Originally Posted by Sammy2
Will it work with the same MoBo?
And I can ditch my Radian HD 7850 with this? I do 3D occasionally.
I suppose I need some new RAM too. Suggestions?
The socket 1150 stuff will all use the same motherboard, but you want a 9th generation for the new stuff (Z97 or H97 instead of Z87 or H87) since it does seem that the 97 series is much improved and "better".
You can't use your existing mobo with these new chips, you need to use the proper socket.
LGA775<LGA1366<LGA1155<LGA1050. You can't mix very modern socket 1150 CPU with older chipset motherboards, they are not compatible.
But yes, the same motherboard works with both the 4690k and 4790k. These are basically the top model i5 and i7 chips available right now, the "K" series indicates enthusiast grade parts, meaning higher clock speeds and unlocked multipliers. The i7 comes stock with a 4.0ghz clock speed, (you can overclock it for more) which is really quite a performance boost over the 3.5ghz parts that are non "K" or older generations of i7.
I would keep the 7850 card perhaps. It's more powerful than the iGPU in these. You can turn off the GPU card when not using it and save power on these new chipsets anyways, basically use the igpu unless you need the extra horsepower for madvr or gaming or whatever.
Both of these CPU will do 3D with the iGPU if you needed it though.