Will this CPU upgrade help?

Discussion in 'Intel Processors' started by WilliamJones, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. WilliamJones

    WilliamJones n00bie

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    I have a Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H with 16 GB ram with an i5-4670. I use it to livestream to YouTube and I have noticed that the CPU load is about 50% plus or minus. Will upgrading the CPU help or will I notice any difference? I am looking at an i7-4790.
    BTW, both the i5 and i7 are quad core and I am using an nvidia GTX 1060 video card.
     
  2. WilliamJones

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    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    get a 4790k and hope for the best.
     
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  4. horrorshow

    horrorshow [H]ardness Supreme

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    Yes, yes it will.

    Apparently streaming in particular takes advantage of the extra threads.
     
  5. calikool

    calikool [H]ard|Gawd

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    I'm still on a I7-3770 Ivy Bridge. Games play the same ...at least the one I have. I haven't upgraded. I dont' stream either. Cutting off a few minutes with encoding files isn't that big of deal to wait a bit extra time.

    I think I might go AMD this route since their chips were not boinked by the Government on purpose.
     
  6. Vengance_01

    Vengance_01 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Make sure it's a K model and get yourself a new heatsink. A simple AIO 120mm water cooler should be more then enough to allow you to OC.
     
  7. RamonGTP

    RamonGTP [H]ardness Supreme

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    If he’s only at 50% it seems he’s only using 2 of the available 4 cores
     
  8. BoiseTech

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    Uh, or a 50% load across all 4 cores....?

    I've streamed Destiny a few times. Game used 4 cores, streaming used 4 cores. It was about 60% load across all cores on 1080P high bitrate.
     
  9. Lastan010

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    Multiplayer games benefit the most of having 6 or more cpu cores.

    With single player games you wont notice much improvement.

    Two different worlds with two different results.
     
  10. RamonGTP

    RamonGTP [H]ardness Supreme

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    You’re reading it wrong. 50% utilization across all 4 cores means its only using 2 cores. Windows scheduler divides up the task between cores really fast so the graphical representation in task manager shows 50% across all 4 cores. Ask your self, why would it only use 50% of a core if it can benefit from more processing power? Answer is it wouldn’t. Whatever service that’s being used is only using 2 cores if you’re seeing a maximum of 50% utilization on a 4c/4t CPU.

    The question should be, why is it only using 2 cores? Is it a setting or a limitation in the software being used?