View Full Version : intel 5th gen "Broadwell" LGA 1150 H97 support?

06-25-2015, 10:07 PM
Hey guys with the new Broadwells coming out, would the recent bios patch mean that it will make it compatible? I'm curious because the new CPUs wattage is only 65, the old ones are 84/88w that would free up some room for other things which is good.


If there's support i'd be willing to replace my CPU with the Core i7 - 5775C (4 cores 8 threads)

06-26-2015, 05:03 AM
Hi Ravenholme,

Honestly your i7-4790 is better, performance wise as it's 3.6GHZ base clock with 4.0GHz Turbo.
The i7-5775C has a base clock of only 3.3GHZ with a 3.7GHz Turbo.

i7-4790 http://ark.intel.com/products/80806/Intel-Core-i7-4790-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-4_00-GHz
i7-5775C http://ark.intel.com/products/88040/Intel-Core-i7-5775C-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_70-GHz

Sorry I can't answer your question more directly, but it's something to consider.

06-26-2015, 06:24 PM
yeah i was thinking about that overnight after i read more into it @ tom's hardware. seems the only benefit are for those who don't have graphics cards since the IRIS 6200 seems to be very good in that chip and the lower 65W consumption.

overall i think you're right that we should stick with our existing CPU. :p I was hoping they're release faster versions of that but those ones are it i think, and Skylake will be totally different.

06-26-2015, 11:33 PM
I'm glad I was able to help. I thought of mentioning the IRIS 6200 Graphics, but with your GTX 980 Ti, I considered it a moot point.

If you really got that "itch" for more upgrades, then the i7 4790K is currently at $338.99 on US amazon.com. You probably already know it's base clock of 4.0GHz with turbo to 4.4GHz, and it's unlocked (overclockable).

i7-4790K http://ark.intel.com/products/80807/Intel-Core-i7-4790K-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-4_40-GHz

06-27-2015, 03:33 PM
Did you the i7 4790k put in the asus rog g20? I want to get that cpu but wait to see if others have it yet.

06-28-2015, 07:19 PM
Hi bloodyhell18,

All I can say is that ASUS has already put the i7-4790K in the G20AJ


06-29-2015, 02:30 PM
the 84W version or the 88W version? i think the 88W version will make it a bit unstable :p

06-30-2015, 01:49 AM
The i7-4790 is listed as 84 watt TDP
The i7-4790K is listed as 88 watt TDP

Quote from Intel:
Thermal Design Power (TDP) represents the average power, in watts, the processor dissipates when operating at Base Frequency with all cores active under an Intel-defined, high-complexity workload. Refer to Datasheet for thermal solution requirements.

More info - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_design_power

In simpler terms, the i7-4790K is outputting (4) more watts of heat than the i7-4790 with stock settings (no overclock). The heat load on the CPU cooler is increased by (4) watts of heat.

An example of 4 watts of heat, would be like the heat produced from the old christmas tree light-bulbs. The ones that are the size of your thumb. They're also used in older night-lights. They're wattage consumption varies from 4 to 10 watts, depending on the bulb specs. So purchase one rated for 4 watts and put it in a night-light, and feel the heat it produces.

I don't think this should be a problem, unless you live in a hot climate without air conditioning in the space the PC resides. Of course about any PC cooler is going to struggle at those temperatures/conditions. But overclocking the i7-4790K is definitely going to increase it's heat output, and may be a concern with G20 CPU cooler, as I'm not familiar with it's cooling performance.

With living in Canada, I expect summer weather is nice, but winter nights can be a bit chilly.

It's possible the latest BIOS patch is for the i7-4790K being introduced in the latest G20AJ, just a thought as I have no insider information.

06-30-2015, 01:53 PM
yeah it's not like i need to swap out my cpu, it makes sense maybe for the guys who have the i3 or i5. besides in toronto the i7 4790K is $485… i don't need to do that when i just replaced the 760 with a 980ti lol

06-30-2015, 03:36 PM
I agree, you already have the i7-4790, even if it's not the "K". The biggest gains to be had for gaming is the GPU.

I suspect your very happy with the GTX 980 Ti.:D

06-30-2015, 10:24 PM
yes…*yes i am… lol