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Windows 7: i7 4790k or i5 4690k?

11 Aug 2014   #1
thready

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
i7 4790k or i5 4690k?

I need to know which one to get. I easily have the money for the i7, although I don't want to spend unnecessarily, obviously.

My main usage is going to be gaming but I will also be doing RAM intensive applications such as multimedia editing (photo and video mostly).

I don't know if the extra 2 MB L3 cache of the i7 is important to me since I have done fine so far without ever taking the L3 cache into consideration, but I do like the 4 GHz vs the 3.5 GHz. But is that worth spending the extra $100 over? I don't think I need hyperthreading as my use with the editing is light and PC gaming doesn't really take advantage of it.

So I guess the only thing I would be spending the extra $100 on is 500 MHz more clock speed. Is that worth it in your opinion?


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11 Aug 2014   #2
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

If you edit stuff as a hobby, I'd say put the extra money somewhere else........if editing stuff makes you money.......well, time = money and the hyperthreading makes a huge difference in large, sequential jobs. The i5 is a monster CPU for most of us, and can easily be OC'd to 4+GHz without much effort. The main difference in those two chips is the hyperthreading. You need to make the decision on whether you need it or not. For gaming it won't help a bit, but you will see a difference rendering/editing audio files, pictures or videos though.
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12 Aug 2014   #3
thready

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

i5 it is then
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12 Aug 2014   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Both of those chips are sweet, and 4.0 out of the box with the i7

The i5 will do you just as good

http://wccftech.com/review/intel-cor...cessor-review/
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15 Aug 2014   #5
Ishraq

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thready View Post
I need to know which one to get. I easily have the money for the i7, although I don't want to spend unnecessarily, obviously.

My main usage is going to be gaming but I will also be doing RAM intensive applications such as multimedia editing (photo and video mostly).

I don't know if the extra 2 MB L3 cache of the i7 is important to me since I have done fine so far without ever taking the L3 cache into consideration, but I do like the 4 GHz vs the 3.5 GHz. But is that worth spending the extra $100 over? I don't think I need hyperthreading as my use with the editing is light and PC gaming doesn't really take advantage of it.

So I guess the only thing I would be spending the extra $100 on is 500 MHz more clock speed. Is that worth it in your opinion?
The i5 will serve your purpose just fine. The i7's difference is hyperthreading which is good for media editing, but only if it's hardcore. You should probably invest the rest in another GPU.

BTW 2MB L3 and 500MHz aren't only the differences, the hyperthreading and improved thermals are counted too.
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15 Aug 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have both and I love my i7 - especially for video editing. But for "office work" it makes no difference.
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