New Chipsets incoming?

Discussion in 'Intel x86 CPUs and chipsets' started by HugeNuts, May 15, 2018.

  1. HugeNuts

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    Hi All,

    My wife and I are expecting our first child in 10 weeks so I was looking to build myself a new PC that will see me thorugh the next few years atleast! (because we all know once a baby comes along I wont be able to justify burning a few grand on a new PC)

    My Question is..... Is it worth waiting for the new chipset?

    Im looking at going an 8700k but not sure how far away the Cannon Lake and/or Ice Lake processors are!

    Does anyone have any info on when we could expect these chips and opinions on if I should wait?

    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. Sledge

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    But chipset cycle is pretty short anyway.. so doesn't really matter
    It will be superseded by the time you get it home
     
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    have you considered a Ryzen build? depending on your use profile can be better fit, plus also upgradable to 2020 CPUs, just swap CPUs
     
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    Cannonlake is likely never coming to desktop. Icelake next year. 10nm is too broken.

    Wait until Computex in June to decide - there's no indication currently that 8 core will arrive until later in the year, august and beyond.. but computex should bring new information, and/or a reveal. The 390 chipset is rumored to launch then, possibly without a new Halo CPU, It's a bit up in the air at the moment.
     
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  7. Sledge

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    besides what you have now is decent enough so you'd only get a small % better anyway.
     
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    I have considered Ryzen build but have always been an Intel person. I understand Ryzen does have some perks but just cant bring myself to swap from the blue to the red team.

    I will be using it mainly for gaming @ 1440p so would it be worth looking more serioulsy at Ryzen?
     
  9. OJR

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    at 1440p the CPU makes little difference. You would be better off with the extra cores.
     
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    Cores and clock cycles both will help - my mate and I play PUBG at 1440. I've got a 3770K at 4.5, he's got an 8700K at 5. His framerate is always 20-30fps higher than mine, all other things being largely equal.
     
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    Please don't use PUBG as an example. That game is a filthy mess.
     
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    yes it certainly is, but it's also a good real world example of actual performance of the current CPU market.... benchmarks in general seem to suggest that a 5Ghz clocked 8700k is going to give you the most frames per second at 1440 resolution.
     
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    As a recent Father, I'm gonna go the other direction and say wait till the kid is a year old, you won't have anytime to game on it.
     
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    haha, I was thinking that but didn't want to be a killjoy.
     
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  15. OJR

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    I'd go the other way and say buy the rig because for the next couple years you won't be going out anywhere so you may as well play games. :D
     
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    Damn, now I'm torn between buying a second Strix Z370-I in the next couple of weeks or waiting and seeing if the Z390 is a better purchase. There are times I get to dislike the chipset and cpu cycles lol
     
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    Why? Won't make an ounce of difference. The head line feature is basically more intergreated USB 3.1 Gen2 ports and built in wifi+bt all of which is there on the Z370-I. If you worried about 8 core Coffee Lake, I'm willing to eat my hat it will still work with Z370 with a simple bios update.
     
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    but knowing intel they wont want vendors to enable that.
     
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    Intel has always been commited to supporting 2 generations of CPU for every chipset. I getting strong Z170 / Z270 vibes from shit stirrers that "think" they know. Put it this way, everything that has been released so fars says the lower B360 / H310 / H370 chipset will have the same CPU coverage as the Z390.
     
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    If z370 supports the new 8 core cpus itd be a win for consumers and sway a lot of buyers from amd.
     

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