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Replace 2500k if only gaming?

Discussion in 'OcUK Full Systems & Bundles' started by craptakular, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. craptakular

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 7, 2007

    Posts: 10,427

    Ok, I know i have been making similar threads over the last few weeks, but I have an update:

    I bought off the MM a 34" 21:9 144hz 2560x1080 monitor for a reasonable price.

    I also have a GTX1080 G1 being delivered today to replace my GTX970 G1.

    I have seen some benchmarks on youtube that seem to suggest that a Ryzen 1700 @ 3.9ghz could perform worse than my 2500k @ 4.5ghz purely for gaming.

    Will my GTX1080 perform well with my 2500k 4.5ghz?

    What does intel offer that isn't EOL that will boost my frames in CPU intensive games such as Arma 3?
     
  2. robinbanks

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 18, 2012

    Posts: 127

    Location: witney

    From what i have read from other people your set up sould run nicely. You might see some dipps that could be due to the 2500k but i would have thought you would be ok. It maybe worth just trying out and seeing if its worth living with till you happy to move onto a new cpu.
     
  3. Doogles

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 22, 2014

    Posts: 2,876

    If you want to upgrade then get a BIOS update and buy a 3770k otherwise just keep the 2500k, Arma 3 isn't intensive in single player it's just because of poor servers which makes the poor frames.
     
  4. mistersprinkles

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 21, 2016

    Posts: 590

    Everything for socket 1155 is EOL. very EOL actually.

    The best you can do (with a bios update prior to swapping CPU. Make sure the new bios supports Ivy Bridge!!) is a 3770K.

    Honestly, any i5 (especially an old one) is a bit of a bottleneck for a 1080 in some newer titles that can use more than four threads, but you shouldn't be too hampered. Picking up a 2600K/2700K/3770K would help if you can find one very cheap.

    Otherwise you should consider a full platform upgrade.

    Also some people would argue that the PCIE 2.0 interface offered by your i5 is a bottleneck for a 1080 but most people would say that that won't make a huge difference, if any.
     
  5. craptakular

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 7, 2007

    Posts: 10,427

    I'm going to go ryzen 1700 as it seems a sensible platform.
     
  6. mistersprinkles

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 21, 2016

    Posts: 590

    Ryzen is not really that optimized for gaming and some people have reported terrible framerates with some games like WoW with Ryzen. You are still best with Intel if you are a gamer. If you do a lot of multithreaded stuff get Ryzen but for gamers the best now is 7700K or wait for Coffee Lake and get the hex core.
     
  7. craptakular

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 7, 2007

    Posts: 10,427

    I keep going around in circles.

    The I7 7820x is like £500, can overclock to 4.8-5.0Ghz, but is hotter than the sun itself and I'm reading then requires a 360mm rad.

    I'm reading no coffeelake until Sept - Dec 2017. I'm not sure I can wait that long.

    AM4 platform is supposed to last until 2020/21, the 1700 is half the price and half as warm. Motherboards are cheaper even for a top end x370.

    I want to get back into ARMA and get into Squads so a little concerned that 1700 would even be a step backwards from my 2500k. That said all I am playing currently is Battlegrounds.
     
  8. mistersprinkles

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 21, 2016

    Posts: 590

    At the end of the day only you can decide. Look at benchmarks comparing 7700K and 1700 in the titles you want to play. Coffee Lake will certainly be better for gaming than Ryzen with optimization where it is at the present time, but it all depends on what you want to do with your machine.

    Personally I would stick with Intel for the forseeable future as far as gaming is concerned.

    I'm sticking with my 4790K for a couple more years. CPU IPC improvements have been quite incremental since 2011 and I see no need to blow money on a new platform.
     
  9. Psycho Sonny

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 21, 2006

    Posts: 23,155

    3770K doesn't clock well.

    there is no point in him upgrading from a 2500K @ 4.5GHZ to same chipset. it would literally be throwing away £100 for zero performance gain apart from in benchmarks for multiple cores.

    why not get a 1070? the money saved from not buying a 1080 or a new cpu you can then upgrade in 2 years time.
     
  10. henson0115

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 6, 2013

    Posts: 314

    ive got a work collegue who has the 1700x and uses it for 4k gaming inlcuding mmo's and has no frame rate issues at all, completely destroys his older i5 infact.
    i would swap my i7 6700k to a 1700 if it died without any hesitation, yes optimization is still not perfect but its a new platform there are always going to be teething issues.
     
  11. Borsch

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 10, 2012

    Posts: 2,292

    I see no reason to update my 2500k yet, it pulls VR nicely and everything else too. I do not play Arma, but DCS/IL2 are processor dependent and no problems there at all - highest settings on 1600 res.
     


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