- Apr 19, 2012
- 12,062 (3.02/day)
- Gypsyland, UK
|System Name||HP Omen 17|
|Memory||16GB 2400Mhz DDR4|
|Video Card(s)||GTX 1060|
|Storage||Samsung SM961 256GB + HGST 1TB|
|Display(s)||1080p IPS G-SYNC 75Hz|
|Audio Device(s)||Bang & Olufsen|
|Mouse||Roccat Kone XTD+|
|Software||Win 10 Pro|
860K would get further in oc due to reduced power draw.
Actually I thought the same but was very wrong. The locked iGPU processors consume the same amount of power for some reason. Although their maximum potential OC seems a lot higher.
Id say the 860K unless you absolutely need the gpu side of the apu.
This is pretty sensible information. Why pay more?
how ever cpu bound a game is, its still stuck at using 4 threads or less
Actually of the 13 review benchmarks I've done, only 2 games ran on more than 2 cores. The fewer cores a game uses, the more important the IPC is, and APUs are not exactly well known for strong single core performance. It entirely depends on the array of games you play. You may be comfortable with 40 FPS on not very CPU bound games. Other people may play more frivolous titles, and consider 60 FPS a standard fluid experience, in which case the APU doesn't quite cut it.
I used to run a 750K with a 780 last year for poops 'n' giggles. It played everyday junk just fine, but BF and Crysis and similar performance minded games just did not run on acceptable framerates on higher settings. If you're a LoL/Indie game player, then I see no point in anything beyond an i3.
It's also worth noting minimum FPS is greatly affected by the processor. You shouldn't just talk about games in maximum FPS, or even just average. You should pay attention to minimum FPS too, because that's what causes stutter depending on just how bad your minimum is.
i can play bf4 AND encode videos/archive with 7zip at ultra
I can't run WinRAR whilst simultaneously running OpenBroadcaster and run Warframe at maximum settings on an i5. So I think that's rather stretching the pony a bit. I know BF4 has mantle, a single processor doing all that work is not feasible, or sensible.