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Intel Core i7-4790K 4.00GHz 'Devils Canyon' Processor £229.98 @ Dabs with code
Intel Core i7-4790K 4.00GHz 'Devils Canyon' Processor £229.98 @ Dabs with code

Intel Core i7-4790K 4.00GHz 'Devils Canyon' Processor £229.98 @ Dabs with code

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This is the cheapest I have found for Intel's latest and greatest S1150 mainstream performance processor. The 4790K is a newer, faster and more overclockable version of Intel's 4770K.

Price is listed as £239.98 but use code "HEAT10" to bring it down to £229.98.

It's obviously not for those who want to build a budget PC but for anyone looking high-end nothing can touch it for the price.

edit: Plus claim 3x free games and 1-years fully licensed McAfee LiveSafe.

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Good price. Have some heat

Hot! Same as 4770k!

Hot for the free games, cold for the bloatware, hot for the price

lol'd @ McAfee

Free McCrappy, they can pay me to take it.

Full details at intel.co.uk/buy…724

Happy to take any good/bad feedback on the Intel Shop site, BTW; we do the website/database for them.

Cheaper than the cheapest price out there for the 4770k I bought just 7 weeks ago. No free games with mine either. Hot.

where are the game listed???

bobo53

where are the game listed???



dabs.com/lea…on/

cheaper at aria and doesn't offer too much more than a high end i5 for gaming

Nerchio1

cheaper at aria and doesn't offer too much more than a high end i5 for … cheaper at aria and doesn't offer too much more than a high end i5 for gaming



no it's not

Total £238.68

how can a top spec i7 not be much better than a i5?

surely the bench tests are far superior?

looking to build good spec pc so any advice appreciated



Nerchio1

cheaper at aria and doesn't offer too much more than a high end i5 for … cheaper at aria and doesn't offer too much more than a high end i5 for gaming



it offers a lot of overclocking opportunities.
I paid £229.14 from Aria on Monday.

scooby_me

how can a top spec i7 not be much better than a i5?



What he meant to say was, you wouldn't really notice much improvement over a decent i5 if all you do is play games.

Intel Core i7-4790K 4.00GHz (Devil's Canyon) Socket LGA1150 Processor


227.94 at aria

Still not worth upgrading for me but glad to see it at the correct price now.

Not for me atm, but will upgrade soon as I'm currently using i5-4430 at 3.2ghz

scooby_me

how can a top spec i7 not be much better than a i5?surely the bench tests … how can a top spec i7 not be much better than a i5?surely the bench tests are far superior?looking to build good spec pc so any advice appreciated



Check this guys test of an old i5 vs new i7 2500k vs 4790k

How would this benefit me please? I have an i5 750 and an P55-GD65. Thanks for any advice... i'd be upgrading for gaming. My gfx card is an MSI 280X.

Original Poster

If you buy a PC for gaming only then the rule is to spend more money on a GPU and less on the CPU. If you are in to video encoding, Photoshop, bulk file conversion or CAD then CPU performance is more important. For £229 there is no faster processor.

I have oredered one and will be upgrading from a 2500K. In most games there will be little difference but I am a keen phoghrapher & videographer, and a 4790K will almost half my processing time.

For anyone who suggests using a GPU for encoding, I have tried many times and quality is vastly inferior to the CPU based encoding options.

Original Poster

quackstar84

How would this benefit me please? I have an i5 750 and an P55-GD65. … How would this benefit me please? I have an i5 750 and an P55-GD65. Thanks for any advice... i'd be upgrading for gaming. My gfx card is an MSI 280X.

Your CPU & GPU are pretty well balanced. It is probably not worth upgrading the CPU just for gaming because you will also require a new motherboard, and your 280X graohics (although very good) will be the bottleneck.

Orville

Your CPU & GPU are pretty well balanced. It is probably not worth … Your CPU & GPU are pretty well balanced. It is probably not worth upgrading the CPU just for gaming because you will also require a new motherboard, and your 280X graohics (although very good) will be the bottleneck.



I figured this.. even though my cpu is old game don't take to need a good cpu... more ideally a good gfx card =) Cheers Orville.

is it worth me upgrading from my 4770k has well to this ? mine is over clocked to 4.5 .....

Sir Charles

is it worth me upgrading from my 4770k has well to this ? mine is over … is it worth me upgrading from my 4770k has well to this ? mine is over clocked to 4.5 .....



