Intel i5 4690k vs Intel i7 4790k for gaming only
Is it worth it to get a i7 4790k over its smaller brother the i5 4690k just for gaming i wont be editing videos just gaming and browsing ?
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The only true gaming benefit the i7-4790k has over the i5-4690k is the base clock speed. A few games utilize HT, but not much to warrant a purchase in your situation, especially when the i5 can be overclocked to 4.5 GHz. So just get the i5-4690k, a decent motherboard with a sufficient power phase design, a nice CPU cooler, and overclock it to match the i7's performance in gaming.
The exon is hyperthreaded it is exaxtly like the i7 4790 just without a apu
Here is the proof you wont even notice the difference is worth the $100 difference
seeing you can go i7 when its all said and done go with the better chip .. don't sit around down the road with a regret as I did .. I should of invested in the xeon or i7 right off the bat and not be fooled by whats said here ..
like I said I do see where the i5 can be lacking after a year of use ... I'm sure at somr point you will do more then game on that rig . then you will see where I'm coming from on this
so now I feel I need to buy twice when I should of bought the better once and saved that upgrade money today
I am also currently deciding between i5 4690K and i7 4790K. The Skylake seems out of question as it doesn't show too much improvement and will not justify the premium. As all I am going to do is Game on my rig with single GTX 970 at 1080p, I decided to go with i5 4690K. However, what confused me is that new games like Batman Arkham Knight and Witcher 3 are recommending i7 instead of i5. Any pointers?
gaurav0110 said:I am also currently deciding between i5 4690K and i7 4790K. The Skylake seems out of question as it doesn't show too much improvement and will not justify the premium. As all I am going to do is Game on my rig with single GTX 970 at 1080p, I decided to go with i5 4690K. However, what confused me is that new games like Batman Arkham Knight and Witcher 3 are recommending i7 instead of i5. Any pointers?
You really shouldn't piggyback on older threads. The mods prefer that each person asks their question, even if it is one that has been asked a 100 times, on a new thread.
The difference between an i7 and an i5 is multi-threading. Meaning that the i7 can do more concurrent work than the i5. Meaning that the game developers have solved the issue of concurrency in-game. Which is pretty hard to do well.
I'm suspicious, since this place the minimum and maximum requirements very close to one another, with not much room to maneuver between them. Frankly, I suspect that an i5 will be sufficient.
More interesting is the low requirements setting for graphics. the recommended (high-end) GPU is a GTX 770?? WTF? http://www.geforce.com/games-applications/pc-games/the-witcher-3-wild-hunt/system-requirements