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Intel i7 4770K v.s. i7 4790K

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Accept for the pricing, what are the differences between the processors when it comes to FSX. I would like to make FSX movies and have good FPS while online. Would I be better off with hard-core add-ons like PMDG and Carenado with a i7 4790K, or would a i9 4770K be good? I'm trying to save as much money as possible. But if it would be significant, then I wouldn't mind paying the difference.

 

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Accept for the pricing, what are the differences between the processors when it comes to FSX. I would like to make FSX movies and have good FPS while online. Would I be better off with hard-core add-ons like PMDG and Carenado with a i7 4790K, or would a i9 4770K be good? I'm trying to save as much money as possible. But if it would be significant, then I wouldn't mind paying the difference.

 

Thanks.

 

Stock frequency (3.5 vs 4.0GHz) and thermal interface.

If you overclock and want to save money, the I5 4690K is your best bet. 

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If I get an i5 4790K and overclock, would I still have to worry about low frames as big scenery airports?

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I have the 4790k running at stock speeds.

 

When at default Heathrow airport in stormy weather in the PMDG 737 NGX using DX10, my fps is rock solid at 30.

 

I have made a handful of modifications to the .cfg file and tweaked some settings with nVidia Inspector, but overall I am delighted with how it is performing! The GTX 780 in the background probably helps too though :)

 

Hope this helps.

 

Steve

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Update-

Today I went to a local computer shop and asked them questions, and I am set with an Asus z-97 motherboard, but they REALLY recommended me to upgrade my graphics card. *I currently have an NVidia 650* They said that it was the reason why I cant get good frames, but I know FSX better than them and it is my sh*tty processor. They did recommend that I look for an i5 processor, because apparently the only thing special with i7 is hyper threading.

 

Should I stick to my plan of I7 4770K, or is there an i5 that will have the same performance?

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Should I stick to my plan of I7 4770K, or is there an i5 that will have the same performance?

 

Get the 4770K ... apart from anything else its memory management is superior.  A mild overclock to 4.0- 4.2 will not cause temps to rise too much or bring on the need to adjust volts (whatever you do don't run hyper threading.) You will be very happy with its performance at stock however.  If,  in the future you decide to upgrade your graphics card go with a GTX970, nothing less.

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Perfect! I have my plan on what to get. Thanks.

 

I have to disagree with the i7 memory managing being superior. It's not. The guy at your computer store is right and the only thing about the I7 is HT. L3 cache (8 vs 6MB) is a non factor

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Is there an i5 processor that is good to provide high FPS in FSX *PMDG 737 @ scenery*? It seems like most people have i7 and are doing great. I mind as well follow the pack.

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Is there an i5 processor that is good to provide high FPS in FSX *PMDG 737 @ scenery*? It seems like most people have i7 and are doing great. I mind as well follow the pack.

I5 4690K

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I have to disagree with the i7 memory managing being superior. It's not. The guy at your computer store is right and the only thing about the I7 is HT. L3 cache (8 vs 6MB) is a non factor

Interesting about the cache. I went for an i7 partially because of the benefits for FSX from the guides that are out there.

 

Have you tried both types of CPU?

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Interesting about the cache. I went for an i7 partially because of the benefits for FSX from the guides that are out there.

 

Have you tried both types of CPU?

Not tried both, no. But benchmarks show it makes no difference. Check FSMark11

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Here's a compare between the 4770K and 4790K

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i7_4790K/1.html

 

I skimped on tech on my last system...  I won't next time... I'd probably get the 4790K if I were upgrading from any thing older than 3 years.  I also do photo editing (lots of Adobe stuff) and some video encoding.  And I use other games like Battlefield 4.

 

If you're only using FSX - yeah the 4690k is great.

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I am just beginning the process of educating myself, in preparation for building an FSX tuned PC.  I read this article today and wonder if those of you who actually know what your doing would care to comment?   Here's the link:  www.pcworld.com/article/2839376/build-a-hellacious-pc-with-intels-devils-canyon-and-amds-dual-gpu-graphics-monster.html

 

I like the devils canyon processor, but am not sure the dual GPU is any benefit to FSX.  In fact it might make it perform worse, if I'm understanding the info I've been seeing.

 

Thanks, my first post!

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I5 4690k is fine and only reason I got i7 4790k is it factory overclock at 4.0. If overclock 4.5 or less get the i5 for fsx.

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Mating a the NVIDIA 650 with a 4770k or 4790 will severely bottleneck your rig. Remember that the 2nd number is the more relevant when it comes to NVIDIA card specs. The 1st number denotes the generation of card and the 2nd indicates the performance class. Thus, a 580GTX would be superior to say, a 660ti. I would regard the 660ti or 760 as a bare minimum for running FSX with any Haswell, Ivy, or even an  older Sandy bridge chip. Regards

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