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NorStereo

Worth upgrading from H370 to Z390

The memory speed and ability to overclock your CPU are the main two benefits of going to Z390.

Going from 2666Mhz to 3200Mhz RAM speed will indeed speed up certain tasks, but it depends on what you do. This video shows a range of different applications at different speeds:

Long story short, certain applications see no difference. But in the ones that do, mainly the fps 'lows' will increase (e.g. it will lessen the stuttering). 

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Hello

I'm wondering if it's worth switching my motherboard from H370 to Z390.
As far as I understand, my RAM is currently limited to 2666MHz, and I don't know if I my CPU gets limited some way by the chipset as well.

My current setup is the following:

CPU - i7-9700k

Motherboard - Gigabyte H370 Aorus Gaming 3 Wifi

RAM - HyperX Fury DDR4 3200MHz 16GB (2x8GB)

GPU - GTX 1070 Ti

Storage - Kingstan A1000 / Seagate Barracuda 1TB

PSU - Corsair RM650x

Display - Samsung 27" 1440p 144hz

Cooling - Corsair H60 (2018)

Operating System - Windows 10 Pro 64bit

I just recently started to dig into PC hardware, and bought this PC used before I knew to much.
Mostly use it for gaming, and the H60 cooler keeps the CPU under 60C at around 50-60% usage while gaming. (35C ish during idle)
I don't know much about overclocking and don't plan on doing anything fancy, but with Z390, as far as I've understood, I can get the 3200MHz from my RAM and maybe get higher safe speeds on my CPU?
Been looking at Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro.

Any recommendations, help and tips are greatly appreciated :)

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9 minutes ago, NorStereo said:

but with Z390, as far as I've understood, I can get the 3200MHz from my RAM and maybe get higher safe speeds on my CPU?

Yes

 

9 minutes ago, NorStereo said:

Been looking at Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro

Decent board at about $170-180


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

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Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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The memory speed and ability to overclock your CPU are the main two benefits of going to Z390.

Going from 2666Mhz to 3200Mhz RAM speed will indeed speed up certain tasks, but it depends on what you do. This video shows a range of different applications at different speeds:

Long story short, certain applications see no difference. But in the ones that do, mainly the fps 'lows' will increase (e.g. it will lessen the stuttering). 


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If you are going to do it, do it before the next generation chips launch.

 

Buying old intro hardware almost always ends up costing you more until they are really obsolete


My System: i7-8700k 5.0ghz All-core delidded @1.365v // Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi // Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 5 // 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3200 // XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT RAW II // NZXT S340 White // Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850w // Intel 660P 1TB NVME M.2 SSD/1TB Samsung 860 EVO/1TB 2.5" HGST HDD // Displays: ASUS VG248QE/Acer K242HYL/Acer K242HYL // Corsair K68 Mechanical Keyboard - Logitech G502 // Corsair H70 Gaming Headset

 

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TV Gamer: Ryzen 5 1600 4.0ghz All-core @1.425v // Wraith PRISM // Gigabyte B450 Aorus M // 16GB GeIL DDR4 3200 // XFX Radeon RX 580 8GB XXX Edition // Thermaltake Versa H17 // Corsair Vengeance Silver 650W // 120GB Sandisk SSD/120GB PNY CS900/4TB Western Digital Blue // Display: 50" Westinghouse 1080p // Rii Wireless Mini Keyboard w/Touchpad/Xbox One Controllers

 

Son's System: i5-9400 // Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi // ASRock Z370 Extreme 4 // 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDr4 3200 // ASUS RX 570 4GB OC // NZXT S340 Black // Seasonic S12II 620w Bronze // 525GB Crucial MX300/500GB Wester Digital Blue // Display: Dell P2417H - Eagletech KG010 Mechanical Keyboard // Logitech G203

 

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