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What kind of CPU do you have, and do you plan on upgrading?

What kind of CPU do you use and do you plan on upgrading?  

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  1. 1. What kind of CPU do you have?

    • Core i3 7th generation
      0
    • Core i3 8th generation
      0
    • Core i5 older than 6th generation
      6
    • Core i5 6th generation
      3
    • Core i5 7th generation
      1
    • Core i5 8th generation
      1
    • Core i5 9th generation
      2
    • Core i7 older than 6th generation
      13
    • Core i7 6th generation
      12
    • Core i7 7th generation
      9
    • Core i7 8th generation
      16
    • Core i7 9th generation
      2
    • Core i9 7th generation
      0
    • Core i9 8th generation
      1
    • Core i9 9th generation
      4
    • Pentium/Xeon/Celeron
      0
    • None
      1
  2. 2. (Ryzen) What kind of CPU do you have?

    • Ryzen 3 1200
      0
    • Ryzen 3 Pro 1200
      0
    • Ryzen 3 1300X
      0
    • Ryzen 3 Pro 1300
      0
    • Ryzen 5 1400
      1
    • Ryzen 5 1500X
      0
    • Ryzen 5 Pro 1500
      0
    • Ryzen 5 1600
      0
    • Ryzen 5 Pro 1600
      0
    • Ryzen 5 1600X
      0
    • Ryzen 7 1700
      0
    • Ryzen 7 Pro 1700
      0
    • Ryzen 7 1700X
      1
    • Ryzen 7 Pro 1700X
      0
    • Ryzen 7 1800
      0
    • Ryzen Threadripper 1900X
      0
    • Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
      0
    • Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
      0
    • None
      69
  3. 3. What are your thoughts with your current CPU?

    • I'm happy with my current CPU.
      36
    • I would like to upgrade to a newer generation Intel CPU.
      29
    • I would like to upgrade to a newer generation Ryzen CPU.
      6


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This is just a poll I wanted to make, because I'm considering getting a new CPU. (i7 9th gen?, i9?)

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At a certain point, at least for flight sims, you reach the zone where nothing much can be done to get the speed (fps) higher.

I doubt there is a discernible difference amongst the extant "high end" processors, after all the overclocking is said and done.

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I have an i7-8086K. I'm guessing i7 8th gen.

Edited by Ray Proudfoot

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Upgrading soon from an ancient i7 3770 but can’t decide on the i7 9700k or i5 9600k. Research ongoing...

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6700k @4.7 here, but beginning to show it's age now as I've upgraded to a 2080 Ti. When flying the FsLabs Airbus it's always near 100% utilization when I'm near the ground. Probably not going to upgrade in the near-furture though, as I can still have moderate-high settings and the GPU keeps me at 30 fps in just about all situations (except FlyTampa KBOS, don't understand that one).

Ben

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6700K @4.7 as well, with a 1070Ti. I am waiting for the technology change to 7nm Nvidia GPU and 10nm Intel CPU.

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8700K delidded. Run without overclock as I'm not simming, but runs at 5 GHz on all cores easy. 5.2 GHz max with HT off. Cooling NH-D15S. 

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I'm not even listed in the options!  :laugh:

Core2Quad Q9650, a 3.0 GHz quad core that I overclock to 3.78 GHz.  Would I like to upgrade to a newer generation CPU?  Absolutely!  But it will wait until it's in my budget and I have more pressing budgetary needs at the moment.

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On 1/11/2019 at 2:02 PM, stans said:

I'm not even listed in the options!  :laugh:

Core2Quad Q9650, a 3.0 GHz quad core that I overclock to 3.78 GHz.  Would I like to upgrade to a newer generation CPU?  Absolutely!  But it will wait until it's in my budget and I have more pressing budgetary needs at the moment.

That's a great CPU. I still run FS9 on it, and it's smooth as silk, easy 30 fps with many airport addons and GEPro. Lovely! 

Edited by betelgeuse

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Don't plan on anything until I see what the options are later this year I could be going back to the red camp.

