One advantage to the 6700K is a newer motherboard, including DDR4 memory and any other recent features (M.2 SSD support, etc.). I don't think the performance of the chips themselves will be much different.
"jodyrbrennan" wrote:"DaveR" wrote:
Seems like they're about the same performance: https://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html
Cool, thanks for the link.
I'm building my first PC and I want it to be powerful enough to make it through the entire lifecycle of the CV1. Can someone who is knowledgeable tell me if it's worth it to get the i7 6700K over the i7 4790K? Or would I be better served spending the $100.00 difference elsewhere?
I'll be using a EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB SC.
Talking about the same subject on CPU's. I was looking forward to the Rift, but when I done the Rift compatibility test. I was very surprised that my Intel i7 that runs at 3.5GHz was not good enough for the Rift. And yet the i5s that do past the test run almost at the same speed? Is it really so that my i7 is not fast enough for the Rift? Very disappointed by this! After all the years the Rift has been in development, I would have thought the Rift would have been more accepting to a wider range of CPU's. Yes, the graphics card is very important, but not accepting the i7s, very amazed!