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3 years ago#1
I have been reading online threads about which is better and its pretty conflicting at times. I mostly use my PC for gaming battlefield 4 for future gaming. So before i buy, i like to ask. Is i7 3770k going to give a better performance over i5 3570k? or i can use that 100$ to upgrade to a better GPU later?
3 years ago#2
The i5 is great for gaming. You don't really need an i7 unless you frequently use applications that use more than 4 cores. If you do heavy photo, audio, and video editing and rendering, you may want an i7.
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3 years ago#3
there are games that make use of the extra threads.whether that handful of games that do is worth the extra $100,decide for yourself
3 years ago#4
BF4 will be one of the few games that gets some extra performance with an i7 over an i5. I don't think it's worth the extra cash personally.

Also, why not go Haswell?
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3 years ago#5
reincarnator07 posted...
BF4 will be one of the few games that gets some extra performance with an i7 over an i5. I don't think it's worth the extra cash personally.

Also, why not go Haswell?


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3 years ago#6
An i7 is without a doubt more "future proof" than an i5. Crysis 3 and BF3 already benefit from the extra threads

But at the rate single threaded performance is improving, both CPUs will probably remain relevant for a long time
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3 years ago#7
reincarnator07 posted...
BF4 will be one of the few games that gets some extra performance with an i7 over an i5. I don't think it's worth the extra cash personally.

Also, why not go Haswell?


mobo's are typically more expensive
it's not that much faster
if you're using a dedicated GPU, the biggest benefit of Haswell over Ivy Bridge (the greatly improved integrated graphics) is lost

the integrated graphics are the only thing worth mentioning about haswell
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3 years ago#8
Haswell has better single threaded performance and that's what counts going forward. Also, almost all sites tested Haswell in a pretty high resolution, making the tests GPU bottlenecked.
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3 years ago#9
If i decide to go haswell,

Which motherboard would go best with i7 4770k?

MSI Z87 Mpower?
Asus Maximus VI Hero
Gigabyte Z87x UD5H
or
MSI Z87 GD65 Gaming?

Thanks
3 years ago#10
I have the Z87 G45, which has two less Sata ports and no physical on/off, OC Genie button, etc. And it works great. Save 20 bucks for features you may not need, you know?

Edit: Gaming version, not the standard. There are two G45s IIRC.
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