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any reason why most pc gaming sites use the 3770k processor as the standard

#1jsin510Posted 8/16/2013 9:42:25 AM
Testing computer when testing out new video cards?

I was under the impression that the i5 3570k was the standard processor to test out the latest video cards.
#2EternalFlame66Posted 8/16/2013 9:42:44 AM
why use the inferior i5 3570 when you can use the better 3770k?
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#3aak57Posted 8/16/2013 9:43:31 AM
Because they don't want any possibility of the CPU limiting the GPU. Though I see even higher-up CPUs than the 3770K used in many reviews.
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#4jsin510(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2013 9:48:53 AM
Makes sense
#5ShubPosted 8/16/2013 9:49:36 AM
Anandtech uses an overclocked i7-3960X!
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#6gastamanPosted 8/16/2013 9:52:03 AM(edited)
Shub posted...
Anandtech uses an overclocked i7-3960X!

This is what Guru3D uses right now, as well, I believe.
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