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anyone going i5 for gaming today is foolish, your rig wont run next-gen games

#1Trance_FanPosted 10/15/2013 9:29:49 AM
i7 is the only way to go with it's superior hyper threading..next gen games will use hyper threading and the more superior cores of the i7
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#2Brutal_FelixPosted 10/15/2013 9:30:43 AM
Won't run? Or won't run on max? That's a rather big difference
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#3Brutal_FelixPosted 10/15/2013 9:31:23 AM
Cause I'm pretty sure my rig will "run" next gen games with flying colors
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#4ShubPosted 10/15/2013 9:31:45 AM
Trance_Fan posted...
the more superior cores of the i7


i7 cores are identical to i5 cores.
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#5sonicteam2k1Posted 10/15/2013 9:44:00 AM(edited)
hell next gen games will only do 1080p @ 30fps for the most part.

edit: on consoles that is.
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#6zxelmanPosted 10/15/2013 9:36:33 AM
If more games started using hyperthreading, then it would matter. Watch Dogs isn't the first, but it's still one of the handful out there that would actually benefit from i7s.

I'm all for more possibilities with higher spec requirements, but a game shouldn't need to rely on hyperthreading for FPS increase/stability, at least not until later on. I'd prefer that the games would be optimized before we rush into needing more raw power.
#7OreoBoy206Posted 10/15/2013 9:39:05 AM(edited)
Is BF4 considered a "next gen" game because my i5 had no problem running the beta on ultra settings.. Then again I hear not all graphics settings were working in the beta.. Still I'm sure I will be able to play the game fine once it comes out even if I have to lower the settings a little.
#8Trance_Fan(Topic Creator)Posted 10/15/2013 9:39:11 AM
Brutal_Felix posted...
Cause I'm pretty sure my rig will "run" next gen games with flying colors


not with an i5, not with a 2 year old card

next gen pc means maxed out, 4k graphics
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#9-CJF-Posted 10/15/2013 9:39:58 AM
i5 is still one of the best processors on the market. I think it will hold up okay for awhile to come.
#10steveboblarryPosted 10/15/2013 9:41:16 AM
-CJF- posted...
i5 is still one of the best processors on the market. I think it will hold up okay for awhile to come.

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