Pretty much my experience, although I came from a 4690k at 4.6Ghz, the improvement was still pretty stark. 8 threads versus 4 is the difference.I just wanted to say, I had a i5 4590 @3.7GHz and just bought an i7 4790k (I didn't want nor had the money to upgrade all the mobo to a new generation.) The improvement is HUGE!! In Battlefield 4 my CPU was under 100% load, the maximum I got was about 100FPS, not good enough with a 144Hz monitor. Now with the 4790K at @4.2GHz I get 200+FPS and the cpu doesn't even reach 60%. Aligned with a GTX1070 FTW. If the games/apps that you use are very CPU demanding, the jump in performance will be insane.
Just a hint: The i7 4790k gets REAL hot. My older CPU with Arctic Cooler i11 never passed 60ºC. The i7 gets very easy to 85ºC. I just bought a water cooler Corsair H45, it arrives tomorrow, I'll install and later tell you the diference.
I think that now I can hold 2+ year with my setup.
Wow, full tower with 9 fans?!?! The airflow must be insane!!Pretty much my experience, although I came from a 4690k at 4.6Ghz, the improvement was still pretty stark. 8 threads versus 4 is the difference.
I too had the i5 running at 100% on all 4 threads but during BF5 not BF4. The i7 now runs between 65-90% at stock speed on all 8 threads, it's actually cooler than the i5, reaches 65c during BF5 whereas the 4690k reached around 70-72c. I do have a large Phanteks air cooler and a full tower case with 9 fans though, maybe that's why. This in combination with a 2080 and adaptive sync 1440p monitor, I reckon like you I'm good for another year or two easily with this setup.
That water cooler will tame it, mid 60's to 70c I'd say.
To the OP, if the price is good but only if the price is good, it's a decent enough drop in upgrade.
Those temps are great now, you've done a good job there! I like keeping electronics cool, I do believe it makes them perform better and last longer.Wow, full tower with 9 fans?!?! The airflow must be insane!!
Yup, pretty much spot on! My temps now stay about 55-59C, testing Far Cry 5 for about an hour, the maximum it got was to 62C for about 10 seconds, then it dropped to 55-59C again.
My case is very old, it didn't had any fan, just an opened side. Now I just installed the watercooler pushing air from the outside into the case. And installed a top fan to pull the hot air for the case. I'm very happy with this watercooler, it's a little bit noisy, but as I always use headset, it isn't a problem at all...
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