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2 years ago#1
Is the 4670k worth it for gaming? is the performance worth the increase in price plus the price of a cooler?
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2 years ago#2
K means you can overclock, do you want to overclock at some point in the future?
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2 years ago#3
steveboblarry posted...
K means you can overclock, do you want to overclock at some point in the future?


I know that, I'm asking if the overclock is worth the money? or just save money and get the 4670
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2 years ago#4
Yes it is worth it for overclocking
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2 years ago#5
steveboblarry posted...
Yes it is worth it for overclocking


ty :D
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2 years ago#6
Overclocking can improve performance, but it isn't necessary.

Case in point, look at my sig. I am playing games with a 4yo quad clocked 1.6-2.8GHz. The games I can attribute poor performance to the CPU I can count on one hand, and even those wouldn't be an issue if I was running a 4yo desktop CPU's clocks. That is, if I was clocked 2.8GHz with some boost above that.

I don't think I would get an overclockable CPU if I was buying a new desktop.That $50-$100 [with additional cooling] is better put to more GPU power primarily [or faster memory, Larger/Caching SSD, a mobo with more features].
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2 years ago#7
I have a 2550k that I bought and paid a slight bit more for so that I could overclock, and just never got around to overclocking it. It's fine as is, for now.
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2 years ago#8
my 4770k was cheaper than the 4770
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2 years ago#9
I think if Intel did a study, they would find that 99% of K processors that are sold are never overclocked.

Cpu performance is so rarely the bottleneck of your system, it's a waste of time.
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2 years ago#10
I think the non k version has some features for virtual machines enabled.
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