is my motherboard even worth throwing money at like a new cpu more ram.. cause of the bus speed etc n all the rest of the specs that im not fully understanding of.. its a old board slow board.. u throw semi fast components at it and it cant use the full potential of them?
That's how thing use to be. Pretty much anything that's multi core isn't motherboard bound for performance anymore.
In fact, you could go out right now and find the cheapest bottom-of-the-barrel 45$ LGA 1151 board, pair it with the 350$ i7-6700k, and you'd see no performance difference between it and a 300$+ motherboard. The reason for this is that most, if not all, clock and bus functions have been moved on-die to the CPU. Very little is motherboard bound anymore. The board you have still uses a north bridge, and was the last to do so for Intel, but everything was so standardized by then that it still doesn't matter.
Since we're on the topic of "things that don't matter anymore". RAM speed/timings also mean nothing nowadays outside of server farms, or dual/quad CPU render rig workstations that slam the CPUs at 100% constantly. With DDR2, RAM had gotten fast enough to not matter for general use/gaming anymore. Even standard video/image editing doesn't really benefit from fast RAM anymore unless you're using a CPU with 16+ threads.
i want to play like the new battlefield cod gta stuff like that on the tv..
Your current desktop can do that. You won't be playing them in 4k, but you can play them on there.
I think I'm required to add in that large TVs, and TVs in general, are "bad for gaming". The larger a TV is, the more latency it has. Meaning the time gap between you pressing forward, and your character actually moving on the screen, is much longer then that on a smaller screen. TVs also do a lot of processing to incoming video to improve the image quality. This also adds more latency, but most TV's have a "game" or "PC" mode that disables a lot of it for game/PC use.
Not to say that you can't game on it- it'll look really good in fact (I play on TVs a lot). Just don't expect to be able to play anything competitively on it that requires twitch action reflexes to be good at.
settings dont have to be maxed out im sure i could enjoy playing at medium settings in the game...so....hm
Here is a nice chart that shows how the GTX 1080 handles GTV in 4k.
With lower settings you might be able to get it to run at 60FPS at 4k. GTAV is optimized weirdly though. It's inefficient with how it handles CPU tasks. Meaning if you pull up a CPU and GPU monitor, both will read at about 80% load even with a uncapped frame rate when everything should be reading 100%. It does a poor job "boxing up the code" for the, lets say, "dispatcher" that sends work out to all the cores. So this "dispatcher" gets overwhelmed from all the poorly boxed code and can't hand it out fast enough for the cores to do the work. Newer CPUs from Intel have better "dispatchers" and will get slightly higher frame rates, but that's why you see such low results on the chart there, and why even when you adjust the settings down you'll still get the same low frame rate.
It's easier to see what I mean with a video-
It's bench marking GTAV with a i7-870 (a much higher clocked version of what you have now), and two much newer CPUs. If you watch, GTAV never 100% utilizes anything. More importantly, the whole video shows that the newer CPUs, such as the i5 you listed, don't really perform any better in games now then they did back in 2009. You don't need whole brand new computer to run current games. You just need a new graphics card for handling 4k, and maybe a stronger used CPU (the one I listed) off ebay for cheap. Infact the CPU I listed is stronger then the i5-6600k you picked out x3
Oh boy....that is a wall of text.
Edited by SEANIA, 02 December 2016 - 02:29 PM.