So I'm feeling the upgrade itch. Just not sure yet where the itch is and wondering if anybody could give me an informed opinion. Anyways, this is my current system:
Processor: i7 2700k Sandy Bridge @ 4.4 GHz
GPU: GTX 1070 8GB
Ram: 16 GB DDR3
Primary storage: Corsair Force GS 240 GB
I use this machine primarily for gaming - I game at 1080p - but sometimes also use it for production - writing code - which requires a coupe of VMs running. So both single and multi-threaded performance is a must.
In terms of gaming performance, I actually don't have much to complain - the recent GPU upgrade made things a lot smoother - I don't really have a game I can't max things out. But I'm really inclined to upgrade my monitor to something with 1440p, since 1080 is getting long in the tooth for me.
I know the 1070 should be able to handle 1440p gaming just fine, but my question is - will the CPU bottleneck it at those resolutions? Should I look into upgrading CPU/mobo/RAM too? AMD Ryzen 7 CPUs are looking very nice as an upgrade to the 2700k, but I'm not entirely sold - new CPUs from both teams are right around the corner and perhaps I should just buy the monitor now and wait for the release of the new wave of CPUs?
On the other hand - should I stick with the 2700k for now? The overclock I've applied certainly make things quite faster and I'm still not entirely sure I need to upgrade now.
Opinions welcome. Thanks,
If you're not feeling limited by the cpu in your other tasks, I would just upgrade to the 1440p and see how it runs. I recently went to a 27 inch 1440p monitor about 3 weeks ago and am fairly pleased with the results.
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