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Intel is getting boring, small improvements, cmon AMD, we need you, step it up.
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I'm confused with all these -lake revisions. I'm currently on 4790K,which can't overclock for nothing. I'm looking to ugrade it, and stock vs stock +30% would be good enough. Is intel rolling out anything in 2017 that could stop me from getting kaby lake 7700K this year or is just a long wait for coffee lake with increased core count ?
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I'm confused with all these -lake revisions. I'm currently on 4790K,which can't overclock for nothing. I'm looking to ugrade it, and stock vs stock +30% would be good enough. Is intel rolling out anything in 2017 that could stop me from getting kaby lake 7700K this year or is just a long wait for coffee lake with increased core count ?

4790k cant OC for nothing huh.  /facepalm

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4790k cant OC for nothing huh.  /facepalm

some cant
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some cant

haswell take a lot of power for some reason, even more than ivy
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Because everything on the face of the planet requires a full quad core processor... right? rolleyes.gif

no it's slightly frustrating as intel have in the past used i3, i5 and i7 to indicate dual, quad and quad with hyperthreading. now they are using the name so people can jerk off over their naming even though it's not true to the old system.
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As you get to Haswell, where it probably opens up to 30 to 35 percent, or Ivy Bridge and even Sandy Bridge, then yes, an upgrade would be a game-changer.
Funny how we have been trained to believe that now 30-35% more performance is a game changer in CPUs. I don't feel that CPU upgrade makes sense unless its atleast 70-80% faster. 30-35% will hardly be noticeable in day to day usage and only a little bit in cpu intensive tasks.
    
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Smooth playback... well most content is in 720p/1080p H264 8bit and that stuff can be played just fine on laptops for over a decade. But sure in 10 years the H265 10bit may be more used, just not right now lol

Mohit: yeah, it is not worth upgrading unless you need the speed or features. Otherwise even +100% speed can be unnoticeable. Most recent CPUs are fast enough for many daily tasks, it's just crunching the numbers when working with graphics mostly that can put a strain on it but then there are GPUs and developers should accelerate those features on GPUs.
The biggest difference for upgrade usually is HDD to SSD and having enough RAM.
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My fingers are itching to build a new system, so I will most likely end up buying a Kaby Lake CPU.
Then I will also be able to use the Sony 4K Streaming service and throw into from PC to TV.
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4790k cant OC for nothing huh.  /facepalm
Some i7-4790K were practically not overclockable. 100 MHz OC, at least without delid. But delid isn't guaranteed to work.
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