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  1. Hi, I would like to link another video : This video shows a massive difference between a 3770k and 8700k. And perhaps looks consistent with the techreport review which I linked in my previous comment. HardwareCancuks review shows very little difference between the 2600k and the 8700k which just don't sink in. 6 generations later and still a very little performance difference is something I can't believe. Reagrds.
  2. Hi, I would like to point out something about this comparison. The video is not at all legit. The benchmarks are surely manipulated. In the mean time I have watched many reviews and I have seen that 8700k is some 90-110% more powerful than 2600k. I would like to link these reviews: http://techreport.com/review/32642/intel-core-i7-8700k-cpu-reviewed Also in youtube I have seen DigitalFoundry's benchmarks with 8700k and 3770k @ 4.5 GHZ. Games like Crysis 3 and Withcer 3 had some 60 FPS more on average in 8700k. Other games like Rise of the tomb raider had 30-40 FPS difference. So it's my humble advice to not believe this video. Also I am sorry I haven't posted 8700k benches, the thing is I am on the move and will reach my home by the end of the month, so only then I could post some results. Heck I couldn't even install P3D on my system as I had to urgently move out because of some personal work. Thanks.
  3. I found a review where they have compared 8700k with many previous gen Intel CPUs including the i7 2600k and results are obvious, the 8700k is more or less 2X i7 2600k or even better. http://techreport.com/review/32642/intel-core-i7-8700k-cpu-reviewed See the gaming benchmarks and the conclusion. That being said, if you remove the GPU bottleneck, I think upgrading to 8700k from 2600k is a quantum leap. And since Prepar3d is very CPU intensive, I think 8700k should give massive improvement over the 2600k. Patiently waiting for my 8700k to arrive.
  4. An 8700k can be used as an 8600k by turning off HT. High temperatures are caused by HT for sure. Having HT is just making your CPU more future proof, as I have already found out that many more softwares would use HT in the coming future. However I have planned to delid the CPU in the future before overclocking and I think that would justify going with 8700k over 8600k.
  5. I am planning to go ahead with 8700k because of hyperthreading . When Sandybridge came out both i5 2500k and i7 2600k were neck to neck in gaming but after 6 years, 2600k came out to be significantly better. Also I am studying various research papers on thread level parallelism and I am finding that it won't be long before most of the softwares including games will start exploiting the full use of hyperthreading making an i7 a lot more future proof option. However as of now, 8600k will suffice but I think 8700k will age a lot better.
  6. Hi, This is my first post on this forum. I have been doing flight sim for over 7 years now and I am becoming more and more dissatisfied with my PC's performance on Prepar3D V3 and V4. In 2010s I used to have AMD Phenom II X4 and it was a complete disaster for FSX so I upgraded to i7 2600k, 2600k was a massive improvement but now I think it has started showing it's age with all the ORBX, PMDG, Fslabs addons. My current PC specs are : CPU - i7 2600k @ 4.4 GHz RAM - 8GB DDR3 1333MHz GPU - EVGA GTX 1070 SC 8GB HDD - 500GB I am planning to upgrade to i7 8700k. Actually I already have 8600k on order but I am planning to cancel it and go with 8700k for future proofing as I want it to last for as long as 2600k did. What I am planning to upgrade : CPU - i7 8700k Cooler - Corsair H80i V2 RAM - 16 GB DDR4 3000MHz GPU - GTX 1070 (same as before) SSHD - Seagate Firecuda 2TB (not going with SSD) I am running a 1080p, 60Hz screen. Please tell me is this CPU upgrade worth it or not? And how much FPS improvement I can expect over 2600k on Prepar3D v4. Also is it worth getting i7 8700k over i5 8600k? Thanks a lot. Happy flying!!
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