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User Info: BlackBlazeQ

BlackBlazeQ
7 months ago#1
I have the 4790 non k specs in sig actually. Based on my current setup should I just stay with the non k or upgrade to the 4790k. Yes I know it's an old architecture but I don't plan on changing motherboards for a long time and if I were to upgrade to kabyla kabylake I would have to buy a new motherboard, ram, and cpu which would run around 500$. I probably won't change motherboards until 2019 late 2018.

So right now the best cpu I think that goes into the 1150 socket is the 4790k and I was thinking of buying it. Thanks for the advice!!!
Intel I7 4790(non k) 3.6GHz,16gb RAM DDR3,GTX 1080, MSI Z97 PC mate MOBO, Corsair 540. Gaming at 1440p 144hz is just amazing!!! PC MASTER RACE!

User Info: Blarghinston

Blarghinston
7 months ago#2
Absolutely no. 4790 is identical except for overclocking.

I have not done research but you may be able to OC your 4790 using BLCK. So no benefit. Don't do it. Save your cash. If you got the cash and want to upgrade your PC, get another GTX 1080 imo. or sell that GTX 1080 and get a 1080 ti.
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User Info: uptown710

uptown710
7 months ago#3
Blarghinston posted...
Absolutely no. 4790 is identical except for overclocking.

I have not done research but you may be able to OC your 4790 using BLCK. So no benefit. Don't do it. Save your cash. If you got the cash and want to upgrade your PC, get another GTX 1080 imo. or sell that GTX 1080 and get a 1080 ti.


actually, with Vega right around the corner, wait for the field tests and then choose.
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User Info: builder111

builder111
7 months ago#4
4790 is 3.6

4790k is 4.0 w/boost to 4.4 + unlock
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User Info: Skyrazer

Skyrazer
7 months ago#5
4790 is 3.6ghz base but turbos to 4.

The 4790k is 4ghz base but turbos to 4.4.

And no, I wouldn't upgrade from a non-k to a k unless you can get an absolutely ripper deal on a 4790k.
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User Info: Ryzeki

Ryzeki
7 months ago#6
Does your CPU have any available turbo bins? My old laptop 4720HQ was 3.4-3.6ghz or something like that, but had available one turbo bin to overclock it 200mhz, ending in 3.6ghz to 3.8ghz (quad core, single core).

Check with Intel XTU if you have any turbo bins.

Aside from that, are you looking for more than 60hz gaming? If not, you will be more than fine, for a while. You will get a small boost anyways, changing your CPU. Getting a K variation makes sense if you run a good OC and high framerate gaming.
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User Info: bikeblaster

bikeblaster
7 months ago#7
Not worth the time, effort, and money. You're buying the same exact processor, this time with an unlocked multiplier with absolutely no guarantee how far you can overclock. You might also need a new cooler as well.

User Info: BlackBlazeQ

BlackBlazeQ
7 months ago#8
builder111 posted...
4790 is 3.6

4790k is 4.0 w/boost to 4.4 + unlock


This was the reasoname I was considering upgrading plus since I'll be using this motherboard for a while and it's the best cpu you can put in a 1150 socket mobo I think. It's still pricy though I think it's like 300 still 270 at microcenter.. it's a 3 year old processor and it's still that price with skylake and kabylake out.
Intel I7 4790(non k) 3.6GHz,16gb RAM DDR3,GTX 1080, MSI Z97 PC mate MOBO, Corsair 540. Gaming at 1440p 144hz is just amazing!!! PC MASTER RACE!

User Info: BlackBlazeQ

BlackBlazeQ
7 months ago#9
Ryzeki posted...
Does your CPU have any available turbo bins? My old laptop 4720HQ was 3.4-3.6ghz or something like that, but had available one turbo bin to overclock it 200mhz, ending in 3.6ghz to 3.8ghz (quad core, single core).

Check with Intel XTU if you have any turbo bins.

Aside from that, are you looking for more than 60hz gaming? If not, you will be more than fine, for a while. You will get a small boost anyways, changing your CPU. Getting a K variation makes sense if you run a good OC and high framerate gaming.

I would have. To look into that.. I was told there is a way to overclock a locked processor but it's risky so I don't know if I even want to try it.
Intel I7 4790(non k) 3.6GHz,16gb RAM DDR3,GTX 1080, MSI Z97 PC mate MOBO, Corsair 540. Gaming at 1440p 144hz is just amazing!!! PC MASTER RACE!

User Info: Skyrazer

Skyrazer
7 months ago#10
4790k is still in demand and used ones still fetch fairly high prices. It's still one of the best CPUs around despite its age.
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