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Solved CPU update to an i7?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Nutech12, May 22, 2019.

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  1. Nutech12

    Nutech12 Thread Starter

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    Hi I currently have a i5-6400 CPU and have been offered for $75CAD a i7-4790 CPU.

    Is this worth changing. My PC runs well, but was thinking long term.

    I use my PC for MS Outlook / word some Powerpoint and Autocad 2017 / Revit 2017

    Thanks,
     
  2. lynx1021

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    Won't work, your I5-6400 is a 1151 socket and the I7-4790 is a 1150 socket. Unless you change your motherboard!
     
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    cpu1.JPG cpu2.JPG

    Here is a comparison between those 2 Intel processors.

    As lynx1021 already said, they have a different socket type (and power usage) and can't be used in the same motherboard.
    That's unfortunate because the i7 has about a 25% better single thread rating and about a 47% better performance score.

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  4. Nutech12

    Nutech12 Thread Starter

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    Thanks u actually beat me it to posting. I just found out from ASUS the same thing.

    Thank you for your reply.
     
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    You're welcome, from us both. :)

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