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    Best for sli gaming

    Hi everyone, I have done a lot of searching , across many forums and utube videos , I want ask what is the best cpu for gaming with two gtx 1080 gpus, I have a rog pg348q monitor and want to max out games , my friend has a 6700k at 4.7 and two 1080 fe with 16 gigs ddr4 3200 speed ram cl14 , with my monitor most AAA games dearly break 65 to 70 fps, some sources say that 6700k is bottle necking at 8x8 sli , would a 6850 at 4.4 to 4.5 be better, any help would be great thanks .

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    A 6700K will not bottleneck twin 1080's in SLI. Even an i5 would be fine for gaming.

    Gaming is more a function of video card performance. More graphic horsepower = more FPS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NemesisChild View Post
    A 6700K will not bottleneck twin 1080's in SLI. Even an i5 would be fine for gaming.

    Gaming is more a function of video card performance. More graphic horsepower = more FPS.
    thank you , would I be better off with the 6850k for most games or 6700k, thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chino View Post
    If money is no option, go with the i7-6850K.
    thank you , this is a midlife crises build , I want to do a the build that would be best for gaming as I have fun with it , also a little future proof , all the research I do comes back between 6700k vs 6800k, or 6850k now kabylake is coming but still 4 cores , if you can advise on the best build for gaming it would be great . sorry to be a pain , also chino , I love your post very helpful

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    Unfortunately, there is no such thing as future proofing. But enthusiasts platforms like X99 have a longer timespan than mainstream platforms like Z170. In our current era, an i7 is pretty overkill for gaming. But if you want it to last, a 6 core CPU will be more "futureproof" than a 4 core.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chino View Post
    Unfortunately, there is no such thing as future proofing. But enthusiasts platforms like X99 have a longer timespan than mainstream platforms like Z170. In our current era, an i7 is pretty overkill for gaming. But if you want it to last, a 6 core CPU will be more "futureproof" than a 4 core.
    thank you , would you advise on the broadwell e or haswell e

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chino View Post
    Broadwell-E because it's newer tech.
    thank you

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