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i5 3570k or i7 3770k for HD Encoding?

#1ElMaton04Posted 6/17/2012 8:37:00 PM
Of course the i7 would do faster HD encoding, but how much faster compare to the i5? Is it really worth an extra $140+ just to encode HD videos faster?
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#2DiehardFFv2Posted 6/17/2012 8:39:26 PM(edited)
That's up to you to decide. If you only do it every now and then, I would say not really. If you had a dedicated youtube channel then the answer would obviously be different.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core-i7-3770k-i5-3570k_7.html#sect0
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#3DV8ingSourcesPosted 6/17/2012 8:39:33 PM
Not a huge amount... roughly 25% faster. This could be substantial though if you do a lot of it but a 3570 isn't exactly a slouch.
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#4Bazooka_PenguinPosted 6/17/2012 8:45:10 PM
I wouldn't say it's worth it if you're just editing stuff for a hobby. It seems like the i7 parts have always been suited for professional grade work.
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#5ElMaton04(Topic Creator)Posted 6/17/2012 8:45:16 PM
That's pretty good I guess. I'll just get the i7 since it's going to be worth it on the long run.

Thanks.
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