2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 18, 2015 8:53 AM by marving_intel

    Help me find the right processor




      I am Sam from calcutta, india. After using Core i7 920 1st gen for nearly 6yrs, now I need to replace both processor and motherboard of my desktop. My old i7 920 used to generate much heat & consume much power. I am here to seek your help in choosing the right i5 or i7 alongwith the right chipset motherboard for my machine.


      I am not in overclocking not heavy gaming but more into heavy multitasking multimedia stuff like video/audio editing and maybe sometimes good games. I do have to reuse my existing Coolermaster 650W PSU, 12gb corsair ddr3 memory, WD Caviar Black 2TB HDD & Msi HD7850 GPU card.


      My main criteria of a latest released Core i7 or i5 being low heat & low power comsumption without compromising performance i.e. while copying GBs of data i can simultanesouly encode a video/see a movie/multitask? Will an i5 suffice or i need an i7. Following are the i7 processors i researched and drilled down to:


      Intel Core i7-4790 Processor - Haswell Quad-Core, 3.6GHz LGA 1150 84W - R MAY 2014

      Intel Core i7-4790T Processor Haswell Quad-Core 2.7GHz LGA 1150 45W - R FEB 2014

      Intel Core i7-4790S Haswell Quad-Core 3.2GHz LGA 1150 65W - R FEB 2014

      Intel Core i7-4771 Processor Haswell Quad-Core 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W - R JULY 2013

      Intel Core i7-4770 Processor - Haswell Quad-Core 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W - R JUNE 2013


      Being in India, I consider myself unfortunate that not every processor versions are available to me and we still use 1-2yrs old processors while in USA options are more latest. Please advise. Also do guide whether I will be ok with a H97 intel chipset motherboard or a Z97.





      Calcutta, India