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Question 4670k vs 4690

micke1987

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im pairing with a z87 mobo and a gtx1060 for a cheap gaming pc.

which would be the better cpu?

the 4690 has better performce out the box but will the overclocked 4670k be worth the extra money?

4670k is $78
4690 is $62
 

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No. No such thing as a 6790k, so pretty sure part of that is a typo, but could be a 6700k or 4790k I'm guessing. The second would be good, the first doesn't fit the platform. A Z87 mobo is lga1150, requires a lga1150 cpu. The 6th gen Intel is lga1151 (first gen), doesn't fit.

Same with the i7-2600k/2700k, those are 2nd Gen, lga1155 cpus. Not lga1150.
 
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I'd honestly recommend saving a little more until the i7 fits into the budget. Like stated above any of the 4c i5 are going to give you issues in a lot of games.

While the 4690k may be the better option, and may net playable results. Itll still struggle, be less than smooth and have possible stuttering issues.
 
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Can run either on a decent 550w psu all day long. The 1060 will run on a 450w, but if looking at OC, a 550w would be a better option.

Ran my i7-3770K @ 4.9GHz and gtx970 @ 124%OC for 6 years on Evga G2 550w, and it's still running a year later. No worries. Gtx970/980 same thing basically.

You'd need a 980ti + OC to consider a 650w. I don't recommend anything at 500/600w, they aren't that good quality mostly.

Depends on the card. The 1060-6Gb/980 go head to head, some games the 1060 does 5fps± better, some games the 980 does 5fps± better, so overall the same thing. I'd take a 980 over a 1060-3Gb if prices are equitable, or the 1060-3Gb if there's a decent price difference, but given the choice, it's moot with a 980/1060-6Gb, whichever is cheaper, or if one is used and other new etc.
 
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Can run either on a decent 550w psu all day long. The 1060 will run on a 450w, but if looking at OC, a 550w would be a better option.

Ran my i7-3770K @ 4.9GHz and gtx970 @ 124%OC for 6 years on Evga G2 550w, and it's still running a year later. No worries. Gtx970/980 same thing basically.

You'd need a 980ti + OC to consider a 650w. I don't recommend anything at 500/600w, they aren't that good quality mostly.

Depends on the card. The 1060-6Gb/980 go head to head, some games the 1060 does 5fps± better, some games the 980 does 5fps± better, so overall the same thing. I'd take a 980 over a 1060-3Gb if prices are equitable, or the 1060-3Gb if there's a decent price difference, but given the choice, it's moot with a 980/1060-6Gb, whichever is cheaper, or if one is used and other new etc.
Damn you are lucky with that 3770k :D I have the same cpu on gigabyte z77 motherboard, and cant get past 4.3. Even 4.3 is no for me so I set it at 4.2 cuz going from 4.2 to 4.3 not worth the heat and voltage increase for such a low gain. I guess I didnt won silicone lottery.

Tried every possible option in BIOS, nothing, and temp isn't an issue.
 

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