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8600K to 9900k?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by david_xr, 29 Dec 2018.

  1. david_xr

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    had a moment of madness and considered buying a 9900k to replace my 8600k,

    would I see any improvement?? only really play pubg.

    reason I considered it, I could leave it basically stock in the bios and a have the same speeds without the worry of the OC stability/lifespan/temp
     
  2. lltfdaniel

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    Yeah i would get the 9900k and overclock the beast around 5ghz should last you years worth of usage.

    As for the difference or improvement in pubg i think it would hardly make a difference but it is nice to have 8 cores and 16 threads so in the long run will be worth it.

    Dan.
     
  3. youdsy

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    Be better off upgrading your ram as your CPU is more than enough. You'll see a bigger gain from upgrading ram IMO

    maybe delid and OC 8600K to its max aswell.
     
  4. easyrider

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    He wont see much gains after 3200mhz on the DDR4
     
  5. youdsy

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    In pubg he will
     
  6. easyrider

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    Link?
     
  7. JediFragger

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    From what I’ve seen you’re better sticking with the 8600k, leave it a gen or two and put it towards a future gfx upgrade.
     
  8. JediFragger

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    Also interested in these massive potential gains :)
     
  9. ZP9

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    Definitely worth buying if you plan on having the CPU for a while as its well future proofed. It should last a long time and if you decide to OC it would be even more of a beast, so its a good idea if you're upto spending that much for it
     
  10. nashathedog

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    It sounds like a waste of time & money, Isn't the 8600k still one of the best gaming cpu's around?
     
  11. faceman123

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    This and ryzen 2
     
  12. Finners

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    Recently made the jump from 3000 C15 to 3866 C17 and there is barely a difference.

    OP like me will just have to accept that PUBG is poorly programmed.

    I still get dips below 100fps at 1440 with my set-up with no apparent bottleneck as CPU +GPU usage are both well under 100% usage
     
  13. JediFragger

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    Try turning HT off.
     
  14. 3t3P

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    There was a video on youtYou a guy researched PUBG and ram speed.
    It seemed to scale with increasing RAM speeds.

    Why anyone is still playing that pre alpha broken game though is beyond me!