Luca vom Bruch Posted October 29, 2017 Share Posted October 29, 2017 Hi! I currently run an Intel Xeon E3 1231 v3 it is a 3.4Ghz Quad core, 8 thread CPU. It is basically the same as the i7 4770 (non K and without GPU). As a GPU I run a GTX 1060. I run games at 2560x1440p I rarely still play anything, only open world titles when they are new, like GTA5 and Mafia 3. I find the GTX 1060 sufficient. And of course mainly Prepar 3D. Do you guys think it is worth it performance wise to upgrade to coffee lake i7 8700? it would be 3.2ghz but 6 core, 12 thread with higher turbo than the xeon. I don't really want to compromise on settings much. P3D runs fine with the more basic GA aircraft, but with the FSLA320 at addon airports it is usually around 15fps. I don't know if the i7 8700 would be worth the investment, do you guys think it could bring an additional 5 fps? it is after all 2 more cores, 12nm instead of 22 and 4.3 Turbo I think on 1 core. I have never seen my Xeon do more than 3.8ghz. Also is there even any benefit for P3D to go to a 1070? According to the new task manager update, CPU can hit 100% but GPU is rarely above 50% in P3D. Quote Link to comment
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