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420chan is Getting Overhauled - Changelog/Bug Report/Request Thread (Updated July 26)

Should I upgrade my CPU?

- Tue, 09 Jul 2019 09:22:42 EST eTwrotpe No.122353
File: 1562678562744.jpg -(251138B / 245.25KB, 1191x1500) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Should I upgrade my CPU?
I have an i7 2600k, it's nearly a decade old. It runs fine, but just wondering if newer CPUs are good enough to blitz this thing to the point where I'd realise a difference if I upgrade.
CarolineWorthingspear.pct - Tue, 09 Jul 2019 13:33:09 EST bpzP1D2s No.122356 Reply
Yes they are.

But who even cares. You'd have to be bottlenecking your GPU or doing real CPU intensive work like software encoding for streaming to bother.
And in most software you can run a GTX 1060 or 1070 without bottlenecking badly.

If you're just playing games, no. Not unless your GPU cost more than 600 bucks.
CarolineWorthingspear.pct - Tue, 09 Jul 2019 13:34:25 EST bpzP1D2s No.122357 Reply
Oh an additional caveat: if you want to run high framerates, that puts more burden on the CPU and that thing is not likely to drive 200hz displays.

You're probably good from 60hz to 120hz tho.
BasilPockstock.fnt - Tue, 09 Jul 2019 17:52:56 EST g4u/IEVx No.122358 Reply
The 2600K is still a modern processor. It's a little pokey and it's missing AVX instructions, but if you have an SSD the only giveaway that the system is old should be the lack of USB 3.

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