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i5 or i7 for my circumstances?

#11DV8ingSourcesPosted 1/24/2014 7:56:18 PM
DerPancake posted...
digitalwill2000 posted...
Thanks. I heard that the I7 'hinders' gaming


Slap the person who told you that.


Well it CAN reduce the max stable overclock due to hyperthreading as that tends to add a fair bit more heat to the system. That said, its also possible to turn off hyperthreading (but don't) and gain back any advantage an equivalent i5 might have had.

i7 for sure TC.
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#12foodeater4Posted 1/24/2014 8:26:21 PM
i7's are generally 6 cores i believe.
i5's are quad cores.

Most games are single or dual core nowadays. A few can use an actual quad core fully,

Thus iif you have an i7 you might have 4 cores doing nothing.

With an i5, its just 2.

So basically if you buy an i7 for gaming you maybe paying extra for cores youll never really use.
#13Fade2black001Posted 1/24/2014 9:02:01 PM
foodeater4 posted...
i7's are generally 6 cores i believe.
i5's are quad cores.

Most games are single or dual core nowadays. A few can use an actual quad core fully,

Thus iif you have an i7 you might have 4 cores doing nothing.

With an i5, its just 2.

So basically if you buy an i7 for gaming you maybe paying extra for cores youll never really use.


Only if you're getting the 1000 dollar I7's
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#14Fear The ClownPosted 1/24/2014 9:16:10 PM
The i7s are quad cores as well that can handle 2 threads each so they are physically 4 cores and virtually 8 cores whereas the i5 doesn't do the double threading on each core so it is just 4 physical cores. No game takes advantage of the 8 threads the i7 can push which is the primary reason that for gaming purposes there is no justification for getting the i7 over the i5.

I have an i7 4770k, if you can afford it i recommend. I only picked it up over an i5 because I was able to score it for $100 through an intel rewards site for retailers that sell intel products. I have it paired with a gtx 760 2gb and am able to run battlefield 4 1080p ultra at a steady 50 fps, farcry 3 same settings DX11@60, crysis 3 same settings @ 45 fps, assassin's creed 4 @ 55 fps, just to give you an idea performance wise of what you're looking at.
#15sonicteam2k1Posted 1/24/2014 11:58:54 PM
digitalwill2000 posted...
Thanks. I heard that the I7 'hinders' gaming


i7's have a larger cache, which is good because it lessens RAM usage.
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#16PsythikPosted 1/25/2014 12:05:11 AM(edited)
If your primary purpose is video editing, wouldn't an octo-core FX-9590 or 12-core Xeon be much more useful?
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#17digitalwill2000(Topic Creator)Posted 1/25/2014 8:42:19 AM
Psythik posted...
If your primary purpose is video editing, wouldn't an octo-core FX-9590 or 12-core Xeon be much more useful?


Can those game on ultra tho? Or is that more dependent on video driver?
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#18Fear The ClownPosted 1/25/2014 8:56:04 AM
I'm not an expert on AMD processors, but I did find this article for you to look at about the fx9590 vs an i7, http://www.extremetech.com/computing/170023-amd-vs-intel-the-ultimate-gaming-showdown-5ghz-fx-9590-vs-i7-4960x/3 , the gist of it is they basically say that running with a single GPU the performance difference in negligible but the Intel processor seems to handle 2 GPUs better.
#19PsythikPosted 1/25/2014 1:59:20 PM
digitalwill2000 posted...
Psythik posted...
If your primary purpose is video editing, wouldn't an octo-core FX-9590 or 12-core Xeon be much more useful?


Can those game on ultra tho? Or is that more dependent on video driver?
The FX will be better for video editing, but the i7 will be better for gaming. A high-end Xeon will destroy both chips. If money isn't an issue, there's no reason to get anything other than a Xeon.
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#20digitalwill2000(Topic Creator)Posted 1/27/2014 5:21:41 AM
Yes but within reason lol
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