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May 26, 2013 7:41:25 AM

I know, you've all seen this thread a thousand times, but I have a different outlook on things. Money isn't really an issue for me at the moment, so I could get either. So my question is, which should I get if I'm making the upgrade to future-proof my system? I know today games really only take advantage of one thread, but I would think eventually that games would use multiple threads to their full extent. What do you guys think?

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May 26, 2013 7:45:32 AM

For future proofing, wait a couple weeks and get a Core i7-4770K.
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May 26, 2013 7:55:40 AM

3570K. It still has 4 cores. Games won't be needing then that for quite some time.
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May 26, 2013 7:58:10 AM

there is no thing as future proof in comptures!new things come out all the time!for gaming go for one 3570k or wait for hasswell i7 for gaming would be a waste(friendly)!

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May 26, 2013 8:17:07 AM
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CPUGeek said:
I know, you've all seen this thread a thousand times, but I have a different outlook on things. Money isn't really an issue for me at the moment, so I could get either. So my question is, which should I get if I'm making the upgrade to future-proof my system? I know today games really only take advantage of one thread, but I would think eventually that games would use multiple threads to their full extent. What do you guys think?


If you already have an 1155 motherboard the 3770K. If upgrading motherboard also, the Haswel 4770k.
May 26, 2013 8:36:34 AM

4770k's price will be higher with not much advantage this processor would give comparing 3770k. I'd buy 3770k as you dont need to upgrade motherboard in this case.
May 26, 2013 9:37:32 AM

Woah. That got a lot of responses.

Denii: I read that the 4770k will be the same price as the 3770k.

I'm upgrading from AMD, so I'm getting a new motherboard too.
It completely slipped my mind that Haswell is coming out. I won't make the purchase until around mid-July anyways, so I might as well go Haswell. I'll decide on the 4770k or the 4570k (assuming that's what it'll be called) when they're released and benched.

Thanks all :D 
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May 26, 2013 10:01:20 AM

CPUGeek said:
Woah. That got a lot of responses.

Denii: I read that the 4770k will be the same price as the 3770k.

I'm upgrading from AMD, so I'm getting a new motherboard too.
It completely slipped my mind that Haswell is coming out. I won't make the purchase until around mid-July anyways, so I might as well go Haswell. I'll decide on the 4770k or the 4570k (assuming that's what it'll be called) when they're released and benched.

Thanks all :D 

It'll be the Core i5-4670K. And yeah the leaks/rumors indicate pricing should be almost identical to Ivy Bridge.
May 26, 2013 10:49:02 AM

Sakkura said:
For future proofing, wait a couple weeks and get a Core i7-4770K.


There's no such thing as futureproofing.

Everything becomes obeselete eventually. Skywell is already the announced successor to Haswell/Broadwell and will use a different chipset.

Get what's best for now. But most of all, what's best for your dollar. I mean, if you can save a noticble chunk getting a year older generaton then go ahead. I did with the 3570k.

A year is a long time in the techworld and so many changes can happen.
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May 26, 2013 11:04:58 AM

linkgx1 said:
Sakkura said:
For future proofing, wait a couple weeks and get a Core i7-4770K.


There's no such thing as futureproofing.

Everything becomes obeselete eventually. Skywell is already the announced successor to Haswell/Broadwell and will use a different chipset.

Get what's best for now. But most of all, what's best for your dollar. I mean, if you can save a noticble chunk getting a year older generaton then go ahead. I did with the 3570k.

A year is a long time in the techworld and so many changes can happen.

Of course there is such a thing as future-proofing. It just has limits. A Core i7-4770K will last the same user with the same requirements longer than a Core i7-3770K, just not that much longer (let alone forever).

A year is a long time, but Haswell is arriving in ONE WEEK. And you don't really save money by getting older processors, because Intel rarely cut prices on them.
May 26, 2013 3:10:07 PM

Sakkura said:
linkgx1 said:
Sakkura said:
For future proofing, wait a couple weeks and get a Core i7-4770K.


There's no such thing as futureproofing.

Everything becomes obeselete eventually. Skywell is already the announced successor to Haswell/Broadwell and will use a different chipset.

Get what's best for now. But most of all, what's best for your dollar. I mean, if you can save a noticble chunk getting a year older generaton then go ahead. I did with the 3570k.

A year is a long time in the techworld and so many changes can happen.

Of course there is such a thing as future-proofing. It just has limits. A Core i7-4770K will last the same user with the same requirements longer than a Core i7-3770K, just not that much longer (let alone forever).

A year is a long time, but Haswell is arriving in ONE WEEK. And you don't really save money by getting older processors, because Intel rarely cut prices on them.


I would say that. My local Microcenter has huge discounts on the 3570k. It's $169.99. I mean, if Haswell is that price then I'd regret it...but I doubt it. Either way, Both Haswell and Ivy Bridge will be obselete by 2015. I think.
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May 26, 2013 5:30:17 PM

linkgx1 said:
I would say that. My local Microcenter has huge discounts on the 3570k. It's $169.99. I mean, if Haswell is that price then I'd regret it...but I doubt it. Either way, Both Haswell and Ivy Bridge will be obselete by 2015. I think.

Microcenter isn't available to everyone, besides, they often offer discounts on processors; no reason to believe they wouldn't do the same with Haswell (though probably not in the first several weeks). The MSRPs are supposed to be roughly the same for Haswell CPUs as they are for Ivy Bridge CPUs.
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