CPU upgrade G4560 to i5-7400T

Hi there I’ve been looking for a cheap way to upgrade from my Pentium g4560. My motherboard is a b250m pro4, I’ve been looking into these i5-7400T the only difference I can find is a lower wattage and lower clock speed. These are found in office computers usually

Does anyone know if this would be worth it or if there’s much difference between these and the i5-7400 standard?

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    In a sense, no, very small improvement mate…. What are you using the Computer for as this will influence upgrade path ?

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      Mainly games, the Pentium has 2 cores 4 threads but i5 7400t has 4 cores 4 threads. The Pentium struggles in cpu heavy areas in games such as battlefield v and I have to close my browser usually when running cpu intensive games

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        Going to a 3.5ghz dual core to a 2.4ghz base Quad core might net you some small benefits — mostly in terms of frame times but you might not see an improvement in frame rate averages. Could be a decrease in some situations.

        Overall that's not a bad thing though, since inconsistent framerates are usually much more noticeable than lower framerates (Youtube video explains that).

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          I’m using a gtx 1050ti so it’s definitely shouldn’t push a quad core too hard

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            @yehan77: Your results will vary depending on the games you play. A lot of people ask the question: will my CPU bottleneck the GPU? The answer is: it really depends and it's not a very simple answer.

            BF for example:

            It's a big multiplayer game with 64 players running around = lots of CPU calculation going on, unfortunately, there is no setting that can reduce CPU calculation, unless you choose to play in a smaller 32-man server for example.

            You can turn all the graphics down low and that will give your video card a lot of breathing room but the CPU can't catch up to the graphics card. So in that instance the CPU is the bottleneck.

            In a single player game the CPU is most likely going to be fine since you're the only player in the server, so the video card is the one playing catch-up.

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              @scrimshaw: Mostly multiplayer, I currently get framedrops in things like bo4 battle Royale, all those games.

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                @yehan77: You should see an improvement going to a i5-7400T, due to the 2.4ghz base clock you might not get a very high average framerate but at least you should see a lot less stuttering and hitches.

                The i5 7500 would be more ideal if you can find one used. If not I would consider perhaps a cheap B350 based motherboard + Ryzen 5 as a possible upgrade path.

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    What did www.cpuboss.com say when you entered the details?

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    go for i5-8400 if u know how to cover the contact point on the cpu.

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    I would just get a new computer and try sell the old one. Honestly this is your best advice besides maybe reconsidering what you plan to do with your current computer.

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    Why the 7400T and not the 7400? 7400 would be much easier to source and perform better.

    If you're going for cheap try and find a used 6400/7400.

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      I’m stuck with 7th gen due to my 2400 speed ddr4

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        won't matter , 6400 will run ddr4 fine at 2133 on your 2400 kit

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          How can you change the speed

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            @yehan77: the ram advertised speed is the certified stable speed.

            it will run fine at any speed lower than that, but no guarantee for anything higher than advertised speed.

            your motherboard determines the speed of ram.
            adjust for fine tune performance in motherboard bios ram setting by pressing 'delete' key after power on
            or no need adjust, just plug it in and it'll run lowest default stable speed.

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        No you aren't, 6400 will work.

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