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Originally Posted by PooPipeBoy View Post

Come on. Really? Probably because the Core i7 setup costs hundreds of dollars more.

Even stock skylake i5 vs OC skylake i5 shows large performance differences. 2133 vs 3000 RAM shows notable changes with almost no price gap.

It's not about the cost - but even if it were, you have multiple people here stating that there is no significant difference regardless. That is wrong.
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Cyro999 View Post

Even stock skylake i5 vs OC skylake i5 shows large performance differences. 2133 vs 3000 RAM shows notable changes with almost no price gap.

It's not about the cost - but even if it were, you have multiple people here stating that there is no significant difference regardless. That is wrong.

Nobody said anything about RAM anywhere here though, IPC didn't change much and comparing an i5 vs i7 is odd because nobody said a stronger CPU wouldn't be faster either?

The point of "if you have more cores and higher clock speeds there's a difference between CPU" is kinda obvious, but the guy said the CPU was slow because of Architecture/generation which is wrong. IPC differance between Haswell and Skylake is very small and only in certain situations (I.e 140hz+) is the RAM speed allowing for some slightly improved fps going to matter and matters even less at larger resolutions and sub 60fps.

You're arguing a slightly obvious point nobody brought up or contested tbh doesn't change the small IPC differance or the fact that 90% of the time OP won't know the difference at a 60fps 1080p target (making assumptions on budget CPU and common resolution) and only in situations that are CPU heavy and not because of CPU age but clock speeds/core count of RAM and CPU
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post #13 of 18
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Some games will run at high FPS all of the time with a 4670, others will not. That's true for any CPU, though a better CPU means playing CPU heavier games at higher FPS.

The game/s that you're playing and the framerate that you're targetting are much more relevant than the graphics card model for figuring this stuff out.

Very much this!

Two of the most played games on Steam are on almost all systems CPU bound: CS:GO and Dota2.

So the question you are asking is actually way too vage to answer.
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Very much this!

Two of the most played games on Steam are on almost all systems CPU bound: CS:GO and Dota2.

So the question you are asking is actually way too vage to answer.

It really would help to know what his benchmark game is I will definitely agree.

If he's playing CPU heavy games he'd benefit from a better CPU, if he's playing BioShock mostly not really xP

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post #15 of 18
You're arguing that CPU performanace doesn't matter when you're not limited by the CPU, which is obviously true. How much it matters when you are CPU limited is another issue
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post #16 of 18
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Wow, hadn't had a chance to check back on this until now. Thanks for your insight, guys! Very much appreciated.

Looks like the upgrade should be ok then and no real bottlenecks. Certainly not at 1080p? smile.gif
post #17 of 18
Yes your fine. Most of us are still on Haswell price and no issues at all. There may be a small dip in performance but not something noticeable and surely not enough to justify buying a new processor.
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Cheers fellas!
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