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How much of a difference will I get? CPU i5 to i7?

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User Info: XxTwisted26xX

XxTwisted26xX
3 years ago#1
I was wondering if it is worth upgrading from an i5 to an i7? Some games I can't max out fully and was wondering if I would be able to if I got a better CPU (perhaps my CPU is bottlenecking me). Has anyone had an i5 like mine, upgraded to an i7 and gotten much better fps in games? The CPU im thinking of getting is this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116502

Best I can upgrade to with my current mobo and it's on sale by $30 until tommorow on Newegg.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.3GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 69W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80637i53350P

Aftermarket CPU Cooler: Enermax ETD-T60-VD (down flow) LED

Memory: CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1600C9

Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100351SR Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC with Boost

PSU: Rosswell Capstone 650M-650W Continuous @50C

Kingston HyperX SSD
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Kanokare
3 years ago#2
What games were you unable to max?
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MasterDonGero
3 years ago#3
Probably won't do much. My rig can't max every game.
3570K (4.8 GHz) | Dual-X 7970 | ASRock Z77 OC Formula | Corsair Vengeance 2x 4 GB | WD Black 1 TB | Corsair TX750 | XSPC Raystorm 750 RS240 Kit | NZXT Phantom

User Info: SScorpio

SScorpio
3 years ago#4
You won't see a noticeable improvement. However, if you purchased a 3770K, you could overclock the chip and see very a noticeable performance increase.

User Info: XxTwisted26xX

XxTwisted26xX
3 years ago#5
SScorpio posted...
You won't see a noticeable improvement. However, if you purchased a 3770K, you could overclock the chip and see very a noticeable performance increase.


Ah I actually just read about the i5k on Tom's hardware. There's a debate going on if the OC clocked i5k is better than the locked i7. For example they're talking about OCing the i5 to 4-4.5 GHz, but than the locked i7 has multithreading which can increase performance by 30%
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Not the best but it's my first: i5-3350P (CPU) Memory 8GB (RAM) Radeon HD 7970 (GPU) Rosewell 650 (PSU) 120GB King (SSD) Asus VN247HP 1ms

User Info: XxTwisted26xX

XxTwisted26xX
3 years ago#6
So is this the best CPU available for my mobo? i5 3570k overclocked?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

Even better than the i7 that's available?
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User Info: Zaltera

Zaltera
3 years ago#7
The 3770K is better. Whether or not it is $100 better for your purposes is the question.
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User Info: XxTwisted26xX

XxTwisted26xX
3 years ago#8
Zaltera posted...
The 3770K is better. Whether or not it is $100 better for your purposes is the question.


Holy moly o_o. And that will work with my mobo? There's a 10% price cut on all items too right now.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501
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Not the best but it's my first: i5-3350P (CPU) Memory 8GB (RAM) Radeon HD 7970 (GPU) Rosewell 650 (PSU) 120GB King (SSD) Asus VN247HP 1ms

User Info: TheMoonJumper

TheMoonJumper
3 years ago#9
I have an i5 4670K and love it, though I just got back into PC gaming recently and haven't tried any other recent CPU options.
i5 4670K - MSI Z87 G45 - MSI GTX 770 2GB - 8GB Corsair Vengeance - Intel 128GB Cherrville SSD - 2TB Seagate HDD - H100i - 750w 80+ Gold

User Info: XxTwisted26xX

XxTwisted26xX
3 years ago#10
Can the i7-3770K get higher clock speeds than the i5k?
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