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Which cpu upgrade?

Hi guys!

I am currently rocking an i5 4690k overclocked to 4.6ghz with a aio cooler and 16gb of ram and gtx 1070 ftw, but was wondering if I should upgrade the cpu to a 2nd hand i7 4790k? They on average go for around £150 to £190 on eBay here in the uk, or should I wait for the b550 motherboards to come out and get a 3300x or 3600 new ram and new motherboard. I’m only playing various games including triple A new titles on my 1080p tv and have no plans to upgrade to 4K yet.

cheers for any input

 

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Is the 4790k enough to let you wait till DDR5 platform becomes common (in say, late next year or the year after)? You will be buying new memory regardless so if you wait longer, you save money on a DDR4 memory kit. 

 

I'm asking because TVs are often only 60Hz refresh rate, so you dont need high frame rates from the PC either making 4 cores much more acceptable.

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

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

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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I haven’t really noticed my rig struggle playing any of the new games, but with a lot of the games recommending a 6 core cpu I just thought upgrading to a 4 core with hyper threading will tie me over until ddr 5, I just don’t know really what’s best to do

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I'd say, if you're happy with what you currently have, just stay there for now. A used 4790k should only get cheaper and cheaper as time goes on, so that's an advantage of waiting. :)

PC SPECS: CPU: Intel Core i7 3770k @4.4GHz - Mobo: Asrock Extreme 4 (Z77) - GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 680 Twin Frozr 2GB - RAM: Crucial Ballistix 2x4GB (8GB) 1600MHz CL8 + 1x8GB - Storage: SSD: Sandisk Extreme II 120GB. HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB - PSU: be quiet! Pure Power L8 630W semi modular  - Case: Corsair Obsidian 450D  - OS: Windows 7

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