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bystander36

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If you see Fallout 4 then a 6700k is already 30-40% faster than a 4790k. And there are other situations where a 6700k is 10-15% faster than a 4790k.

By 2017 a 6700k will be on an average 15-25% faster than a 4790k in modern 2016 end games. Most likely.

And a 6700k is already 40-60% faster than a 2500k. So the bare minimum to play modern games is 3770k or 4690k. And a 6700k does help quite a bit.

You need not upgrade a 4790k today. But in max 1-2 years you'll feel you have outdated hardware.
Your numbers are way over exaggerated. Sure, in the worst part of a game, when you turn down your GPU settings, you could see up to 20% improvements, but most people do not lower their GPU settings low enough to be CPU bound the majority of the time, or even a little bit of the time.

And just because 1 game, which is shown to be pretty poorly optimized, shows a big improvement in the worst case situations, does not mean all games will show the same improvements over time.
 

Techhog

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With Intels 3-5% tick-tock increases. It would be 10 years before you see a 30% improvement compared to todays CPUs.


So I would say wait till 2025 before looking at upgrading the cpu.
That's assuming that core counts won't ever increase though.
 
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Thank You Very Much GUYS.

Yours recommend I upgrade my graphics card.

Now I am playing Star wars: battleFront With the highest settings also Crysis3 With R9 290X

In your opinions, how long can I play with high settings (VGA).

2: Wait to products Broadwell-E
 

Yuriman

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If you can already play the games you like at max settings, why spend money?
 

Sweepr

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#30
If you see Fallout 4 then a 6700k is already 30-40% faster than a 4790k. And there are other situations where a 6700k is 10-15% faster than a 4790k.

By 2017 a 6700k will be on an average 15-25% faster than a 4790k in modern 2016 end games. Most likely.

And a 6700k is already 40-60% faster than a 2500k. So the bare minimum to play modern games is 3770k or 4690k. And a 6700k does help quite a bit.

You need not upgrade a 4790k today. But in max 1-2 years you'll feel you have outdated hardware.
+1
Core i7 6700K is a great chip and outperforms Haswell like any Intel tock would outperform the previous generation. With that said, there's no need for Devil's Canyon owners to upgrade.
OP should keep his current system and wait for Broadwell-E and the 14nm dGPUs next year. Then upgrade his VGA first and if he still feels like he needs something better try to find a discounted Broadwell-E + MB combo, or wait till Skylake-E in 2017.
 


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