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

#51ECOsvaldoPosted 10/15/2013 4:22:09 PM(edited)
Umm, let me check ...

Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz
Gigabyte GA-H77N-WIFI Mini ITX
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD / WD Caviar Black 1TB
Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB
SeaSonic 550W PSU

1080p gaming with High to Ultra settings at around 60+ FPS?

Nope, I'm still perfectly fine Trance_Fan.

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#52GhettoLogisticsPosted 10/15/2013 4:18:06 PM
Trance_Fan posted...
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


Lol. Really? You think next gen is 4k? The PS4 and Xbox One will be out for YEARS before 4k displays in a home becomes standard. We have absolutely nothing to worry about for a long time.
#53anonymous4everPosted 10/15/2013 4:19:57 PM
Trance_Fan posted...
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


I'm running a first gen i7 Nehalem and haven't felt compelled to upgrade yet. I still play most games at high settings with a 560 ti graphics card.
#54kyler45Posted 10/15/2013 4:41:32 PM
Depends on the i5.
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#55El_KazPosted 10/15/2013 5:01:08 PM
mrCube posted...
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).
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#56JrTapia1991Posted 10/15/2013 6:23:33 PM
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
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#57maybecallsPosted 10/16/2013 2:11:38 AM
What about the next generation of Intel CPUs? Will they stick with the 4 core i5, and 4 core + HT i7, or are they going to increase the number of actual cores across the whole range?
#58SythisTaruPosted 10/16/2013 2:21:31 AM
maybecalls posted...
What about the next generation of Intel CPUs? Will they stick with the 4 core i5, and 4 core + HT i7, or are they going to increase the number of actual cores across the whole range?


32-core I heard.
#59AllmatteredPosted 10/16/2013 2:34:26 AM
Brutal_Felix posted...
Won't run? Or won't run on max? That's a rather big difference


Wont run at max? The Master Race does not understand you
#60kissel235Posted 10/16/2013 3:45:25 AM
/circlejerk
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