Fastest Z97 Intel CPU?
It’s been a while since I built my last system and that means I’ve been away from all the tech info regarding everything to do with computers.
My system specs are pretty much as listed but this is a quick, basic rundown:
Win 7 64/Corsair 780T case/ MSI z97 MPower MAX AC/ 16GB RAM 8x2 (2400Mhz)/ Corsair 1000w PSU/i7 4790K CPU/ (Dev Cnyn)/ GTX 1070 8G/ and 7 SSD’s (6 internally mounted)
The system is liquid cooled with a 240mm radiator on top and a 140mm radiator in the front, all in the same cooling loop, (Swiftech Pump).
Here’s the thing; I’m an FSX flight-sim hobbyist (9+ years) with thousands wrapped up in high-res 3rd party add-ons. When I fly, I run my CPU at the fastest profile I’ve ever been able to get it to (and maintain stability for more than 15 minutes): 4.8GHz.
To save a little time for those not familiar with MS FSX, it’s an old program code and hits the CPU much harder than the GPU. Add high-resolution, 3rd party add-ons and you’ll have a ‘slide-show’ frame rate and about 5 minutes before the system crashes. Therefore, please take my word for it that a fast CPU is more critical than any other piece of hardware in the case, when it comes to this simulator.
I was never able to get the Devil’s Canyon 4790K to hold stability for more than 15 minutes if I overclocked beyond 4.8GHz. My MSI mobo is one of the best boards ever to hit the Z97 socket.
I don’t really want to give it up by upgrading mobo & CPU to the latest Intel sockets, (whatever that is right now), and of course the cost of a new mobo on top of a new CPU would need to be considered.
I’m trying to find out what the experienced, knowledgeable, people in Overclock.net know about the best, fastest (before and/or after overclocking), Intel Z97 CPU may be.
So that’s it, I want to get some experienced opinions regarding the question of the fastest Z97, Intel CPU. At the end of the day, it’s not important how much I can OC the CPU from its stock speed, as it is so much the potential top speed I can get from it.
Anyone out there think they can point me in the right direction?
PS: I know I can start reading each article ever written about these CPUs but I have a very small amount of time to give to this search, so I thought the best thing to do was go straight to the people at Overclock.net.
Intel i7-4790K Devil's Canyon
MSI Z97 MPower MAX AC
G-Skill Ripjaws 2400Mhz
Crucial MX200 500GB SSD
Samsung 840 Evo Pro 500GB SSD System Drive
Crucial MX100 512GB SSD
Plexor M5 Pro 256GB SSD internal SSD
Seagate Momentus XT ST1000DX001-1NS162 7200RPM Hybrid SSHD
ASUS X24 DVD
Xigmatek Accessor Ultimate Card Reader
Swiftech H220, (4) 120mm fans (forgot the brand of the fans) push/pull config)
(7) – 120mm case fans (I forgot the brand name of the fans but the blades are removable for cleaning)
(1) – 140mm Corsair rear case exhaust fan
Swiftech MCR120 XP all-copper 120mm Radiator w/120mm fans in Push/Pull config
Corsair Graphite 780T
Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
ACER 28" 4K Monitor
Steel Series Gaming Pad
Xear by CMedia 5.1 external USB sound card
Logitech Z5300 5.1 speaker system
Thrustmaster Warthog Flight SIm control system
Saitek Pro Flight x 2 Throttle Quads
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