10 months ago
Hey I have a question should I get a kraby lake cpu like a i5-6600k or something like that like a i5-5 gen or 6 gen or they’re bad ?
Its kabylake, not kraby lake haha.
The i5 6600K is actually Skylake and 6th gen. Kabylake is 7th gen.
As for your question Intel is still using what is basically the Skylake architecture so no its not bad but as for how good it is will depend on your usage.
used, yes if u can find a good deal. new, no .ryzen is faster and cheaper and even intels i5s today can reach from $210 to $170 if u look. btw intel 5th gen i5s did not exist really on dekstops, unless you count the ones with iris graphics
Intel still using Skylake Architecture.
i5-6600K/i7-6700K - Skylake, released 2015
i5-7600K/i7-7700K - Kabylake, released 2017
i5-8600K/i5=9600K/i7-8700K - Coffee Lake, released 2017
5th Gen? Technically 4th Gen, different architecture, Intel's Haswell refresh, going by name of i5-4790K/i7-4790K.
Yes Skylake/Kabylake are still great. I would, nowadays, feel inclined towards Coffee Lake or Ryzen. Why buy old when you can get new? Unless you so happen to have a motherboard (which you could probably flip on eBay for more than you paid for it new), there is no reason to purchase these old chips. They actually perform worse than Coffee Lake, at least, type per type, i.e. i5-8600K vs i5-7600K etc... I believe the i3-8350K is faster than Kaby Lake i5, Coffee Lake has been a big improvement over Kabylake. For gaming, most games, not too much improvement will be seen, everything else, yes...