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QOTW: Which CPU are you using?

by Parm Mann on 17 May 2019, 16:31


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For the next month or so, we'll be centring the HEXUS question of the week around which PC components you, the readers, choose to use on a daily basis. Reviewing the best the industry has to offer is both fun and exciting, but discussing what people actually go out and buy can be even more insightful.

To get us started, we'll begin with the beating heart of any PC; the CPU. Choosing a chip is a key decision in laying the foundation for a new build, or indeed a laptop, and with AMD Ryzen and Intel Core both vying to meet the needs of today's user, there has never been a better array of processors to choose from.

In order to learn where our hard-earned notes are going, we're asking: which CPU are you using? We're interested in hearing about the reasons behind your decision, and whether or not the chip is doing everything you need, so let us know using the comments facility below.

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Intel Core i7 7700K, stock.

Purely a moderate gaming machine with a higher end GPU, GTX 1080 Ti and Gsync 1440p/165hz monitor. I have absolutely zero complaints as the balance of these items results in few if any bottlenecks, rending every thing I play in liquid smoothness of a sort no PC I've owned before conveyed.

Upgrade in my immediate future? Absolutely not. I do not foresee any game disappointing me for years to come on this setup.

Upgrade in 2-3 years? Most likely. We'll be well into 7nm territory on CPUs and GPUs alike and likely DDR5 system ram and GDDR6X vram. It will take all of that to make me consider it.
I'm using an i7 6700K for mostly gaming, some artwork and everyday use. Haven't seen anything to tempt me to upgrade so far.
2700K, upgrading to Zen2 when it comes out and I am beyond excited.

Purely based on benchmarks in games, the difference to the 9900K in games I play wasn't worth the extra money, plus the consideration of the extra heat I'd need to contend with also played a factor in my decision (limited space in my case, didn't want to change the case).
i5 6600K @ 4.5Ghz for gaming, mostly. I'd like to upgrade for something with more umph because 4 cores 4 threads are becoming rather limited.