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will the new i7 run on this board?

will the new
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 4790K 4.0GHz Socket LGA1150

run on a

GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD4H Intel Z87 (Socket 1150) Motherboard

???????
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  1. yes it will
  2. sharp244 said:
    will the new
    4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 4790K 4.0GHz Socket LGA1150

    run on a

    GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD4H Intel Z87 (Socket 1150) Motherboard

    ???????


    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4488#bios
    Make sure you update the bios BEFORE you install the cpu or you'll get nothing likely and just have more work swapping back in the old to flash. F8 specifically calls out Gen4 chips, and there is an F9 also that improves overclocking. Flash to F9 then install the cpu. Even if the thing boots up, you don't want to flash under a bios that isn't supporting your chip (well, it isn't recommended). So if at all possible flash it before you install the cpu.
  3. Yes as they both are Haswell branded. But it would be better to get a 4690K as it has the same gaming performance as a 4790K. The i7 has hyper-threading which makes it's cores faster when video editing to improve video rendering times.
  4. I would wait until it said it support the 88W TDP of the 4790K
  5. its a new build so how would I update the board first?

    im a first time pc builder
  6. You would go on the manufacturers website and download the latest version of BIOS/UEFI from there
  7. Best answer
    if it a new build, go with a z97.
  8. mamamia13 said:
    Yes as they both are Haswell branded. But it would be better to get a 4690K as it has the same gaming performance as a 4790K. The i7 has hyper-threading which makes it's cores faster when video editing to improve video rendering times.


    They don't have the same game perf in all games and with DX12 concentrating on threading etc we will see more threads become more important. In a cpu limited game you're going to see a difference, and almost all multi-threaded apps will enjoy the hyperthreading as you basically noted. It vastly improves the app types you mentioned and others (multipar, rar, ripping etc). As we get more games that have better threading they will separate.

    If money isn't an issue why 4690? For ~$100 I'll take the chip that won't lose in anything in the future vs. 4690 ;) Since the user didn't mention what he's doing, why talk him down from the best chip? If you can't afford it you wouldn't be asking about it right?

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/intel-haswell-refresh_4.html#sect0
    Check out metro last light as an example of the game hit. 30fps is a lot right? 140fps for 4790 to 109fps for i5-4690. How many times would you like to see this in the future as they race to use more threads if you can just spend the cash now to fix it? Of course there are situations where you can tap out the gpu, but as we get better cards you'll be staring at your lacking cpu. Note even the old 4770 (also hyperthreaded) smokes the 4690 too. This user may have this cpu when we hit 14nm gpus (most likely will, unless they upgrade right and left). We will have gpus in 2-3yrs on 14nm and we haven't even seen 20nm which is about to hit. We will see many more cpu limited situations on 4 threads in the next 3yrs and it only gets worse beyond that. My next purchase will get me another 5yrs I hope so I'm always looking at threads now (current cpu 7yrs old...ROFL but admittedly I was waiting for broadwell after haswell wasn't worth much or I'd have jumped sooner).

    I vote 4790! :) I might say different if you were changing many components today (say a vid card too) when that $100 might be better spent. But not just in a cpu change when the user clearly has enough to pay for it or wouldn't mention it as the chip he/she is after. In apps you see the future of games as many pro apps are already where dx12 etc will take us in games. There are probably others limited by cpu also even today but unfortunately we don't get but a smattering of the same games on most sites and some of them not even great sellers (I personally believe you should only bench the top sellers, no point in benching a game that didn't sell a even 100K units+ Heck I'd say 1mil+). Thief is an oddball that hates anything but 4 threads (I'd say bad coding, but whatever) as they note. Even if the user said I only plan to game but still have the cash, I'd still vote 4790 with more threads just due to knowing what is coming in games.

    Now if the user had said "but I'm cash strapped is there a better choice", I might say what you said or at least mention it as an alternative to save some cash. But this person could be a millionaire (probably not, but you get my point). We have no idea about the users finances other than they have enough to ONLY mention top end.
  9. its a new build and this is what I was getting, I have never built a pc befor just messed with them a little so eny tips or help is welcome thanks


    4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 4790K 4.0GHz Socket LGA1150

    GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD4H Intel Z87 (Socket 1150) Motherboard

    Corsair Vengeance Pro Red 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-19200 2400MHz Dual Channel Kit

    Western Digital Red 2TB 64MB Cache Hard Disk Drive SATA 6gb/s - OEM

    EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB GDDR5

    Corsair Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 Power Supply

    Graphite Series? 760T Full Tower Windowed Case-Black

    6x Corsair SP120 fans
  10. sharp244 said:
    its a new build and this is what I was getting, I have never built a pc befor just messed with them a little so eny tips or help is welcome thanks


    4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 4790K 4.0GHz Socket LGA1150

    GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD4H Intel Z87 (Socket 1150) Motherboard

    Corsair Vengeance Pro Red 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-19200 2400MHz Dual Channel Kit

    Western Digital Red 2TB 64MB Cache Hard Disk Drive SATA 6gb/s - OEM

    EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB GDDR5

    Corsair Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 Power Supply

    Graphite Series? 760T Full Tower Windowed Case-Black

    6x Corsair SP120 fans


    Sorry, didn't know it was a new build. Z87 would not be part of my vocab. Z97 or bust. No point in buying Z87 today when you already have z97 choices.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%208000%20600438202%20600491547&IsNodeId=1&name=Intel%20Z97&ActiveSearchResult=True
    That should be the search you're looking for. My vote would be Gigabyte or Asus, just make sure you get the features you desire.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128707
    Your board's replacement model same price as old model so no point in old right? :) At least this is what newegg says is the replacement when you go to the old models page.
    "Supports 4th and 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors"
    So they are claiming broadwell as devils canyon isn't 5th gen, more like 4.5 :)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128705&ignorebbr=1
    Priced same as that might want to look into both to examine the differences.
    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4967#ov

    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/comparison/list.aspx?ck=2&pids=4950,4967
    That should bring up the compare page for you. I like your pick better for my use, but one is clearly aimed at high end OC'ers (the SOC one). Myself I'd just want to up both ends 500mhz or so (4.5/4.9 I guess), I don't need a heater more than AZ already is...LOL. I don't even think I'd be OCing for a few years because 4ghz out of the box is already pretty massive without a 20nm gpu to go with it.
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