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Hello!


I've been thinking about upgrading my 2500k at 4.5 GHZ to a 4970k.

I'd have to upgrade my mobo too. But I'm not sure it's worth it.

I generally only play World of Warcraft and some other games. But I stream and I do watch movies etc while playing.

My PC occasionally crashes during boot too from the OC failing. Should I bother going to 4970k or wait for skylake?
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My wow FPS doubled when i went from a 2700k to a 5820k. I'm not sure if it was the cache or the instructions though. With my 780 Ti i'm getting 80-120FPS with shadows on at 1600P
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Originally Posted by Shiftstealth View Post

My wow FPS doubled when i went from a 2700k to a 5820k. I'm not sure if it was the cache or the instructions though. With my 780 Ti i'm getting 80-120FPS with shadows on at 1600P

What were you getting before?

I'm getting low drops in the like 25s with my 290.
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I generally only play World of Warcraft and some other games.

A 2500k should be fine, is WoW not running well? A 4690k/4790k wouldn't be much faster.

FYI any decent recording/streaming program will use your GPU's video encoder. Streaming doesn't hit the CPU hard anymore. And unless you're using SVP/MadVR, videos don't take much CPU either.


If the OC fails every once in awhile, you should add a tiny bit more voltage or reduce the OC by 100Mhz.
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i would wait for skylake...I to upgraded from a 2500k to a 4790k. I really dont notice any difference in real world usage. I did it out of boredom. But everyone knows any new hardware is shiny and awesome. So do what ya want...I would wait...but I wouldnt blame ya for going for Devils canyon. 2cents.gif
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Originally Posted by airhoodz View Post

What were you getting before?

I'm getting low drops in the like 25s with my 290.


I don't recall the fps i was getting previously with shadows. But it doubled my fps without shadows. Run MSI afterburner, and see if your GPU usage is at 100% or not. My 780Ti is at 100% usage in wow now.
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Originally Posted by Shiftstealth View Post

My wow FPS doubled when i went from a 2700k to a 5820k. I'm not sure if it was the cache or the instructions though. With my 780 Ti i'm getting 80-120FPS with shadows on at 1600P

??? I thought wow was single threaded?

Were you recording too?
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??? I thought wow was single threaded?

We're you recording too?

I was not recording. And i believe it is strongly single threaded. That is why i stated that i don't know if it is the CPU cache, or the newer instructions.
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post #9 of 39
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??? I thought wow was single threaded?

Were you recording too?

WoW will use up to 8 threads if i remember correctly.

*edit*
World of Warcraft can utilize up to three cores. The app thread and audio thread on typically on the same core, and the other two cores are typically OpenGL threads. WoW typically uses two cores under most circumstances, so upgrading your CPUs to quade core won't do you any good. What would do you good is upgrading to faster CPU clock speeds, as all of WoW's physics calculations are CPU bound

Nm there ya go...from a WoW Dev from the forums.
Edited by phenom01 - 1/12/15 at 5:38pm
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WoW will use up to 8 threads if i remember correctly.

I watch my CPU threads on my second monitor. I don't see it using 8 threads. I believe it uses 2. They managed to code the audio off to another thread.
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