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post #11 of 15
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Yes, I'm planning to upgrade, but probably not so soon. I can play games at 1440p and max them out, so when I'll get enough money I'll upgrade.

Maybe I'll wait for the new AMD CPUs, at least hoping that Intel would become cheaper.
Since I'm here, I have a doubt regarding the new Intel Skylake, it's a little bit off topic. Imagine I upgrade cou/mobo, if I buy a 6400 and OC it (now z170 mobo supports non-k cpu oc) would it reach a 6600k ocked in performance? Because there is a difference in price and if it is true, a 6400 could be a good choice, isn'it?
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Mattuz View Post

Yes, I'm planning to upgrade, but probably not so soon. I can play games at 1440p and max them out, so when I'll get enough money I'll upgrade.

Maybe I'll wait for the new AMD CPUs, at least hoping that Intel would become cheaper.
Since I'm here, I have a doubt regarding the new Intel Skylake, it's a little bit off topic. Imagine I upgrade cou/mobo, if I buy a 6400 and OC it (now z170 mobo supports non-k cpu oc) would it reach a 6600k ocked in performance? Because there is a difference in price and if it is true, a 6400 could be a good choice, isn'it?
I don't think bclk oc on skylake ended that well, there was a lot of hype but test showed a lot of side-effects, like unexpected system issues.
well,if you wanna keep things low cost I suggest Xeon E3-1231V3. It's $250 bucks, and it's a 4c/8t Haswell refresh, very similar to i7 4790 but $50 less expensive. It's got a locked multiplier so no oc tho, but I think it would be great match for 390 trix at 1440p, meaning it certainly wouldn't bottleneck it and you'd be able to keep the costs down. Just grab yourself a decent H97 board (even a B85 one will do), some 2133MHz RAM (dirt cheap now) and an entry level cooler (even tx3 evo would do, sth better than the stock cooler for sure) and you're set.
I own an i7 myself and I gotta say most new 2015 titles really spread the load nicely (did that sound sexual?) across all 8 logical threads. For example, in The Witcher 3 my 3570K was hovering between 70-90% on all 4 cores, but on 4790K it's 30-60% on all 8 threads. There are several more games with the same results. Of course there are exceptions too, but I personally can recommend i7 for gaming, HT is really relevant in some games.
Edited by Klocek001 - 1/29/16 at 6:01am
post #13 of 15
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I'll probably go for an i7, but not right know. At this very moment I think market is not so competitive, Intel has a sort of monopoly and I really can't understand the cost of their product. I know they are really good, but they are helloua expensive. 250-350$ for a cpu are too many if I think about times when high end cpus where 200-250$. I'll wait, hoping AMD does something, in the meanwhile my Phenom didn't betrayed me yet, and untill I will manage to max out almost eveything I'll keep it
post #14 of 15
IDK how you're maxing everything @1440p on 390/Phenom. I had 2500K @4900MHz and 290 1100/1600 and had to run high settings with some on medium to keep good fps.
$250 for a haswell refresh i7 basically is a steal nowadays.
post #15 of 15
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Well can be a steal but we are talking of a dead socket... 390 is way better than 290 on resolution higher than FullHD, only on The Witcher I had less than 50-60fps. Now I'm playing Arkham Knight and I'm stable with all maxed at 1440 with more than 50fps
Anyways we are ot, ty for the help man
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