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To Skylake or not to Skylake? That is the question.

gonepostl 4,107 338 October 22, 2015 at 12:37 PM
I get a free refund on my i7-4770k processor, but I don't want to drive 50+ miles to return it. It still works fine, overheats a lot, but doable. What kind of benefits does skylake provide? So far I've read about encoding and extra pci-e lanes. So what!? What does skylake mean to a gamer? From what I've read nothing.

What are the benefits?

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Skylake uses a different socket, so a different motherboard would be required.
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M.2 Socket is the main thing if you are interested in future upgrade to faster version of SSD. Allow bootable M.2 Socket.

It uses less power, 10% faster processing power, USB 3.1 Type C and Type A, and some other stuff.

The question is how long would you expect to use the desktop. If 6+ years, then change it. If 6 or less years, then dont.
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I thought I'd never say this, but with the utilization of all physical cores under direct-x 12.............I might have to switch to amd after this bullcrap! I think I'm gonna.......oh gawd........here it comes!!!vomitvomitvomit
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Wait, what? Why would anyone switch to AMD for CPU for reasons other than cost?
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What are you doing with the 4770k that causes it to overheat? EEK! What are you using for cooling?
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What are you doing with the 4770k that causes it to overheat? EEK! What are you using for cooling?
The 4770K was Intel trying to push Haswell as far as it would go at the time. It has something of a reputation for heat issues, to the extent that it can't even be cooled by the stock heat sink it ships with. I have one, and while it's fine with an aftermarket heat sink, I could easily see a bad one just outright burning up.
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The 4770K was Intel trying to push Haswell as far as it would go at the time. It has something of a reputation for heat issues, to the extent that it can't even be cooled by the stock heat sink it ships with. I have one, and while it's fine with an aftermarket heat sink, I could easily see a bad one just outright burning up.
The stock heat sink obviously wasn't designed with serious overclockers in mind. It works fine for the majority of tasks but if you want to push the CPU at 100% for hours on end, the stocker just isn't going to cut it. A $25 Hyper 212 EVO heatsink seems to be a far more sensible solution than dropping hundreds of dollars on a new motherboard and CPU. EEK!

BTW, it's damn near impossible to "burn up" any modern Intel CPU. They have internal circuitry that automagically drops the clock speed when it detects impending doom, which drops the temp very quickly.

If you really want to get hard core with the 4770k then a de-lid and application of a good heatsink compound inside the chip makes a huge difference. Intel definitely dropped the ball there. Frown
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from reviews it does not make much of a difference

you also have to buy more expensive memory

some one did the maths and said you had to pay extra $400 to upgrade to skylark
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Quote from xxtanisxx View Post :
M.2 Socket is the main thing if you are interested in future upgrade to faster version of SSD. Allow bootable M.2 Socket.

It uses less power, 10% faster processing power, USB 3.1 Type C and Type A, and some other stuff.

The question is how long would you expect to use the desktop. If 6+ years, then change it. If 6 or less years, then dont.
This! Most of your benefits are going to come with the bundled freatures ont eh mobo side.
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