Not really unless you have money to burn..

would it work in laptop? I have dell

mikedigitales

Check this guys test of an old i5 vs new i7 2500k vs 4790k


Yep my 2500k from some 3 years ago can still run everything without OC. I usually upgrade every 3 years but I think it's gonna last for much longer.

I am waiting for Broadwell next Spring, but enough with my neurosis's, have some heat!

Sir Charles

is it worth me upgrading from my 4770k has well to this ? mine is over … is it worth me upgrading from my 4770k has well to this ? mine is over clocked to 4.5 .....



Nope. It's basically the same chip, but at the higher end of the variability spectrum, like every one of these is a fabled "gold chip" of a 4770k. You might get 500Mhz more at best when overclocked - are you going to buy again for an 11% gain? Are you using 100% of your 4770's capability at the moment in most things you do with your comp. I'd stick with what I have until the best out there was at least 30% better than what I had.

You'll probably need an i7 to run McAfee without the PC running like a 2 legged dog :P

monkeyhanger75

Nope. It's basically the same chip, but at the higher end of the … Nope. It's basically the same chip, but at the higher end of the variability spectrum, like every one of these is a fabled "gold chip" of a 4770k. You might get 500Mhz more at best when overclocked - are you going to buy again for an 11% gain? Are you using 100% of your 4770's capability at the moment in most things you do with your comp. I'd stick with what I have until the best out there was at least 30% better than what I had.



I would say probably not; I do quite a bit of video editing and max out Titanfall and BF4 other than that it spends its time playing Football Manager and CS Source haha!

However I do like to have the latest hardware.

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Orville

Your CPU & GPU are pretty well balanced. It is probably not worth … Your CPU & GPU are pretty well balanced. It is probably not worth upgrading the CPU just for gaming because you will also require a new motherboard, and your 280X graohics (although very good) will be the bottleneck.



Sorry but did I read that right? You're saying that the 280x will be the bottleneck if he upgrades the 750 to a 4790k?
Sorry but that's a load of bs. Unless you're confusing the 280x with the 280gtx.

monkeyhanger75

Nope. It's basically the same chip, but at the higher end of the … Nope. It's basically the same chip, but at the higher end of the variability spectrum, like every one of these is a fabled "gold chip" of a 4770k. You might get 500Mhz more at best when overclocked - are you going to buy again for an 11% gain? Are you using 100% of your 4770's capability at the moment in most things you do with your comp. I'd stick with what I have until the best out there was at least 30% better than what I had.



Apart from the increase in performance(however much/little there is) the 4970k runs cooler than the 4770k from what I read.
Edited by: "fowler002" 25th Jul 2014

Orville

If you buy a PC for gaming only then the rule is to spend more money on a … If you buy a PC for gaming only then the rule is to spend more money on a GPU and less on the CPU. If you are in to video encoding, Photoshop, bulk file conversion or CAD then CPU performance is more important. For £229 there is no faster processor.I have oredered one and will be upgrading from a 2500K. In most games there will be little difference but I am a keen phoghrapher & videographer, and a 4790K will almost half my processing time.For anyone who suggests using a GPU for encoding, I have tried many times and quality is vastly inferior to the CPU based encoding options.



Ditto for this question - looking to build a photography/video workhorse PC. Also keen to hear advice on Thunderbolt enabled motherboards so I can use TB external storage boxes - don't really want to get a mac so PC with TB would be ideal.
Thanks
Edited by: "aforumac" 25th Jul 2014

aforumac

Ditto for this question - looking to build a photography/video workhorse … Ditto for this question - looking to build a photography/video workhorse PC. Also keen to hear advice on Thunderbolt enabled motherboards so I can use TB external storage boxes - don't really want to get a mac so PC with TB would be ideal.Thanks



I'd go Gigabyte (quick, UK based RMA service) not much to choose from for Z97 - the thunderbolt connector pushes you into the higher end prices e.g. Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD7 TH
Edited by: "mikedigitales" 25th Jul 2014

Original Poster

fowler002

Sorry but did I read that right? You're saying that the 280x will be the … Sorry but did I read that right? You're saying that the 280x will be the bottleneck if he upgrades the 750 to a 4790k?Sorry but that's a load of bs. Unless you're confusing the 280x with the 280gtx.


Most modern games played at High settings (or above) at 1920x1080 (or above) will be GPU bottlenecked if running a modern quad-core processor combined with a 280X. The 280X is really just a slightly overclocked 7970, which was the top-end AMD card launched during 2011.

