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When is the best time to buy a new CPU, and which one?

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2 years ago#11
Ah I see! THank you guys! I'll get an Intel CPU for sure. But is it false, that AMD CPUs will better for ported next gen console games because the games will be optimized for AMD CPUs?

And, that i7, is that the best CPU right now, like they wont be releasing a super better one within the next several months?
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2 years ago#12
XxTwisted26xX posted...
Ah I see! THank you guys! I'll get an Intel CPU for sure. But is it false, that AMD CPUs will better for ported next gen console games because the games will be optimized for AMD CPUs?

And, that i7, is that the best CPU right now, like they wont be releasing a super better one within the next several months?


To get a better processor than that, you'd need to upgrade your motherboard. Intel CPUs will be superior for gaming until AMD gets their **** together and releases a CPU with comparable per-core performance. Right now Intel CPUs are so much better that there really isn't anything that optimization can do.
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2 years ago#13
It is unknown if AMD CPUs will be better for future games but as it stands right now it doesn't seem like they will be better than Intel CPUs for a while.

The i7 3770 is not part of Intel's newest generation of CPUs, however the difference in performance between the 3770k and the newer 4770k is not that large, about 10 - 15%.

If you were to go with the newer 4770k you would also need a new motherboard as the 4770k does not fit into your current motherboard.
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2 years ago#14
Hyperthreading.

BUMP
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2 years ago#15
Yeah, that's the thing. Your motherboard is going to be a bottleneck if you are looking to upgrade it further. If you want a 4670k/4770k, you need a socket LGA 1150 motherboard, preferably Z87 since you want a K processor with it. But before that, check if your CPU really bottlenecks you.
2 years ago#16
Flaktrooper123 posted...
Yeah, that's the thing. Your motherboard is going to be a bottleneck if you are looking to upgrade it further. If you want a 4670k/4770k, you need a socket LGA 1150 motherboard, preferably Z87 since you want a K processor with it. But before that, check if your CPU really bottlenecks you.


If I get that i7, will I be set for next gen gaming, while using my current mobo?
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2 years ago#17
Snadados posted...
It is unknown if AMD CPUs will be better for future games but as it stands right now it doesn't seem like they will be better than Intel CPUs for a while.

The i7 3770 is not part of Intel's newest generation of CPUs, however the difference in performance between the 3770k and the newer 4770k is not that large, about 10 - 15%.

If you were to go with the newer 4770k you would also need a new motherboard as the 4770k does not fit into your current motherboard.


Plus the 4770K isn't as amiable to overclocking as the 3770K since it is designed for mobile use. So with proper cooling you could roughly rival the 4770K and wait it out until the 5770K or whatever releases.
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2 years ago#18
XxTwisted26xX posted...
Flaktrooper123 posted...
Yeah, that's the thing. Your motherboard is going to be a bottleneck if you are looking to upgrade it further. If you want a 4670k/4770k, you need a socket LGA 1150 motherboard, preferably Z87 since you want a K processor with it. But before that, check if your CPU really bottlenecks you.


If I get that i7, will I be set for next gen gaming, while using my current mobo?


You should be pretty set. Depending on how long the gen goes on, you might have to scale down your graphics settings towards the end. However you should fret too much
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2 years ago#19
It is hard to say how things are going to shape up in the next few years but with a modest overclock I can imagine a 3770k doing just fine for 4-5 years.
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2 years ago#20
For a new build I'd definitely recommend an i7 over i5. But I wouldn't recommend an upgrade to an i7 if one already has an i5.

Just continue using your 3350p until it becomes too slow. Then upgrade to the latest and greatest.
Chances are that by the time four cores isn't enough, an i7 ivy bridge won't perform that great either.
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