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I want to buy an i5 4690 "non k"How many years will it last considering gaming?

The reason of getting the non k was:Getting a k version will require costlier mobo,When I think of costlier mobo I will also think why not sli,sli will also cost sli confered graphics card which then require a 750w psu again costlier than 550w, more power cosumption more energy bills.

So What do you think that the i5 4690 with its 3.9ghhz turbo clock will last me how many years?
Consider it for only gaming.
also i m on a tight budget , i can only get b series mobo.it will save a lot of money by going with a non k cpu and cheap mobo and cheap components.
For Graphics card I will either go with gtx 970 or 980.
I will only play games at max settings on 1080p at 60fps.

Thank you all
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    Since your not going with a K version for like 20$ less you can get the I5-4590 (3.3-3.7 TB). I have one in my mini-itx build and its a great cpu. Paired with the GTX 970 you should easily be able to play most if not all games on ultra @60FPS.
  2. It will be good for gaming for at least 5 years. People with 1st gen quad core i5s are still playing games just fine.
  3. So you mean I can play games with this processor upto 2020?really?
  4. Yup, like RobCrezz said theres plenty of ppl still using 1st gen I5's with plenty of power to boot. Until programmers start making games that fully utilize more then 4 processing cores for intel then theres nothing to worry about.
  5. bp8401363 said:
    So you mean I can play games with this processor upto 2020?really?


    No, it will last many more years. But around 2020 you may find that its performance is not high enough for some newer games. Like currently a CPU made in 2010 can struggle with some 2015 games.
  6. bp8401363 said:
    So you mean I can play games with this processor upto 2020?really?


    Probably, especially with a GTX 980. I would get an i5-4590 if you live near a Micro Center. They're $159 and have a negligible performance difference.
  7. Ok just for the knowledge more cores with 3.5ghz are usefull or more than 3.5ghz clock speed with quad cores are useful after 5years ?
    The answer of this could let me rethink about getting the k version or not.
  8. bp8401363 said:
    Ok just for the knowledge more cores with 3.5ghz are usefull or more than 3.5ghz clock speed with quad cores are useful after 5years ?
    The answer of this could let me rethink about getting the k version or not.


    Both have their advantages and disadvantages. I think that more cores would be more future-proof, because if you look at some DirectX 12 testing you'll see that virtual cores are more evenly stressed, at least on an i7. Currently, however, an i5 at 4GHz would beat an i7 at 3GHz for gaming. More cores are useful for running servers, editing videos, 3D modeling, etc.

    I only have the 4690K because it was on sale. At 4.5GHZ, I would get maybe 5-8ish FPS more than my brother who has an 4590 at 3.3-3.7GHZ, testing with integrated graphics as a constant. It's rather like the jump from a FX-series CPU to an i5.
  9. MisterSprinkles said:
    Dont buy a 970/980 for 1080P gaming. That's silly. Those cards are (single) 1440P and (dual) 4K cards. Not 1080P. Save a few bucks and pick up an R9 280X. Maybe even a used one. OR pick up a 980 and 1440P monitor. A nice 144Hz G sync one. :).


    You have got a point here.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202137&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC-_-pla-_-Desktop+Graphics+Cards-_-N82E16814202137&gclid=Cj0KEQjwl_6oBRDHxNGz6ueJufMBEiQAvm_k_jqsKxRaJiUkkgekvUuhZ9o0qSDyy6z82n-VLc1R0YMaAhnn8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds
    Plus, DirectX 12 coming up will be able to use the GCN architecture more efficiently, so we'll see performance increases across the board.
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