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Do I need an upgrade?

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Do I need an upgrade?

13/09/2017 at 08:46

Hello,

I am using 5960x as my cpu but my brother keeps telling me that I need an upgrade to 7700k.

Is it true that 5960x can’t handle most 4k gaming (although I don’t even do 4k gaming) and not designed for gaming at all so I should sell and switch to 7700k?

My brother’s idea is that comparing to 7700k, 5960x will always lag while playing most games out there therefore I should not keep it. (all I do mostly is playing LOL). Is this true??.

I didn’t find the right solution from the internet.
References:
https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/do-i-need-an-upgrade-1/
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starter
11/08/2018 at 20:54
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buy a new machine and sell the old one online.

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helper
07/09/2018 at 10:09
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What is your gpu? What graphics card do you use for gaming?

First things first you need a high-end graphics card like nvidia gtx 1080 Ti if you are 4k gaming enthusiast.

Games are generally use single core performance of Cpu and if you compare i7700k , yes 7700k has more single core performance than 5960x. But i don’t think  gtx 1080ti can bottleneck 5960x.

Summary: If you are 4k gaming enthusiast you should first consider to upgrade your graphics card. 5960x is ok for 4k gaming.

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