Question Intel 4790K vs FX 8350 (200$) - upgrade?

Malakian89

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Hi, I have a question for you component guru's.

I just saw a deal for a Intel I7-4790K with a MSI Z97 Gaming 3 motherboard for 200$.

I currently have a AMD FX 8350 with a MSI 990FXA-GD80, I had for, oh, close to 6-7 years now I think. Its always been up to the tasks I put it trough, great CPU , but its getting a bit dated.

Anywho, you think its worth switching to the 4790K for 200$ or should I wait for a deal on a newer generation? (I'm not unfamiliar with OC)

Thanks!
 
I7 is pretty dated tho like almost 5-6 years and yet still they are overpriced.
I would personally wait, since the FX can still roll games at decent framerate (eg 40-60fps max 1080P).

Im still at 1150 socket due I had deals like, 30$ Asus maximus hero (Broken then repaired) and i5-4570 (Xeon E3-1225v3) deal for around 70$ (last year), which is pretty good here tho.

Im opting next year for Ryzen 3rd gen or older i7-6th or 7th gen.
 

Malakian89

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I7 is pretty dated tho like almost 5-6 years and yet still they are overpriced.
I would personally wait, since the FX can still roll games at decent framerate (eg 40-60fps max 1080P).

Im still at 1150 socket due I had deals like, 30$ Asus maximus hero (Broken then repaired) and i5-4570 (Xeon E3-1225v3) deal for around 70$ (last year), which is pretty good here tho.

Im opting next year for Ryzen 3rd gen or older i7-6th or 7th gen.
Thanks for the input. I did some more searching and found a Ryzen 2700x for 180$ without motherboard, much more recent and I think a better deal over all and I do love my AMD. Although the 4790K is still a decent upgrade, you are probably right, I will just want/have to upgrade again not too far down the road. The 2700x should probably hold me for another 4+ years, don't you think?

I do mainly just use the PC for gaming and surfing, but sometimes I design 3D models for my 3D printer in Fusion 360, and it would be nice with some more processing power.

Edit: Then I'd need DDR4 RAM too right? Its not compatible with DDR3?
 
Still i7-4th gen offers same single core perfomance as i7-8 and 7th gen at same or similar clock speed tho.
But issue is if you buy the Devils canyon future CPU's will offer better TDP and clock for clock IPC and also better overclocking.
 

Malakian89

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Maybe ill just wait and see what happens with the release. If rumors are correct, there should be a Ryzen 5 3600, which is speculated to go for about 200$, with equal performance to a 9700K when overclocked. Thats just insane for the price point. Or I'm just waay out of the game of PC building, been a while.
 

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