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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-18-2019, 12:53 PM - Thread Starter
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Should I sell my 4790k rig and get 1700?

Hello guys.

I have a 3-4 years old pc. My main specs are as follows


Intel i7 4790k OC'ed to 4.7Ghz

MSI Z97 G45 Gaming

Crucial 16gb (8x2) 1600Mhz

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo

XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS XXX Edition 1386MHz OC+, 8GB GDDR5

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I can get the following specs for roughly 458$ (New from Newegg) and aim to OC the 1700 to 3.9Ghz to get a near performance to my current cpu in single core and try to get near 2700x in multi core for the very very cheap price.

ASRock Fatal1ty X470 Gaming K4 AM4 AMD Promontory X470 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel Z170 Platform / Intel X99 ...

AMD RYZEN 7 1700 8-Core 3.0 GHz (3.7 GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 65W YD1700BBAEBOX Desktop Processor

be quiet! PURE ROCK CPU Cooler - 150W TDP

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So the question: I can roughly sell my current parts for 350$-400$ max (not selling the GPU, I will keep it and pair it with new system if I got one). Is it really worth it to pay the extra $$$ and upgrade to 1700? is it better to sell now than later?? Is it better to upgrade for futureproof? Or my current rig is ok? The thing is, I kind of dont want to pay any premium even for ryzen 3XXX. I want price/performance that lets me play games 1080p and can push me a couple of years without upgrading for lots of $$$. So either I upgrade for this food deal or no upgrade. Thats why, the parts of 1700 is on a really good price and wanted to get your opinion.
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I had a 4790K and built a Ryzen 1700X rig and the gains are really only in adding multi-tasking ability with 2x as many cores. You won't see a whole lot of extra raw power from the upgrade.


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Quote: Originally Posted by Supernaturaal View Post
Hello guys.

I have a 3-4 years old pc. My main specs are as follows


Intel i7 4790k OC'ed to 4.7Ghz

MSI Z97 G45 Gaming

Crucial 16gb (8x2) 1600Mhz

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo

XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS XXX Edition 1386MHz OC+, 8GB GDDR5

...............

I can get the following specs for roughly 458$ (New from Newegg) and aim to OC the 1700 to 3.9Ghz to get a near performance to my current cpu in single core and try to get near 2700x in multi core for the very very cheap price.

ASRock Fatal1ty X470 Gaming K4 AM4 AMD Promontory X470 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel Z170 Platform / Intel X99 ...

AMD RYZEN 7 1700 8-Core 3.0 GHz (3.7 GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 65W YD1700BBAEBOX Desktop Processor

be quiet! PURE ROCK CPU Cooler - 150W TDP

................

So the question: I can roughly sell my current parts for 350$-400$ max (not selling the GPU, I will keep it and pair it with new system if I got one). Is it really worth it to pay the extra $$$ and upgrade to 1700? is it better to sell now than later?? Is it better to upgrade for futureproof? Or my current rig is ok? The thing is, I kind of dont want to pay any premium even for ryzen 3XXX. I want price/performance that lets me play games 1080p and can push me a couple of years without upgrading for lots of $$$. So either I upgrade for this food deal or no upgrade. Thats why, the parts of 1700 is on a really good price and wanted to get your opinion.
If you need the extra cores or just feel like playing with new hardware than go for it. If not you may not notice much difference. As more cores are being used by games it may be helpful, but as far as IPC it should be very similar between the two CPU's.

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I dont intend to use the 2 extra cores at all as in my knowledge. I will be using it for pure 1080p gaming on a 60hz monitor on the Rx 580 and surfing the web and watch videos, Thats pretty much my whole use.

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Are you only using your PC for gaming? If so don't upgrade, there are more games that run quicker on your 4790k than on a Ryzen system at 1080p due to latency of their CCX architecture compared to the ring bus. If you plan on using the other cores for professional task or VMs than get a 1700. You'd be better off just saving the money to buy a Navi GPU at launch than spending it on a processor that will most likely run slower on more titles. The IPC difference between your 4790k and the 1700 is only 3.3% which isn't noticeable in games like I mentioned earlier due to the CCX latency.

I'm going to be holding onto my 6700K until there is a least a 10%-15% IPC difference.

Best case scenario for Ryzen:

https://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/...mance_review/7

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-page...-review,7.html

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Quote: Originally Posted by Supernaturaal View Post
I dont intend to use the 2 extra cores at all as in my knowledge. I will be using it for pure 1080p gaming on a 60hz monitor on the Rx 580 and surfing the web and watch videos, Thats pretty much my whole use.

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Definitely do NOT upgrade. Save for something a bit more useful!
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Definitely do NOT upgrade. Save for something a bit more useful!
Thanks, that makes sense now.

But Lets say I am building a new 1440p system with 2060, would that specific deal be the best price/performance?

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Quote: Originally Posted by Supernaturaal View Post
Thanks, that makes sense now.

But Lets say I am building a new 1440p system with 2060, would that specific deal be the best price/performance?

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I would just pair a larger GPU with the current system. Then you can further save for a more substantial cpu upgrade later.

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You forgot to list what PSU you have and yes that matters
Otherwise buy a better CPU cooler and GPU and keep everything else

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Thanks, that makes sense now.

But Lets say I am building a new 1440p system with 2060, would that specific deal be the best price/performance?

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Since you are just gaming, this CPU upgrade really doesn't make sense. If you want to move up to 1440p, just get a better GPU. I have a GTX 1080 paired with my 4790k and it handles 1440p great.
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