4790k is DDR3 right? Ice Lake and AM5 should be coming within the next two years, I'd hold on and wait. The 4790k isn't slow yet by any means, and I'd rather not buy DDR4 this late into its life cycle unless it's for a top-end rig that I can keep for a long time (like 9700k or better).
I’ve been using the i7 4790k CPUs since they came out.
My apps are real-time audio that work alongside 18 x Analog Devices DSP Chips.
I’ve got 2 x brand new 1U ASRock Rack Workstaion boards, making the original 2 machines spares.
I’m not going to jump in until I see new architecture. AMD has me interested but single core performance still hasn’t touched Intel.
Hopefully AMD made Intel design something that isn’t so incremental.
I built my sons machines over the last 5 years, i7 7700k and an i7 8086k dellidded for temperatures sake, not for overclocking.
Only when I benched the 8086k did I see a decent jump in performance.
But it’s still not enough ooomph for me to spend money where it isn’t needed.
i7 4790k was a nice jump from i7 920 Bloomfield’s.
When I can see single core performance increase more than 5-10% I’ll jump in.
Exciting times though for all of us.
Can’t wait to see the 3600X from AMD.
But if they continue flaunting Cinebench Multithreaded benchmarks that shows me Intel’s single core still rules.
Here’s one of the 4Us I replaced with new 4790 1Us.
A Bird can’t tell you very much about Aerodynamics.