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 Post subject: CPU recommendation
PostPosted: 28 May 2014, 03:31 

Joined: 23 May 2014, 23:05
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Hi guys!

Usual story: long time lurker, first time poster.

My mobo died recently, and so need to upgrade. Have been running an Intel 2500k for past 3 years.

I have a 3x30" dell eyefinity setup, running 6970x2 at the moment. Primary use of PC is playing, recording and streaming ARMA3, minecraft, dota, BF4 etc. I usually play single player on eyefinity, and multiplayer on single screen. At the moment I prefer gaming quality/FPS over video production, and so am happy sacrificing some video encoding speed for faster frames.

I'm keeping my crossfire 6970s for now, and will upgrade to AMD 390x or nvidia 880 series when they come out. I usually buy 1 GPU at launch, and then crossfire later on.

So my question is, with my eyefinity setup, would people here recommend going for the typical choice of 4770k, or for the 4820k. Would a 6 core CPU with the more PCI lines be of benefit at larger resolutions (I.e. 7680x1600) on crossfire, or is the 4770k still the better choice?

I'd love to hold out for the next intel gen in q4, but as I need a PC this week, unfortunately can't wait.

Thanks guys :)


 Post subject: Re: CPU recommendation
PostPosted: 07 Feb 2015, 13:21 
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Joined: 22 Oct 2008, 06:53
Posts: 55
Location: Germany, Huerth
To be honest, my next choice is the 4790k or equivalent.
With 5040x1050 resolution most 7970 or newer get along, but if you dont play gpu optimized games, you get trouble with weaker cpus. i.e. x-plane, where my overclocked [email protected] GHz is even weak.
On the other side the AMD FX9590 with 4,7 / 5,0 Turbo looks worth to thinkover.

1st: [email protected], MSI X58 Pro-e, 24 GB Tripplechannel 1333, TUL R9 280X and Powercolor 7970 @ Crossfire with 2x Samsung 226CW 1x Dell P2210 @ 5040x1050 and Iiyama 2250MTS @ 1920x1080, Bequit Darkpower P8 1200W, G13, G15, G35, Hotas Warthog, Saitek Rudder, Saitek Yoke, Obutto R3volution Cockpit

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