Would this be a good upgrade from a 4770k? Or should I wait and grab the newest CPU deal?
I have to rebuild my entire rig soon but I want to wait for the GTX1100 (?) series.
No, that would be upgrade but not so good upgrade compare to improvements on CPU market today.
You should wait to market settle down. That mean to Intel X299 platform mature and AMD to launch Threadripper.
They will influence on prices between self and prices of Ryzen 7.
Or you should wait 8th Gen. Now no more worries for 4 cores only and new information say premium model will be 15% faster than i7-7700K.
That's not much for owners of Z170 and Z270 but for people with previous chipset is importand information and good to know. Special if improvements is 15% per core. I doubt they think 6 cores vs 4 cores 15% improvement. That would be tragic.
But if improvement is per core Coffee Lake will be great compare to Kaby Lake because more cores will bring new far better multi threaded performace.
Dual Channel memory and 4 DIMMs only could be problem for very limited number of people and they choose completely different type of computers.
Improvements in memory benchmarks are not so visible in real work.
Rumors say 3.5GHz to 4.2GHz Turbo. 6C/12T.
As processor that will be gaming beast, as platform ...???
I think Intel should seriously to think to prolongue time between two chipsets.
Customers will lose nothing if they wait 6-8 months more for some innovation, new controller or new Intels feature.
Intel 8th generation will outperform and all Intels Xtreme processors and all AMD's Ryzen and Threadripper models in gaming performance.
Only i7-7700K overclocked will be very close.
post edited by Vlada011 - 2017/07/18 02:32:50