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thoughts on my purchase?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by kiel367, 15 Jan 2018.

  1. kiel367

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Jul 2009

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    Location: at home, you?

    ok, but i was asking what are the opinions on performance difference between my current cpu and this, not, should i keep it haha
  2. los

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Jun 2011

    Posts: 2,334

    Location: Great Yarmouth

    That's not strictly true, I've known people to make up a fault or actually deliberately cause a fault to return stuff. The latter has happened to me and I could prove it, but they aren't interested and hence just refunded them. Not saying you should at all though.
    It's a nice upgrade, but as said I'd be looking at 6 cores minimum personally.
  3. SiDeards73


    Joined: 19 Feb 2011

    Posts: 5,844

    Well its generally agreed that theres not been much improvement in overall performance between your old 2600k Overclocked and the 7700k, yes there is some performance increase but not a huge gain, some would even say its a partial side grade. What people are basically saying is if your say on a 4/8 i7, the only real upgrade is to go to a 6/12 i7 or higher.

    Personally i think you wasted your money, sorry :(
  4. Devrij


    Joined: 23 Jul 2009

    Posts: 13,762

    Location: Bath

    I'd actually disagree. The difference is noticeable if he also overclock the 7700k. A good 10% iirc. That said, I would have saved up a bit longer and gone for an 8700k myself. Further to that, however, the biggest chunk of cash you part with these days is ddr4, which he at least has 8gb of, so maybe that'll take the sting out of his next upgrade (assuming ddr5 hasn't hit shelves by then).
  5. LeMson


    Joined: 21 Mar 2012

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    Send it back
  6. gavinh87


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