combine this newly acquired budget for an upgrade with the sale of the (still quite valuable considering the age) GTX 1080, to potentially get an RTX 2080 Super or so.

If willing to wait, seeing what the fall holds for GPU would be my move personally. Big Navi and Ampere should be poking their heads out before too much longer. RX5700XT is not enough of an upgrade over decent 1080, and the RTX 2080S/Ti are painfully expensive as well.
 
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Rigg

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If willing to wait, seeing what the fall holds for GPU would be my move personally. Big Navi and Ampere should be poking their heads out before too much longer. RX5700XT is not enough of an upgrade over decent 1080, and the RTX 2080S/Ti are painfully expensive as well.
This. If the 6700k 1080 combo is accurate there is nothing worth upgrading to currently that wouldn't end up being a terrible purchase decision within 4-5 months. My advice would be stash that upgrade money away until the fall when a slew of new options should hit the market.
 
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