most games are gpu limited not cpu limited.Wow... have just read a few articles and turns out this 8400 is actually quite a beast for gaming!! Only slightly under performs from the 8600. I've always been of the understanding the majority of games don't utilize all cores and therefore clock speeds are quite important.
Im currently venturing on a new build and after looking at this 8400 i could be tempted myself lol!!
Agreed, i hadnt heard of the 8400 until now, id been looking at the 7700K and 8700K for my build... but was leaning more towards Ryzen. What mobo do you use?most games are gpu limited not cpu limited.
i actually the 8400 in my gaming pc with a GTX 1080. so there is no way he needs a 8600K with a 1050ti.
IMO the 8400 is the best bang for buck Intel CPU available. there is no better cpu for intel in terms of value for money. the only downside is it doesn't overclock.
i have a MSI carbon pro z370 with wifi built in. it's matx.What mobo do you have
Agreed, i hadnt heard of the 8400 until now, id been looking at the 7700K and 8700K for my build... but was leaning more towards Ryzen. What mobo do you use?
depends on if you are planning on overclocking or notthanks for the help. is the 8th gen that much better than 7th? the 7th gen seems a lot cheaper.
pro's - free performacedon't really know how to overclock. is it worth it? might end up with the 7600k if I can overclock it and get better performance than the 8400 non overclock.
the 2500K was one of the best chips intel has ever released because of the overclocking potential.thanks will look into it. that overclock seems like a huge amount. Wonder if you notice any difference in regular usage.