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Is the i5 3570 worthy to purchase nowadays?

#1sin_shenronPosted 11/1/2013 2:08:36 PM
Looking for a good processor for gaming

thanks
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#2KabtheMentatPosted 11/1/2013 2:15:01 PM(edited)
The 4670K is like $20 more and as far as I know, it's pretty solid for gaming.

Edit: Also, I'm not 100% sure someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but the 4670 is a Haswell...which is what most new Intels are going to be in the future. Meaning your motherboard will work fine for an upgrade down the road.
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#3VIP86Posted 11/1/2013 2:26:33 PM
KabtheMentat posted...
The 4670K is like $20 more and as far as I know, it's pretty solid for gaming.

Edit: Also, I'm not 100% sure someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but the 4670 is a Haswell...which is what most new Intels are going to be in the future. Meaning your motherboard will work fine for an upgrade down the road.


Until they change the socket, which they do quite often.
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#4KabtheMentatPosted 11/1/2013 2:45:01 PM
Well, that's true. But I believe the 3570 is already on an older (obsolete?) socket as it stands now.

I don't really know a whole lot about CPUs...which I really do need to learn because I need a new one fairly soon. I'm rocking a Phenom II X4 965 BE now.
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#5BogePosted 11/1/2013 2:47:50 PM
VIP86 posted...
KabtheMentat posted...
The 4670K is like $20 more and as far as I know, it's pretty solid for gaming.

Edit: Also, I'm not 100% sure someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but the 4670 is a Haswell...which is what most new Intels are going to be in the future. Meaning your motherboard will work fine for an upgrade down the road.


Until they change the socket, which they do quite often.


Which is probably why you won't need to worry about the socket. By the time you need an upgrade, you'll be forced to buy a new motherboard anyway.
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#6VIP86Posted 11/1/2013 2:48:01 PM
KabtheMentat posted...
Well, that's true. But I believe the 3570 is already on an older (obsolete?) socket as it stands now.

I don't really know a whole lot about CPUs...which I really do need to learn because I need a new one fairly soon. I'm rocking a Phenom II X4 965 BE now.


It is a dead socket. There really isn't a big price difference between the 3570k and 4670k, both are good CPUs, however most people don't upgrade every year, so CPU sockets for many, don't matter, because by the time they need to upgrade, there will be almost certainly be a newer socket.
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#7BogePosted 11/1/2013 2:49:17 PM
KabtheMentat posted...
Well, that's true. But I believe the 3570 is already on an older (obsolete?) socket as it stands now.

I don't really know a whole lot about CPUs...which I really do need to learn because I need a new one fairly soon. I'm rocking a Phenom II X4 965 BE now.


I actually went from the equivalent of that to a 3570K. This was last year. I should have waited. If I were you, I'd try to squeeze another year out of that processor.
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#8KabtheMentatPosted 11/1/2013 2:55:11 PM
Well, I really want to play BF4...haven't bought it yet, but did play the beta. My Phenom doesn't cut it really. The highest constant FPS I'd get was like 40, with dips into the high 20s. I rather be close to 50/60s constant and minimal dips. My GPU is fine for 1080p playing (7850 2GB), but the CPU is bottlenecking bad because I'd get the same FPS regardless of graphical settings and resolutions I tried.

I'm looking between an i5-4670 and FX-8350, but I really want the i5.
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#9ThePCElitistPosted 11/1/2013 3:07:07 PM(edited)
VIP86 posted...
KabtheMentat posted...
The 4670K is like $20 more and as far as I know, it's pretty solid for gaming.

Edit: Also, I'm not 100% sure someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but the 4670 is a Haswell...which is what most new Intels are going to be in the future. Meaning your motherboard will work fine for an upgrade down the road.


Until they change the socket, which they do quite often.


Every new generation gets a new socket and one refresh. After the Haswell refresh they will retire the lga 1150 entirely. If anything AMD at least keeps their sockets alive for a more reasonable amount of time thanks to backwards compatibility.
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#10MaxCHEATER64Posted 11/1/2013 3:55:58 PM
I got one when they were still the bee's knees. Still works fine, got 60 FPS in |BF3 on high or ultra settings.
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