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Should I upgrade from an i7 4790K?

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Hi all,

 

I am wondering if it’s worth upgrading from a 4790K, probably to either a 9700K or Ryzen 2700X.

I would rather go the intel route but am open to AMD.

 

I have a 1080ti and game at 1440p at 144Hz.

 

Will I hit closer to 144FPS with a newer CPU or will the gains be marginal? 

 

Thanks in advance!

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7 minutes ago, Wiggyweir said:

Hi all,

 

I am am wondering if it’s worth upgrading from a 4790K, probably to either a 9700K or Ryzen 2700X.

I would rather go the intel route but am open to AMD.

 

I have a 1080ti and game at 1440p at 144Hz.

 

Will I hit closer to 144FPS with a newer CPU or will the gains be marginal? 

 

Thanks in advance!

Simple, check the youtube and compare the performance results. If u find yourself behind then yea upgrade will help if u get similar FPS then why bother ?! U would have to replace mobo and ram and thats not cheap atm.

I have 4790 and 1060 so I am fine for now. 

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currently saving for a 9900k, my 4790k has become the main bottleneck in most games i play, also i really need a ram upgrade for work stuff and dont wanna invest into ddr3

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You already have the components, you might as well just test and see if you are reaching your performance target. Although, personally I'd still be using my 4790k if I didn't win my 8086k, it's a great CPU. Did you overclock it?

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28 minutes ago, Wiggyweir said:

Hi all,

 

I am wondering if it’s worth upgrading from a 4790K, probably to either a 9700K or Ryzen 2700X.

I would rather go the intel route but am open to AMD.

 

I have a 1080ti and game at 1440p at 144Hz.

 

Will I hit closer to 144FPS with a newer CPU or will the gains be marginal? 

 

Thanks in advance!

From how I see it, a delid and good overclock will serve you well enough till a better upgrade path comes along. Haswell is only around 5% behind a similarly clocked modern i5

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I wouldn't bother. It's a very capable chip. Will be a few percent slower than newer CPU's in gaming, but it's still a beast.

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I upgraded from a 4690k to an 8086k and didnt see much of a gain in gaming. The joy of tinkering with a new cpu is always fun. 

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Watched gamer nexus's reviews of some new cpu's. had the 4790k listed, its weak sauce. 

Just got myself a 8700k, handles a single 1080 on 1440 and 1080p. Isnt good enough for 2 card but still better than the 4790k.

Wish I upgraded sooner, prolly could have enjoyed some gameplay since it came out instead of dealing with stutter and lower fps.

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8 minutes ago, Mick Naughty said:

Watched gamer nexus's reviews of some new cpu's. had the 4790k listed, its weak sauce. 

Just got myself a 8700k, handles a single 1080 on 1440 and 1080p. Isnt good enough for 2 card but still better than the 4790k.

Wish I upgraded sooner, prolly could have enjoyed some gameplay since it came out instead of dealing with stutter and lower fps.

@Wiggyweir if you do decide to upgrade, don't bother with the 8600k/9600k, it's also weak, not many games bottleneck it so far, but the number will increase, farcry5 and monster hunter is unplayable at higher frame rates, it even bottlenecks download/write speeds after the meltdown patch, so either don't upgrade or aim for a r5 2600/8700 minimum.

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32 minutes ago, swordsm3n said:

I upgraded from a 4690k to an 8086k and didnt see much of a gain in gaming. The joy of tinkering with a new cpu is always fun. 

I mean it depends on if you're playing gpu bound or cpu games and what your settings are. The 8080k is better than the 4690k.

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