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Posted 05 January 2016 - 10:41 PM

Hey guys, I was wondering what specs of a processor makes the most difference in gaming ?

 

Also, Im running a i3-4130 atm. If I change it to a i5-4690k will it make a huge difference ?



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 05:08 AM

An i3 is more used for writing documents, surfing the web - nothing taxing on the system.  The i5 is more of a stepping stone for programs that require more computing, i.e., HD movies, 3D games, some 3D art programs.

 

The i7 is for the end user.  3D gaming, CAD, video/music editing, etc..

 

In my opinion the typical user (people who watch netflix, write documents, surf the web) should have an i5, and everyone else have the i7.  The reason being is that the rate technology is evolving the i3 will become history and require you to get an i5-i7 eventually anyway.

 

Just my two cents though.



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 02:19 PM

W

 

An i3 is more used for writing documents, surfing the web - nothing taxing on the system.  The i5 is more of a stepping stone for programs that require more computing, i.e., HD movies, 3D games, some 3D art programs.

 

The i7 is for the end user.  3D gaming, CAD, video/music editing, etc..

 

In my opinion the typical user (people who watch netflix, write documents, surf the web) should have an i5, and everyone else have the i7.  The reason being is that the rate technology is evolving the i3 will become history and require you to get an i5-i7 eventually anyway.

 

Just my two cents though.

 

 

Well one can still game on a core i3, depends on how old the setup is.

And one can game on any modern processor really, its the onboard graphics card that can make or break things and how low end your machine is.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 06:09 PM

W

 

An i3 is more used for writing documents, surfing the web - nothing taxing on the system.  The i5 is more of a stepping stone for programs that require more computing, i.e., HD movies, 3D games, some 3D art programs.

 

The i7 is for the end user.  3D gaming, CAD, video/music editing, etc..

 

In my opinion the typical user (people who watch netflix, write documents, surf the web) should have an i5, and everyone else have the i7.  The reason being is that the rate technology is evolving the i3 will become history and require you to get an i5-i7 eventually anyway.

 

Just my two cents though.

 

 

Well one can still game on a core i3, depends on how old the setup is.

And one can game on any modern processor really, its the onboard graphics card that can make or break things and how low end your machine is.

Im running a GTX 750 2gb and a Intel i3-4130 3.4ghz. Im playing TERA online atm and I feel like what's making me get low fps is my processor cuz my GPU is perfectly fine. Would an i5-4690k do the trick ?



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 07:22 PM

Well the other part is you have to consider your socket and what its compatible with.

Also if you have a non overclocking motherboard something with a k SKU is wasted money


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 10:02 PM

Well the other part is you have to consider your socket and what its compatible with.

Also if you have a non overclocking motherboard something with a k SKU is wasted money

I have a log h81h3-m4, can that overclock ? Is it a good motherboard ?



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 11:05 PM

No, it cant overclock.

It is a decent motherboard though.

with the socket type you have and with no overclocking you might as well get the same processor I have, the core i5 4460.

I can game just fine on it even with just using onboard GPU, but accrording to this my processor and yours score about equal:

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-4460-vs-Intel-Core-i3-4130


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Posted 07 January 2016 - 08:27 PM

No, it cant overclock.

It is a decent motherboard though.

with the socket type you have and with no overclocking you might as well get the same processor I have, the core i5 4460.

I can game just fine on it even with just using onboard GPU, but accrording to this my processor and yours score about equal:

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-4460-vs-Intel-Core-i3-4130

I see, thank you sir :)

Is the difference from a intel i3-4130 to a i5-4690k really big ?
cuz I wanna pump things up a little



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Posted 07 January 2016 - 10:13 PM

As has been stated above, the main difference between an Intel processor that has a "k" affixed to the end and one that has no "k" on the end is the unlocked multiplier. Make sure the i5 you pick up is the one that will fit your socket though - Intel switches sockets every year or two. I strongly recommend sticking with the i5-4460 that @MadmanRB suggested, rather than shelling out extra money on a "k" SKU whose overclocking capabilities you will not be able to use.
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Posted 08 January 2016 - 12:09 AM

 

No, it cant overclock.

It is a decent motherboard though.

with the socket type you have and with no overclocking you might as well get the same processor I have, the core i5 4460.

I can game just fine on it even with just using onboard GPU, but accrording to this my processor and yours score about equal:

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-4460-vs-Intel-Core-i3-4130

I see, thank you sir :)

Is the difference from a intel i3-4130 to a i5-4690k really big ?
cuz I wanna pump things up a little

 

 

 

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-4690K-vs-Intel-Core-i3-4150

 

Again dont bother with the k sku, your motherboard doesnt support overclocking


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 05:15 PM

 

 

No, it cant overclock.

It is a decent motherboard though.

with the socket type you have and with no overclocking you might as well get the same processor I have, the core i5 4460.

I can game just fine on it even with just using onboard GPU, but accrording to this my processor and yours score about equal:

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-4460-vs-Intel-Core-i3-4130

I see, thank you sir :)

Is the difference from a intel i3-4130 to a i5-4690k really big ?
cuz I wanna pump things up a little

 

 

 

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-4690K-vs-Intel-Core-i3-4150

 

Again dont bother with the k sku, your motherboard doesnt support overclocking

 

but im willing to change my motherboard too



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Posted 08 January 2016 - 06:26 PM

If you're willing to change motherboard, you should consider the latest architecture (skylake?). 4690K is a Haswell SKU if I remember correctly.
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Posted 13 January 2016 - 07:49 PM

Skylake has issues though

 

 
 
 
Might be wise to stay haswell refresh for now

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 12:59 PM

Skylake has issues though


Intel admits to Skylake bug that freezes Windows and Linux systems

https://communities.intel.com/mobile/mobile-access.jspa#jive-content?content=/api/core/v3/contents/524553

The search for huge prime numbers may have revealed a fatal Skylake bug

Might be wise to stay haswell refresh for now

I would not base your decision on this. The bug occurs when the system is trying to "discover Mersenne prime numbers with at least 100,000,000 decimal digits." That is not something that will affect a normal user. Plus, this will be fixed in BIOS updates.

I have a Skylake i7 and it's great. That said, it might not be the best value - Haswell is significantly cheaper and still a very good line of processors, so it should keep up with whatever video card you are using.




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