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what performance gains will i see if i overclock my i7 4770k from stock speed to 4.3 ghz ?

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my current build is listed below . I currently have my i7 4770k at stock clock speed is it worth overclocking it to 4.3ghz ? what kind of improvement will it make how much will it benefit gaming ?
    
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In gaming not that much apart from BF4 MP and other MMO's. You'd rather see a comparatively greater benefit if you were to OC your 780's. What kind of games do you play ? Do you run any productivity suites ??
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It'll raise your min fps which is what you want.
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You really need to OC that processor.
My i7-4770k was still bottlenecking my R9 290X @ 4.2Ghz!
After hitting the 4.3Ghz my 3DMark score didn't raise anymore by adjusting the CPU core speed.

Imagine how the i7-4770k will bottleneck your 2x GTX780!
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Originally Posted by koekwau5 View Post

You really need to OC that processor.
My i7-4770k was still bottlenecking my R9 290X @ 4.2Ghz!
After hitting the 4.3Ghz my 3DMark score didn't raise anymore by adjusting the CPU core speed.

Imagine how the i7-4770k will bottleneck your 2x GTX780!

Ummm....
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Ummm....

I was saying the same when I found out.

Score with i7-4770k @ stock = 9800 3DMark
Score with i7-4700k @ 4.3 = 10K.
Score with i7-4770K and VGA overclock: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2867988

You really need Sandy-E platform to keep up with 2 or more of these badboy graphics cards.
Never would've expected that cuz I though the i7-4770k would keep up at stock with just one R9 290X, but I was wrong.
Edited by koekwau5 - 4/13/14 at 5:27am
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my current build is listed below . I currently have my i7 4770k at stock clock speed is it worth overclocking it to 4.3ghz ? what kind of improvement will it make how much will it benefit gaming ?

Depends on what kind of a gamer you are.

I game at 30ish FPS capped. Clearly, I don't need to overclock my 4770k and I won't be needing to OC it for several years.

If you were the "120 FPS or I am lagging type" you'd have it already overclocked at 4.6 GHz and 1.4V Vcore.

So, if everything seems fine, it most likely is fine. Don't fix it if it ain't broken.

As for improvement, I don't think any improvement would be noticeable unless you game at 2560X1440 or above.
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Well, the reason you have the K processor is you wanna overclock. In games you benefit little OCing in terms of fps. In some extreme cases you can remove bottlenecks by OC cpu high, but I think i7 4770 manage all games good even paired with a high end gpu. Remember, go big or go home to (me) as we say smile.gif.

I ran my i5 3570k stock in bf3 multiplayer and then ran it at 4.9ghz, the fps were the same I can remember. Nowdays i play WOT, it only support a single core so I can imagine my 4.8ghz do give me a couple of extra fps..or not I dont wanna mess with the settings and find out frown.gif. I get bottlenecked though I think, cpu core 1 on 100% the rest on 5% or what ever windows use. And no cpu up to this point beat a 4.5-5ghz i5 (ivy or haswell) in single core performance. So yes there are more software limitations than your little i7 can handle.

Yes you need a hecaxore intel to not bottleneck two of these high end cards in games that support and take advantage of more cores. Still a i7 4770k will bottleneck those cards as much as a i7 hexacore in games that dont use more than 4 cores (pretty múch 97% of all games). In some mmo and mmorgs no matter how good system you have you will still get fps drops and horrible performance. WOT is one example as I mentioned above, it doesnt support more than 1 core and I dont even think it supports sli/cf, and there are many games like that having crappy game engines from ancient times, yet demanding alot to run at 100+ fps.

We got to differ between benchmark scores and real life gaming. I mean a stock i5 beats a i7 49xx in both single core and quad core apps and games because each core is stronger (I believe/hope). And please i7 owners do prove me wrong.
Edited by PachAz - 4/13/14 at 7:10pm
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