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Which i7 cpu is better

littlemamaof1 1,187 430 September 25, 2015 at 01:05 PM in Computers (4)
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What is the benefit of the i7 6700k over the i7 4790k? All the benchmarks look worse on the 6700k and it is more expensive... what gives?

Also would it be worth it to shell out the extra $$ for an i7 5820k? I think in general an i7 will be a huge improvement for me, but it seems like there is a huge difference is price and it does not always correspond to the benchmarks

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What is the benefit of the i7 6700k over the i7 4790k? All the benchmarks look worse on the 6700k and it is more expensive... what gives?

Also would it be worth it to shell out the extra $$ for an i7 5820k? I think in general an i7 will be a huge improvement for me, but it seems like there is a huge difference is price and it does not always correspond to the benchmarks
Just because a new generation of certain chips come out, does not make it better.

Simply go to the Intel site and you can compare all the specs and decide which is best for you.

Sometimes you can get a better chip to fit your application that may be a generation older, but can have better specs for less money. I typically never recommend getting the "latest and the greatest" because you will be paying a much higher premium .. so consider the cost vs benefits ratio for your own needs

I'm running this laptop with the 4900MQ processor, which I got around March or so of 2014. It has some guts and keeps up very well with anything I throw at it.

And always look at the L2 and L3 cache levels of a chip. That makes a huge difference in performance and ability to handle larger application loads.

Again, depending on your own needs, that is your main goal. It is typically always worth spending more on a CPU to get the right one, which can last you for many years to come. You may spend some extra $$ for it, but in the long run, it will pay for itself in time spent processing all the work.

Hope this helps. Smilie
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