- Jul 2, 2013
This translates to 32% increase in fps which is in line with the improvement from Sandy Bridge to Skylake being around 30%. Not really surprising but ultimately the upgrade is still bad decision as the cost of upgrading graphics card would have yielded far better fps increase than spending the money on CPU upgrade.When i upgraded from i5 2500k 4.5Ghz to i7 6700K 4.5Ghz i was surprised how much FPS went UP.
I made complete test with 8 games and here is example:
Skyrim + mods
2500k 4.5ghz 38fps http://abload.de/img/tesv_2015_08_25_13_17tmsse.png
6700k 4.5Ghz 56fps http://abload.de/img/tesv_2015_08_25_19_150asse.png
Edit: Ok i didn't realize you have gtx 970 so in that case don't you think adding another 970 would make much more sense than upgrading from Sandy Bridge i5 to Skylake i7? What was your logic in upgrading your cpu instead of adding another 970 which costs around $300 these days? I really wish to know.Thanks for the benchmarks though its appreciated.
I see some games provide good performance increase while some others show relatively little improvement. So the point being adding another 970 in sli for $300 would make for a much better logical decision than upgrading to i7 for $350.