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how much better is the i5 4690k than the 4690

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August 2, 2014 3:29:33 AM

How much more do I get for paying $30 more? ive never overclocked a cpu before and im not going to push it too much, and can I not overclock the 4690?

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August 2, 2014 3:59:07 AM

You don't get any more performance unless you choose to OC it, but for that you will need a Z series motherboard and an aftermarket cooler. It really isn't worth it for the K series unless you are keen to learn more about CPU's and would like to tinker with yours. If you can't be bothered with that, the 4690 and H97 motherboard is a better choice. :) 
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August 2, 2014 4:39:56 AM

Alex Kelly said:
You don't get any more performance unless you choose to OC it, but for that you will need a Z series motherboard and an aftermarket cooler. It really isn't worth it for the K series unless you are keen to learn more about CPU's and would like to tinker with yours. If you can't be bothered with that, the 4690 and H97 motherboard is a better choice. :) 
so I can't do any sort of overclocking with a h97 motherboard, will the 4690 overclock on a z97 motherbpard and will the 4690K only work on the Z97 motherboard and vice versa

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August 2, 2014 4:40:12 AM

if you can get the k up to say 4.3, it'll be 25% faster than the non k. Now most games won't use that yet, but when that extra 25% comes in handy (and on some games it will) it'll be worth a lot more than $30.
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August 2, 2014 4:45:23 AM

13thmonkey said:
if you can get the k up to say 4.3, it'll be 25% faster than the non k. Now most games won't use that yet, but when that extra 25% comes in handy (and on some games it will) it'll be worth a lot more than $30.


You haven't taken into account the extra cost of a Z97 mobo over a H97 and a CPU cooler, though.
But you are right. That's the reason I decided to spend all the extra money, for future proofing.

"so I can't do any sort of overclocking with a h97 motherboard, will the 4690 overclock on a z97 motherbpard and will the 4690K only work on the Z97 motherboard and vice versa"

You can't overclock a 4690 at all, even on a Z97 board.
You also cannot overclock a 4690K on a H97 board.
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August 2, 2014 4:53:06 AM

all chips will work on all boards but you can only OC with both a K and a Z
Unless you get lucky with your mobo selection as some non-Z mobo's have bioses that allow multipler overclocking, but not worth the risk IMO.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1150
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