4790k going to give me anything over my OC'ed 3770k?

Frraksurred

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I'm thinking of making the jump to 4k gaming with 2 980Ti's in SLI. I'm concerned my 3770 is going to be a bottleneck, even at 4.3Ghz. My first thought is to build a new system around the 4790k. Am I going to be gaining anything by doing so or not? Thanks all.
 

Ribby

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I run my 3770K @ 4.8Ghz and run a SLI setup with 780ti cards so had the same question. From the research I've done you won't really benefit enough to make the change - overclocking the graphics cards will do 10x more than changing your CPU to a 4790K.

Instead the recommendation was upgrading the cards, then wait for Skylake to do the cpu/ram/mobo.
 

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A 3770K to 4790K won't improve your gaming experience with 2x980Ti because you won't see any improvement on minimum FPS.

Assuming a 2500K and up, the bottlenecks are almost always on the GPU...and it looks like you'll have that part taken care of.
 

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Thanks for the input guys, much appreciated.

Now to decide if I want to limit myself to Display Port 1.2, or wait for the monitor company to update their panel to HDMI 2.0 and DP 1.3 (Seiki SM40UNP).
 
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