DjPush, on 22 November 2014 - 01:58 PM, said:
So a few weeks ago my motherboard got cooked. I suspect by my own doing. Maybe not. My liquid cooled FX 8320 @ 4.6GHz gave my Asus motherboard a run for it's money. Whatever the reason, the board is now 2 weeks in the RMA process with no repair in sight. Oh well! I'm not waiting! I just purchased an i7 4790k with an Asrock Extreme 6 motherboard and I'm curious how it will perform in MWO.
Is anyone currently using this chip? How do you like it? My 8320 use to drop fps like crazy orstutter in heavy combat. Do Intel chips have that problem in this game?
I Use the Asrock Extreme6 Board + i7 4770k (what is an i7 4790k beside of the better thermal interface between die and IHS and a little bit upgraded VRM on the chip itself) Got mi i7 4770k for a good price, otherwise i would have run an i7 4790k. The Haswell Refresh is a bit better.
Since you use Photo/Video Editing the the virtual Cores via HT will help. So to speakt the i7 is a good shot. I don't think sticking with an i5 4690k oc to 4,5GHz+ will be a good advice for a while to upgrade on a big Broadwell. Get the i7 4790k right away and the difference to the lead chip Broadwell/Skylake will be maybee 10%. This is nothing to get a midrange CPU now and w8 for the top-cpu later.
You will see Motherboard+CPU wise a good upgrade to an FX-CPU. 4 Years in development and a stronger calculating power per core is very good for MWO.
A hint: If you upgrade decide between the Asrock Extreme6 oder the Gigabyte Gaming 5. Those two boards are price-value-champions.
AZA311, on 22 November 2014 - 08:35 PM, said:
But if you get the i5 4690k, you would need a decent AIO cooler which is over 100$ anyways to overclock to i7 levels (4,4) which is what most will do for gaming right?
AiO-.cooler sucks. Get a full H2O or a premium Air-cooler. Since surface on an average AiO is pretty much the same like on a good air coller (Noctua NH-D15
, be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 (BK019)
, Prolimatech Genesis
+2/3 additional coolers) the cooling results are nearly equal or better with an air cooler. The only AiO (which is modular) is a H220 Swiftech i would suggest, if the wish is an AiO. The backdraw of AiOs are their loud coolers, you need to change those, to get equal noise. In the End get a good air-cooler or a full H2O. Btw with a good cooler+good board with a good vrm an i5/i7 is pretty good ocable. 4,5Ghz are in 99% achiveable. Up to quality of the cpu 4,8Ghz are doable. - IF you buy the i7 4790k you may don't even need to oc. The 4,4GHz single core performance is good at itself, so overclocking it to maybee 4,8Ghz won't bring you that much of a better performance.
Edited by Kuritaclan, 23 November 2014 - 03:20 AM.