7 months ago
I'm looking at building a new micro atx system and have narrowed down most of the parts except the CPU. I will be running a 2080 and looking to pair it with something that will be able to keep up in games as well as give me decent multi-tasking potential. I was initially pretty set on the i7-8700k which is around $580-$600 AUD. I wouldn't want to pay much more than that if I can help it. I have seen the 9700k for around $650AUD, but from what I can tell there's not a huge difference in performance between the two. The main question I've been asking myself is whether I should wait and see what the new Ryzen chips have to offer.
I'd like to build in the next month or so but if Ryzen would launch late May/June then I can hold out until then. (But then there's the old 'If you wait for the next best thing to come out, you'll be waiting forever'). So should I hang out for Ryzen and see how it compares? From what I can tell it could compete pretty closely with Intel. Or should I just pull the trigger on the 8700k?