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upgrade to a 3770k or get a 4770k and a new motherboard

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2 years ago#11
If anything the Ivy is still a top notch cpu choice for gaming. Despite the fact haswell is newer i personally would stick with a 3770K OC'D because its technically better than haswell for gaming. Id wait to upgrade again after maybe rockwell releases but again if that geared more towards smaller chipsize for better power efficency and not better for more computing power then again stick with Ivy. Ivy is an excellent cpu IMO.
2 years ago#12
I would go for the 3770k, since that saves you a lot of money by not having to buy a new motherboard. The performance difference between the two does not seem to justify the cost of any semi-high end motherboard, unless you can sell your old one for a really good price.

Make sure you update the BIOS on your motherboard before your install the new CPU, this may be necessary to make it compatible with the 3rd generation i7.
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