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A buddy of mine does not overclock and really hates tinkering but he is wondering if its worth upgrading from a 4460 to a 6600 skylake. the upgrade will obviously cost him around 360.00. CPU, Mobo + ram. He runs 1080p with a 970. What kind of performance increase would there be in the upgrade.

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Not worth it. Upgrade to next generation or i7.
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Not worth it. Upgrade to next generation or i7.

 

just wondering. what would be the % if he did upgrade of performance. Is this site accurate? says about 22% better

 

http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-6600-vs-Intel-Core-i5-4460/3514vs2310

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just wondering. what would be the % if he did upgrade of performance. Is this site accurate? says about 22% better

http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-6600-vs-Intel-Core-i5-4460/3514vs2310

That depends entirely on the software.
In single threaded loads, there will be between 10 and 20% performance increase.
In gaming, maybe no improvement at all, or maybe 5 fps tops in CPU limited multithreaded games.

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That depends entirely on the software.
In single threaded loads, there will be between 10 and 20% performance increase.
In gaming, maybe no improvement at all, or maybe 5 fps tops in CPU limited multithreaded games.

What does he usually do on the PC?

 

pure gaming thats about it. Lots of witcher 3. if what you say is correct 5 fps for 360.00 is just not worth it. 

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If he wants a performance bump he needs to upgrade the GPU, not CPU. What you're suggesting is nothing more than a sidgrade. That would be a 360 dollar sidgrade. What I would do is sell the 970 and put the $360 toward a gpu upgrade, there's your performance boost in gaming you will actually notice. If you have anything Sandy Bridge (2011) and upwards you're good on the CPU side.
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If he wants a performance bump he needs to upgrade the GPU, not CPU. What you're suggesting is nothing more than a sidgrade. That would be a 360 dollar sidgrade. What I would do is sell the 970 and put the $360 toward a gpu upgrade, there's your performance boost in gaming you will actually notice. If you have anything Sandy Bridge (2011) and upwards you're good on the CPU side.

 

understood and thanks guys. I will relay that message to him

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Does your friend have a motherboard that supports overclocking? If so, it would make a heck of a lot more sense to spend $360 on an upgrade to a 4790K than to switch to a whole new platform just to move up to a Skylake i5. You could gain a lot more than 22 percent just by switching to the 4790K and overclocking it, and then you could sell the 4460 and recoup some of the expenditure anyway.
     
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