But people around here use to love parroting the whole "There's no benefit for an i7 over an i5 when it comes to gaming" thing, which is becoming untrue with the next generation of games
I don't think I've seen many people saying that there is literally no benefit for an i7... but it's true that going with benchmarks for just about any current game, the benefits are marginal, while the cost is pretty high. So when building a gaming rig on a limited budget, an i7 should be a low priority. Of course if you've already got a high end GPU, more than enough RAM and a SSD with still some cash to spare, you should shell out for an i7 too.
That's true for currently released games... for the future, no one can really tell (least of all TC). --- Wait... what?
the next gen consoles have weak 8 core 1.6ghz AMD cpus, xbox about a 7790gpu and ps4 about a 7850gpu
if anything, games will be a little more optimized for AMD cpu's and gpu's though probably
I thought about getting the 8 core 8350 cpu but eh by the time the 3570k has trouble running it on high/ultra 1080p there will be better stuff available.
the i7 is good for lots of multitasking though, I thought about picking up a cheap used 2600k if the price is ever right, I think all I'd lose is the pci 3.0 support which gpu's don't even bottleneck 2.0 yet --- "Human history is a litany of blood, shed over ideals of rulership and afterlife."-Legion