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Orville

Most modern games played at High settings (or above) at 1920x1080 (or … Most modern games played at High settings (or above) at 1920x1080 (or above) will be GPU bottlenecked if running a modern quad-core processor combined with a 280X. The 280X is really just a slightly overclocked 7970, which was the top-end AMD card launched during 2011.



Try telling that to all the review sites etc that review these gpu with modern quad core CPUs

A 280x with a 4770k/4970k is more than capable when playing @1080, it's when you get to multi screen/4k is where you have the issue where you'll need multi gpu/nvidia 780ti/etc.

I'm no gpu expert, go argue the toss on the ocuk etc forums where they suggest these graphics when someone asks what gpu to get for ~£200

But either way if all quakstar wants it's for gaming etc with no/not much use where multithreading will be of use then the 4690k will be a better buy unless obviously his budget allows it as more modern games will be making/have started making use of the 'extra threads' for 4970k.
Edited by: "fowler002" 26th Jul 2014

scooby_me

Intel Core i7-4790K 4.00GHz (Devil's Canyon) Socket LGA1150 … Intel Core i7-4790K 4.00GHz (Devil's Canyon) Socket LGA1150 Processor227.94 at aria



Then add your delivery. £236.

So again, no it's not 227.94.

Orville

If you buy a PC for gaming only then the rule is to spend more money on a … If you buy a PC for gaming only then the rule is to spend more money on a GPU and less on the CPU. If you are in to video encoding, Photoshop, bulk file conversion or CAD then CPU performance is more important. For £229 there is no faster processor.I have oredered one and will be upgrading from a 2500K. In most games there will be little difference but I am a keen phoghrapher & videographer, and a 4790K will almost half my processing time.For anyone who suggests using a GPU for encoding, I have tried many times and quality is vastly inferior to the CPU based encoding options.


a silly question, not in to the business of encoding but to compare this against a real gpu, what would be the nearest to this in terms of encoding. Also how does compare my ati r9 290 aginst this cpu encoding? does crossfire improves encoding? thank you, only trying to understand more about this stuff

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bobo53

a silly question, not in to the business of encoding but to compare this … a silly question, not in to the business of encoding but to compare this against a real gpu, what would be the nearest to this in terms of encoding. Also how does compare my ati r9 290 aginst this cpu encoding? does crossfire improves encoding? thank you, only trying to understand more about this stuff



A nvidia 780ti?

Oh and I'd disregard orvilles claims that games wouldn't be effected by an i7, more modern games have started/will be starting to take advantage of the extra threads with the i7(2700k, 3770k, 4770k, etc) so buying an i7 if your budget allows is a bit more future proof than buying an i5.
Edited by: "fowler002" 26th Jul 2014

Original Poster

fowler002

Try telling that to all the review sites etc that review these gpu with … Try telling that to all the review sites etc that review these gpu with modern quad core CPUs :pA 280x with a 4770k/4970k is more than capable when playing @1080, it's when you get to multi screen/4k is where you have the issue where you'll need multi gpu/nvidia 780ti/etc. I'm no gpu expert, go argue the toss on the ocuk etc forums where they suggest these graphics when someone asks what gpu to get for ~£200 ;)But either way if all quakstar wants it's for gaming etc with no/not much use where multithreading will be of use then the 4690k will be a better buy unless obviously his budget allows it as more modern games will be making/have started making use of the 'extra threads' for 4970k.

I think perhaps we misunderstand eachother. I responded to a post where someone asked whether it was worth upgrading fron a system containing an i5 750 and a 280X to a 4790K with 280X. I said that for gaming the i5 750 and 280X were a pretty well balanced combo, and that upgrading the CPU to a 4790K just for gaming may not show big gains due to the fact that modern games tend to be more GPU limeted than CPU limited. The i5 750 is still a decent CPU so is unlikely to be a bottleneck for most games. Hence upgrading the CPU is unlikely to make much difference, especially as the 280X is no longer the pinnacl of GPU's.

Not sure what reviews you have been reading, but here is the first one I found that compares CPU scaling for a 7970 (280X equiv) GPU. guru3d.com/art…tml


Edited by: "Orville" 26th Jul 2014

If anyone want an extra £10 off I'll offer £10 for the Grid Autosport key by PPG depending on your feedback, lower than mine I'll ask you to send me the key first.
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