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Windows 7: 4 th or 6 Gen Intel Processor ?

07 Nov 2015   #1
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
4 th or 6 Gen Intel Processor ?

Hello,

Trying to decide on new desktop PC with W 10.
No gaming.
Just household use, internet and Photos, etc.

Think I would notice any difference if I order one with a 4 th generation Intel processor rather than
the newer 6 th generation ?

Other than speed, I imagine, any other meaningful differences ?

Thanks,
Bob


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07 Nov 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yes I posted some models here on your original thread
Customizing, And New Desktop PC ?

New operating system since you want to use it for a little while it would be nice if the hardware wasn't years older than the os
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07 Nov 2015   #3
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11 View Post
Hello,

Trying to decide on new desktop PC with W 10.
No gaming.
Just household use, internet and Photos, etc.

Think I would notice any difference if I order one with a 4 th generation Intel processor rather than
the newer 6 th generation ?

Other than speed, I imagine, any other meaningful differences ?

Thanks,
Bob
Those 2 generations would require different motherboards with a different socket.

Each of those generations has a bunch of different processors, so you aren't telling us much.

The newer socket boards would have some features not found on the earlier socket. The newer generation might run a little cooler and use less power.

The newer motherboard would require DDR4 RAM. The earlier one would use DDR3.

For ordinary use, it probably wouldn't matter unless you had some fairly unusual requirements that would benefit from the new features.

But---------I don't see any reason to go with the earlier generation unless you are getting some highly unusual price break or you can't find a new generation model that fits in your budget.

Provide more details with actual prices for the hardware you might actually buy for a better answer.
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07 Nov 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I would go with Skylake only because it`s newer and supports DDR4.
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07 Nov 2015   #5
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

It makes me absolutely nauseated what you Americans get for prices on this stuff. I'm so jealous.

This is what you pay for a 6700K:

Intel Core i7-6700K 8M Skylake Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1151 95W BX80662I76700K Desktop Processor Intel® HD Graphics 530 - Newegg.com

And this is what I pay in Canada for a 6700K:

Intel Core i7-6700K 8M Skylake Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1151 95W BX80662I76700K Desktop Processor Intel® HD Graphics 530 - Newegg.ca

We are so getting ripped off, even if you factor in the exchange rate difference.

On topic:

Buy a Skylake if you can afford it.
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07 Nov 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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07 Nov 2015   #7
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Hahahahahahaha


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08 Nov 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11 View Post
No gaming.
Just household use, internet and Photos, etc.
Don't need Skylake for those limited chores
Heck most can be done on a cell phone/ ipad/ cheapest version surface
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