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Default 2600K vs 4790K - 07-19-2014, 17:09 | posts: 44 | Location: Springfield PA

It's been a while since upgrading the Mobo and CPU. Used to be a yearly thing but now that things have slowed over the last few years only the GPU has been upgraded.
Is there much speed difference between a 2600K OC'd at 4.2 Gig and a stock 4790K?
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Default 07-19-2014, 17:33 | posts: 4,361 | Location: Serbia, NS

Question is : What are you doing with your PC?

2600k 4.5Ghz do everyhing what 4790k 4Ghz do.

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Default 07-19-2014, 18:26 | posts: 7,606 | Location: Sunny Scotland

sandy to devils canyon is doable, sata3, pcie3, usb3 included as well as the other advancements.

I imagine i7 devils canyon will be uber.
   
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Default 07-19-2014, 18:42 | posts: 8,350 | Location: Urban`Jungle

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yes i7 Haswell @ 4.7ghz is uber, but Im already use to it by now after 1 year


btw DC is still Haswell, performance is the same clock for clock. Only a little lower temps 3-5C at same voltage/freq., but people still delid it like crazy because it overheats in prime, Aida64, ibt, etc just like old Haswell did xD


@ OT keep Sandy for now, wait for Skylake-DT.
   
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Default 07-19-2014, 19:39 | posts: 5,510 | Location: Belgium

I'd wait. It's obviously going to perform a tad better, but the question is "is that tad better really worth all that money?".

Same applies for me, with a little luck I can hold it out until DDR4 arrives (even if CPU's don't offer much more, we'll at least see a jump in memory bandwidth).
   
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Default 07-20-2014, 17:30 | posts: 66 | Location: Norway

I did the move from a 2500k@4.5 to 4790k@4.7

The system is a bit faster here and there, but for gaming well maybe 10-20% increase depending on the game. (you realy see it in big strategy games , not so much in gpu bound games)

But the new sata ports made my ssd's much faster, and i was one short so had to do something.

All the chipsets improvements going from z68 to z97 was worth it for me and that i could run my hyper x memory at full speed.

And i did a full rework of my case at the same time. Changed old dusty fans and now got a silent good airflow setup.

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Default 07-20-2014, 18:37 | posts: 7,859

See if you can OC your current CPU a little more, and do what I'm doing, which is waiting for Skylake K. At least you'll see a healthy jump in features then if nothing else.
   
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Default 07-20-2014, 18:53 | posts: 4,639 | Location: Israel

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I did the move from a 2500k@4.5 to 4790k@4.7

The system is a bit faster here and there, but for gaming well maybe 10-20% increase depending on the game. (you realy see it in big strategy games , not so much in gpu bound games)

But the new sata ports made my ssd's much faster, and i was one short so had to do something.

All the chipsets improvements going from z68 to z97 was worth it for me and that i could run my hyper x memory at full speed.

And i did a full rework of my case at the same time. Changed old dusty fans and now got a silent good airflow setup.
that not the same. u moved from SB I5 to DC i7, the only reason moving from SB to DC, is either if u can't oc the cpu or u want the new features.

I do think that next game, skylake might bring some good reason to move on from the golden Sandy bridge.
   
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Default 07-21-2014, 03:13 | posts: 16,777 | Location: US East Coast

Skylake will bring DDR4....and more "security enhancements"...


   
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Default 07-21-2014, 07:52 | posts: 1,620 | Location: EU, CZ, Brno

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It's been a while since upgrading the Mobo and CPU. Used to be a yearly thing but now that things have slowed over the last few years only the GPU has been upgraded.
Is there much speed difference between a 2600K OC'd at 4.2 Gig and a stock 4790K?
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10% in compute tasks.
0% in gaming on 60Hz. 0-10% for gaming on 120+Hz where you may or may not need that little CPU boost.

Considering full price of upgrade, just skip it.
And if you are on 60Hz get GSync monitor as that will be as much money worth investment for gaming as SSD for system.
   
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Default 07-23-2014, 00:41 | posts: n/a

There's no real reason to step up to a 4970K from a 2600K. If anything, wait until Haswell-E at the very least.
   
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Default 08-09-2014, 00:08 | posts: 44 | Location: Springfield PA

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It feels weird actually going for so long without an upgrade. Ever since 1988 Upgrades were always a yearly occurrence because CPU's kept doubling in speed. The 900 series and 2600 changed that. I don't see the initial release of haswell-e's or broadwell being any better for gaming. As others noted the motherboard features are the best reasons for upgrade right now.
   
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