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The Sandy, Ivy and Haswell (Hazzy?) Upgrade Thread

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by almoststew1990, May 28, 2019.

  1. no idea what

    Sgarrista

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    Which quite frankly should not be happening :p
     
  2. Grim5

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    happens quite often sadly, I even came across someone who bought a 2080ti for 1080p 60fps gaming, I **** you not - his reason was "to future proof"
     
  3. azazl187

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    I went from 2600k to 9900k. I only game in 4k so I've noticed zero difference lol
     
  4. Grim5

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    There should still be a decent difference in the minimums and stuttering. Average frame rate may not change much
     
  5. azazl187

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    Yea fair comment, can't say I've noticed mind
     
  6. Woodsta888

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    I went from 3770k to a 3800X and noticed a massive difference in minimums and an overall feeling of smoothness in 4k woith a 1080ti. My GPU went from fluctuating from 85%-100% to 98%-100%.

    Did you swap out your RAM or use the same RAM as you had in the original system, did you keep your original mobo - if so what chipset? What gfx card you have?
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2020
  7. ~>Dg<~

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    it might seem obscene to you or others but its not really to people who want that performance or need it. for eg if you record or stream. which many do now once you record that chops your fps right down some games even with a 2080ti and 1080 at certain settings will drop down. also remember we have lots of new big games coming soon. cyberpunk for eg might be a pc crusher. so its not as overkill as somethink.

    many people will buy cards to last 3-5 years. so if it lasts them 5 years and plays all they want. its not that bad. look at 1080tis for eg. still going strong nearly 3 years old. same would of been said then.
     
  8. faceman123

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    This or 360hz monitors incoming - you can never run most games ultra at 240fps even on a 2080ti @ 1080p
     
  9. Grim5

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    Most of those games are due to CPU bottlenecks rather than the GPU power
     
  10. FoxEye

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    Well a 360Hz monitor is some fairly obscene hardware that may (or may not) provide any benefit to the professional CS:GO players, and will almost certainly provide zero benefit to anyone else.

    And yeah that refresh rate will destroy any GPU you throw at it. Which is precisely why nVidia is pushing/promoting it ;)
     
  11. azazl187

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    Come on now, you should know better than that. The 2600k was on a Z68 board and uses DDR3 RAM. The 9900k uses the z390 board with DDR4 so in answer to your question, yes i am using a different board and RAM. I also have a 1080ti.

    I will say that my 2600k was heavily OCed to 4.6GHz but my 9900k runs great at 5GHz
     
  12. faceman123

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    I agree with you both HOWEVER there is demand and although fairly small, once RTX is thrown in to the mix, GPUS are still underpowered for truly High fps ULTRA AAA gaming @ >240hz
     
  13. Woodsta888

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    Ah yeah, didn't think too hard about it. My 3770k was OC'd to 4.6 and I could feel a difference in smoothness to gaming. Maybe you aren't sensitive to stutter and a bottlenecked GPU, or you game at 1080p?
     
  14. Evian

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    Not noticed a difference going from a 3770k to a ryzen 3600 either. ‍♀️
     
  15. azazl187

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    I only game in 4k bud
     
  16. Doileen

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    I’m upgrading from a 4690k at 4.4ghz, running along side a rx 5700. Is my ideal upgrade the 3600? Running 144hz 1080p

    cheers
     
  17. Bonjour

    Sgarrista

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    Upgraded from a 4790K to a 3700X. Nice upgrade, and didn't cost the earth.
     
  18. pingu666

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    im pondering it, but i dont know if to jump now, or wait for new gen zen and new boards? (dont know if there will be new boards)

    motherboard 120
    cpu block £50
    ram £100 16gb 3600
    cpu £168 r5 3600 (non x)
    total £438

    2070s graphics card (bought already)

    not even using that pc atm so probably shouldnt :/
     
  19. Emlyn_Dewar

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    If you want it, and have the cash to spare, then go for it.
    For me, I think I'm gonna wait for the B550 ITX boards to make an appearance, and then move over to Ryzen.
     
  20. koooowweeee

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    I wouldn't be buying interested a EOL socket ;)