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8700K @ 5.0 ghz -- built December 17/Jan 18

My tentative plan is to rebuild about a year (or a bit more) from now -- Q1 or Q2 of 2020.  I figure by then they'll be a nice advance over what I have now.

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just rebuilt my computer with a 9700K - Non-Oc'd (so far) paired with an RTX 2080ti. I'm happy with my results.

I'm coming from an i7-2700K @ 4.4ghz with a GTX 1060(i think it was a 760)

Edited by Chris F.

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Intel to sell i9-9990XE 14/28 core base 4ghz boost 5ghz but not to joe public only for system builders through auction only.

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Wow!  Available only to system builders through an auction, so prices will be high.  Couple that with no warranty from Intel means truly maximum profit for Intel, system builders could be left holding a bunch of dead chips and those computers that get built and sold are going to be quite pricey.  Intel, in their quest for more money, has cut out the DIY and small builder market.  This is just the sort of thing that can drive people to AMD.

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3 hours ago, stans said:

Wow!  Available only to system builders through an auction, so prices will be high.  Couple that with no warranty from Intel means truly maximum profit for Intel, system builders could be left holding a bunch of dead chips and those computers that get built and sold are going to be quite pricey.  Intel, in their quest for more money, has cut out the DIY and small builder market.  This is just the sort of thing that can drive people to AMD.

 

I don't think it's a big deal. First it's not 100% confirmed, and secondly it's not new. 

Don't think it's unusual for Intel or AMD to create a non retail chip. Sometimes chips intended for speciality markets or limited editions are made only for OEM's. OEM's would buy them for "boutique" systems. Basically you and I would just ignore it. Don't think it's anything new. Plenty more chips to go around for you and I. 

Who knows, if the system builders cant sell there highly priced systems with fancy CPU's Intel might switch it to retail. 

 

 

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I currently have the Ryzen 2700x (not in the Poll option list). Very happy with it so far. I might upgrade to the Ryzen 3700x when its released, rumours are it will be as easy as change the CPU and flashing the bios.

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I have a 6700K @ 4.7 with 32gb RAM and a 1080Ti. Have had it (apart from the 1080TI) since the end of december 2015 and it keeps up really well. I have thought about upgrading but am unsure as to how much of a performance bump going ftom 4.7 in my 6700K to, say 5,0 ghz in a 9900K would give me...? A boost of five percent? To really benefit I would have to swap the 1080Ti to a 2080Ti as well.

 

 

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i7 Sandy Bridge running since 2011 on watercooling with 4,5Ghz and still very, very well... The GPU upgraded from 580GTX to 1060GTX and 8Mb ram to 16Mb ram and running FSX, P3dV4.4 at 30fps steady. (by the way... last week I tried a 1080TI in it and gives only minor + performance compared to the 1060GTX

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I got an 8086k just before the holidays, and have no intention of upgrading for a while.  This chip is a beast, and easiest I have had since the Celeron 300 MHz to get a good overclock.  I de-lidded, and applied liquid metal, and with a CoolerMaster M360R AIO cooler got it to 5.3 GHz with 1.4v.  Stress test with P95, OCCT, AIDA, Cinebench, Realbench never peaked above 80C.  Under P3D 4.4, I rarely get to 70 C and my sim is running the smoothest I have seen in a long time.

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I have an i5 3570k that I've had overclocked to 4.6ghz since I bought it in 2012 (!). Unfortunately it's starting to require more and more voltage to keep it stable. I'm sure it still has some life left in it before the temperatures get out of control, but I still had to look at replacing it. Intel is still king when it comes to single thread performance which FSX/P3D and X-plane desire the most. I wanted to wait until Intel made the move to the new die process but I guess I won't be able to wait that long.

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Just seen a video from Linus with a Motherboard from china that supports Intel 7th 8th and 9TH CPUs something the AIB partners are forbidden to do by Intel. 

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Sunny Cove is where it's at.  Can't wait till later this year.  

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