4790k v 7700k

4790k v 7700k

Thread started by wAde on Wednesday, 6:45pm September 13th with 13 replies. Views: 1,409

wAde

429 posts

6:45pm Sep 13th 17

Basically cba building a new system cause I only recently bought new ram for my mobo and I'm running a 4th Gen i5. So was thinking about dropping the 4790k into the system but some people have been telling me it's a waste of money because the 7700k is cheaper. But for me to get the 7700k I will need to buy new ram and a mobo and I couldn't be bothered to build a new system up.

Current Spec
I5 4460
1060 6Gb
16GB Ram

Sooo opinions?

sharyn

176 posts

6:49pm Sep 13th 17

Hi
Difference between 4790k and 7700k is only few % and not worth buying new MBO and new RAM

lennzy

411 posts

6:51pm Sep 13th 17

go for the 7700K. You can use it for like 3-4 years when overclocked. Im gonna replace my 6700 (NON K) with the 7700k and overclock it. Should be stable for all new games for the next years.

REK2 / Ryan

15 posts

6:55pm Sep 13th 17

:o

kebit

179 posts

6:55pm Sep 13th 17

Instead of your CPU, upgrade your graphics card.

I7 3770k , GTX1080

masonn-

1,475 posts

6:58pm Sep 13th 17 and edited 7:12pm Sep 13th 17

I believe there is nothing wrong with the 1060 6gb ?

lennzy

411 posts

7:29pm Sep 13th 17

But the real question is, what are u using it for? gaming only? 3D editing? productivity?

wAde

429 posts

7:52pm Sep 13th 17

PUBG and waiting for the release of Battelion.

lennzy

411 posts

8:04pm Sep 13th 17


PUBG and waiting for the release of Battelion.

Quote from wAde on the 13th of September 2017


well then, stick to buying the 7700K. Your GPU is good for another year plus the processor will give it some extra juice. A new GPU is A LOT more expensive anyway. 7700K costs 300 euros here in Sweden, I bought a GTX 1080 yesterday for almost 600 euros because my processor is good for another half a year or two.

So buy a new cpu and wait for the newer generation of graphics cards which will come out in a bout a year.

wAde

429 posts

8:08pm Sep 13th 17

Means I'll have to upgrade the motherboard and Ram also

lennzy

411 posts

8:13pm Sep 13th 17


Means I'll have to upgrade the motherboard and Ram also :(

Quote from wAde on the 13th of September 2017

well its up to you pretty much. Go after your budget. If you can afford around 1000 euros for a new mobo, ram and CPU then go for it. You have an ok PC now.

go for the 4790k if you dont want to change anything else. It all depends on your budget.

kebit

179 posts

11:09pm Sep 13th 17


I believe there is nothing wrong with the 1060 6gb ?

Quote from masonn on the 13th of September 2017

If you want to get tons of FPS in various FPS games, first you have to upg your GPU , then your CPU, and the rest of it of your PC.

Mostly the games using 2-4 cores and with an older i7 "K" proc you still rock the shit out from the high-end cards.

My 3770k still not bottleneck my GTX1080. And I don't even OC'd, meanwhile I could easily boost up to 4,6ghz without sticking my nose deeply to the bios settings.


I am talking about gaming, tho if you using editing softwares or w/e which needs a better CPU then upg your CPU.

kapteeni molo

261 posts

6:10am Sep 14th 17

Save your moneys for later and get the 4790k. Dont buy it brand new tho, no point. Used ones work the same. If youre happy with your mobo and whatnot and dont really need the newer gen tech you should not buy a new mobo just for the cpu if you can still upgrade your old one. Ive got a 4790k and works nicely paired with a 1080.

kebit

179 posts

9:00am Sep 14th 17

I totally agree with niskala. Stick to your old setup, and instead of a new 7700K, invest your money into a new GTX1080.



Check this bench.

Ofc, in the cpu oriented games gonna profit much more from your 7700K, but as you can see, there is only a minor diff, tho do a little dig on the net, and find a bench with a lower videocard.

The diff gonna be much more big then what you expect.