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LGA-2011 or LGA-1150 which one should i choose?

SO i currently have a I7-3820. I have been reading benchmarks and it looks like its falling way back of the i7-4790k. So i was wondering if i should go ahead and move over to a LGA-1150 MB and get a i7-4790k.. I do mostly gaming on a 1440p Monitor. I play games like The Divison. I do have 2 screens. But i only game on one and the other is just a 1080P monitor i use to surf the web while im playing or stuff like that. Also im not sure if there may be bottlenecking issues with my GPU and CPU. Here is my Setup

MB:ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: i7-3820
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 06G-P4-4995-KR 6GB SC+ GAMING w/ACX 2.0+

So my big question is......is a upgrade to a LGA 1150 MB and possibly the I7-4790k that big of a upgrade or am i just better off staying with my current setup?

thanks,
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    Well if you decide to upgrade your better off going with Skylake/DDR4 but personally I would stick with that 3820 and try overclocking it.

    Figure out bottleneck guide: https://davescomputertips.com/how-to-determine-gpu-vs-cpu-bottlenecks-and-possible-solutions/

    I would only upgrade if your not happy with your current performance.
  2. Keep what you have. They 4790k is faster than the 3820, but its not going to bottleneck a 980ti. IMHO the performance difference isnt worth the price of the upgrade.
  3. jsal3227 said:
    I have been reading benchmarks and it looks like its falling way back of the i7-4790k.

    If you compare stock frequency vs stock frequency, the 4790k is only 20-30% faster. In most games and most everyday use, you won't notice that. People who do lengthy simulations, video/3D rendering jobs and other lengthy operations (several minutes or even hours) are the only ones who really will.
  4. Keep what you have. I didn't see your memory or drive listings. Possibly upgrade memory(your cpu specs show the controller supports upto 1600mhz while the mb can take 1866mhz and 32gb will suffice for a long time) to the fastest your system will support. Upgrading to ssd's for games and os will improve load times as well. It's unlikely your having any real bottle-necking issues and if you are its more likely software related than hardware. Your present cpu/gpu is optimum to allow the full pcie lanes for the one card(and those ti's are awesome cards). Careful OC'ing will get you better dollar per performance than a total upgrade. If you can get a stable/safe temp clock of 4+ghz you'll be in the sweet spot for a while longer.
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