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I don't know if it was mentioned or not already and I didn't read the entire thread, but I figured I'd throw in my $.02

If the performance of your current CPU does everything you need it to then unless you care about lower temps/power consumption there really isn't much point.
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Whatever the official spec many boards override it. Various overclocking boards just consider 'turbo' to be the max speed. It just locks there unless cooling can't handle it.



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Originally Posted by DEW21689 View Post

I don't know if it was mentioned or not already and I didn't read the entire thread, but I figured I'd throw in my $.02

If the performance of your current CPU does everything you need it to then unless you care about lower temps/power consumption there really isn't much point.

The OP is ancient.
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X5650s are now $75!

Buy one!
Also take a look at the x5660 review by @Kana-Maru you'll be convinced!!
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Intel state a 4.0Ghz clock speed (across the board) and a 4.4Ghz Turbo speed. Look up how the Turbo works and that defines the 4.4Ghz speed. Its not really false advertising, both specs are right there in plain text.

You overclock with Turbo enabled, but Turbo acts differently when overclocking, it can be forced to run all cores at the desired clock speed, rather than 1/2/3/4 cores at different speeds.

Just because the clocks are the same doesnt mean much, you are getting more performance per watt, the i7 930 is 130w at 3Ghz and your 4790k is 4Ghz iat 88w. If you think that isnt impressive then then i dont know what to say rolleyes.gif On top of that you have the 15-25% architectural efficiency gain from Bloomfield to Haswell.

So its quite a lot of performance your getting. Alsoyou can run your Ram pretty fast on Haswell systems, can match triple channel system bandwidth with dual channel. Remember that you are jumping from an enthusiast platform to the everyday platform, X79 would be todays enthusiast platform and it has quad channel ram.

I never used turbo mode with my 930 so I didn't bother reading up on it, honestly. I'll try it out with this new cpu though. I finally finished the darn installation; as usual a few problems arose that had to be googled, lol. Seems good now though. I've noticed a very dramatic increase in disk transfer speeds... My external drive transferred files at a maximum of about 40 mb/s before - now it caps at around 110-120! That's insane. I wonder if my SSD and VelociRaptor 10k rpm drives are faster.. CrystalDiskMark ahoy smile.gif

Yeah I don't know how much power my 930 consumed under full load @ 4.2 ghz, but I reckon it was quite a lot more than this one does. Electricity is included in my rent, so I don't care all that much, but it does save the PSU some trouble.

I did consider the 2011 socket (4930K), but I figured it wasn't worth the extra cost; and game benchmarks usually favor the 4790K, from what I have seen. I don't do any rendering or stuff like that anyway.

Edit: I ran Prime95 just now to check out the temps. I bought a Noctua NH-D14 cooler to replace my aging Corsair H80. I've heard naught but positive things about it. At stock speeds, the damn thing ran at 76-77C after just 5 mins. That can't be normal? I used the included thermal paste, and applied a dot with a 4-5 mm diameter, so I didn't use too much. I'm not using the low noise adapter. Actually, the fans ramped up to the point where it was much more noisy than my H80, which I always ran at the lowest speed.
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Originally Posted by DEW21689 View Post

I don't know if it was mentioned or not already and I didn't read the entire thread, but I figured I'd throw in my $.02

If the performance of your current CPU does everything you need it to then unless you care about lower temps/power consumption there really isn't much point.

It was starting to bottleneck in certain cpu-intensive games, so I just upgraded today.
Edited by Sehnsucht - 7/16/14 at 7:40am
post #65 of 85
When i had my i7 920 the 21x multi was Turbo only, so to overclock with all cores with 21x Multi you had to have Turbo enabled. Same thing for the newer chips. But of course if you overclock with multipliers within the stock range, then Turbo needs to be disabled for idle stability.

And yep you are right, the enthusiast platform is super overkill for gaming.
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On top of that you have the 15-25% architectural efficiency gain from Bloomfield to Haswell.

It's more than that. Sandy Bridge to Haswell alone is as much as ~20-25% for video encoding, but there was a big jump Bloomsfield to SB too
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I can tell you having come from a 920 to a 4930K myself, there is a very palpable difference even at stock clock. Once you take overclocking into account, there's really just no comparison.

Granted, the 930 is still a very viable cpu... but it's finally beginning to show its age.
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You wont notice a difference honestly for gaming the only reason to upgrade would be if you made a steal of a deal
    
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So guys; I read somewhere that you can still get dual channel (kinda) with 3 RAM sticks? Any truth to this? I hate having 4 gigs less.. If you've heard of it - Carmageddon Reincarnation (in early access) actually manages to eat up 3 gigs of vram and 12 gigs of system ram no problem. Lo and behold - the game got updated tonight. Just my luck.
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You wont notice a difference honestly for gaming the only reason to upgrade would be if you made a steal of a deal

I've noticed big differences in the games where my CPU bottlenecked; though one or two of them still don't max out the graphcs card.
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So guys; I read somewhere that you can still get dual channel (kinda) with 3 RAM sticks? Any truth to this? I hate having 4 gigs less.. If you've heard of it - Carmageddon Reincarnation (in early access) actually manages to eat up 3 gigs of vram and 12 gigs of system ram no problem. Lo and behold - the game got updated tonight. Just my luck.
I've noticed big differences in the games where my CPU bottlenecked; though one or two of them still don't max out the graphcs card.

forgot to mention that you wont notice it unless your bottlenecked lol
    
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