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User Info: TaintedEon

3 years ago#1
I see people constantly state that an I5 3570K and a good video card with max games no problem for years, yet with my I5 3570K and GTX 770 I constantly see myself dropping below 60 at 1920x1080 maxed on MMOs etc.

Would it honestly be worth it to upgrade to an I7 4820k @ 3.7ghz for MMOs etc?


If the above is a bad choice, is anything on here a good choice?

User Info: dekou

3 years ago#2
MMOs can be very resource-intensive. For example, a good 100 vs. 100 battle in GW2 can dip even a high-end PC like yours under 60 FPS.

A better CPU would probably help with that in GW2 and other CPU-intensive games, but I don't think anyone's tested how much. For games like Crysis 3, a better video card would probably help more.

User Info: Trance_Fan

3 years ago#3
i7 will always be better than matter what

the ones who say i5 is good or the same only say that to justify their purchase, when in reality the i7 is much better for everything
i think it's nice

User Info: TaintedEon

3 years ago#4
That's what I was thinking. I imagine that my i5 3570k is causing the slight dips in MMOs and even some games, because the gtx 770 should be more than enough.

User Info: Shub

3 years ago#5
No one "bashes" Core i7 CPUs, they merely point out that the price difference between an i5 and i7 does not usually translate into an increase in performance that justifies that price difference. And it's true, in a lot of cases.
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-To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.

User Info: Incendia_Intus

3 years ago#6
It isn't going to matter really if the game doesn't support hyper-threading, and most don't.
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User Info: Ha_D00D

3 years ago#7
Where are you seeing people bashing i7s? They cost a bit more, but that doesn't make them bad by any means.
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User Info: TaintedEon

3 years ago#8
Anytime I mention scrapping my i5 3570k for an i7 I get lit up usually on the forums by people telling me I have no idea what I am talking about and doing.

User Info: SinisterSlay

3 years ago#9
Incendia_Intus posted...
It isn't going to matter really if the game doesn't support hyper-threading, and most don't.

I thought the hyperthreading was just hardware controlled, and the OS sees it as another processor core and allocates threads accordingly. Thus a game doesn't need to know, it just spawns threads?
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User Info: JonWood007

3 years ago#10
No one actually bashes the i7s. They're the best CPUs around. They're just not worth the price for gaming, since performance is only a little above the i5s.
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