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i5-4690K or wait for Broadwell?


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#1 ajhakra

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 05:38 AM

I am planning on upgrading my CPU soon but i'm not sure whether i should wait for the new Broadwell CPUs(i5-5675C or i7-5775C) or got for an i5-4690K. What are the benefits of Broadwell and if I was to go with the 4690K, would it last me about 2-3 years?(in terms of keeping up with the latest games). My current CPU is the AMD FX-4100 ~4.2GHz and my GPU is the R9 280X(Sapphire Vapor-X OC).

 

Also if I was to go with the 4690K, would the MSI Z97 PC MATE be an OK motherboard to go with?

 

Any advice is appreciated.


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Posted 05 April 2015 - 12:04 PM



 

I am planning on upgrading my CPU soon but i'm not sure whether i should wait for the new Broadwell CPUs(i5-5675C or i7-5775C) or got for an i5-4690K. What are the benefits of Broadwell and if I was to go with the 4690K, would it last me about 2-3 years?(in terms of keeping up with the latest games). My current CPU is the AMD FX-4100 ~4.2GHz and my GPU is the R9 280X(Sapphire Vapor-X OC).

 

Also if I was to go with the 4690K, would the MSI Z97 PC MATE be an OK motherboard to go with?

 

Any advice is appreciated.

 

 

Ajhakra,

 

If I were you, don't wait for the new processors. Those will be way overpriced and may blow your budget.

 

I would pick this i7 processor and the appropriate motherboard and memory for your upgrade as shown below.

You can overclock this processor and the motherboard is compatible for overclocked Intel processors. 

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($279.99 @ Micro Center) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($121.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Total: $482.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-05 13:01 EDT-0400

Edited by Serpius, 05 April 2015 - 12:05 PM.


#3 jonuk76

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 12:19 PM

It appears to be little more than a die shrink with an upgraded integrated GPU.  Certainly not a "quantum leap".  I suspect the iGPU will be of little interest to gamers.  And as said, it'll probably have a price increase over current parts.  Beyond that, it's difficult to say anything meaningful as no examples are in the wild yet, AFAIK.  Main other advantage is lower power consumption.  This doesn't necessarily mean that it will overclock further.

 

What I would say is that Ivy Bridge was a similar incremental improvement on Sandy Bridge, as Broadwell is to Haswell.  Few people who owned a Sandy Bridge system were compelled to upgrade to an equivalent chip in the Ivy Bridge line, and in fact the difference between the several years old Sandy Bridge line and current Haswell's is fairly small. 

 

So in short, no I probably wouldn't normally put off buying because something new is around the corner if what is available now will do what you need it to do.  Something new is always around the corner...


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Posted 06 April 2015 - 05:33 AM

Intel does a "Tick tock" method of CPU design.  Every "Tick" represents a die shrinkage, every "Tock" is a new architecture.  Broadwell is a "Tick" and its successor, Skylake, is a "Tock." Skylake should be released around August.  If you want to wait, I'd wait for that chip, but keep in mind, Intel loves to change sockets so it may not work in current motherboards.


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Posted 06 April 2015 - 07:56 PM

Skylake won't. Pretty sure they revealed it will be a 1151 pin socket for non-server chips. Dunno about Skylake Xeon chip.

 

 

Also, I agree that it probably isn't worth waiting for Broadwell, but it might be worthwhile waiting for Skylake - whenever that is due to be released. nvmnd, you already have a 1150 motherboard


Edited by yu gnomi, 06 April 2015 - 08:00 PM.





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