Question CPU and MOBO upgrade advice please!

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  1. John7

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    I’m currently running an i5 Skylake and now getting more into video editing (1080 and 4K) and photo editing so thinking that I need to go i7 for the benefit of hyper threading. i’m Also out of touch with the latest tech re CPU’s and MOBO’s.

    I’m running a 2k monitor and have a gtx 1070 gpu. I only really play battlefield, so gaming is not a major concern.

    Would upgrading the CPU to a Coffee lake i7 with associate MOBO (hoping the Skylake RAM will be re-usable) be a worthwhile upgrade or should I just hang on for a newer gen CPU?

    All thoughts and opinions welcomed, thanks
     
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    Obviously with your current newish high end CPU you can't expect huge performance jumps. A top of the range model might just deliver twice the performance, if your video editing software can use the extra cores (a big if).

    I wouldn't call that a particularly big jump personally but how much it's worth it to you depends on how much you value your time.

    If your current system DDR4 or DDR3L? Skylake supported both.
     
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    I agree with EW, you should see an upgrade in performance but it is unlikely to be a massive one.
    I do video editing and upgraded from a Sandy Bridge to Coffee Lake i7 system and also went from onboard graphics to using a GTX1060 and I did see a fairly good improvement. Your upgrade will be smaller but I went from an i7 to i7 so you are likely (software permitting) to see a benefit going from an i5 to i7 as hyper threading can speed up rendering a fair bit (again emphasising that it is software dependent).

    Mark.
     
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    Thanks for the comments. Currently running with 16gb DDR 4.

    I use Lightroom, Photoshop and Premiere Pro.
     

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