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i7 4770k vs i5 4670k for gaming

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July 19, 2013 5:14:00 PM

Do I was wondering which cpu would be better for gaming, given the price, capabilities, and its over all performance. I needed to know because I am building my own gaming computer. I know the i7 has slightly better clock speed, but reviews say that i5 is better for gaming. The i7 is $400 and the i5 is $250. I want more performance, but I also want it cheaper.

So, can you please tell me which cpu is better, or if there is a better alternative of the intel line-up. Thanks in advance :) 

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July 19, 2013 5:27:42 PM
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I5 hands down. There is a 100mhz difference in clock speed between the two Cpu's, that is about the only advantage the I7 has over that I5 for GAMES. If you are getting the 4670k Cpu, you can overclock it and negate that difference in clock speed though. So opt for the I5 4670k, and get a decent cooler(at least a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, and preferably a Noctua ND-U14s) so you can take advantage of the unlocked multiplier and overclock.
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July 19, 2013 5:37:26 PM

thanks for your answer :)  i was expecting it, but I asked just to be sure. And yes i do have a decent cooler, its made specifically for overclocking. Its a huge heatsink with 12 pipes and 4 fans
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July 19, 2013 5:41:58 PM

4 fans? I didn't know the Alpenfohn Everest had actually been released.
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July 19, 2013 5:51:23 PM

That is a monstrous cooler. Honestly, I'd swap it out for something smaller, and probably better. Take a look at the Noctua NH-U14S or Nh-U12s. I saw one review on the Scythe, and it performed 1 degree C better than the NH-D14 under load,overclocked. For that size though, I think you'd be better served with something quieter and better performing, and a #$@ of a lot smaller.
September 18, 2013 2:39:04 PM

Swordkd said:
I5 hands down. There is a 100mhz difference in clock speed between the two Cpu's, that is about the only advantage the I7 has over that I5 for GAMES. If you are getting the 4670k Cpu, you can overclock it and negate that difference in clock speed though. So opt for the I5 4670k, and get a decent cooler(at least a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, and preferably a Noctua ND-U14s) so you can take advantage of the unlocked multiplier and overclock.


You took this answer from Yahoo answer's lol ? :p 

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20130809043...
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September 18, 2013 4:02:19 PM

Not quite. I answered them both. Or maybe someone copied and pasted my answer, since the one on Tom's here was posted first.
February 9, 2014 6:41:22 PM

Swordkd said:
I5 hands down. There is a 100mhz difference in clock speed between the two Cpu's, that is about the only advantage the I7 has over that I5 for GAMES. If you are getting the 4670k Cpu, you can overclock it and negate that difference in clock speed though. So opt for the I5 4670k, and get a decent cooler(at least a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, and preferably a Noctua ND-U14s) so you can take advantage of the unlocked multiplier and overclock.
Not 100% correct. The i7 4770k is actually superior to the 4670k under a few scenarios. One being Multiplayer games. Like SC 2 and BF3/4. Example in BF4 multiplayer using a pair of Nvidia cards in sli, the 4670k has a low framerate hit of 64fps, while the 4770k has a minimum FPS of 84fps.........that's significant. Same with the average and top fps #'s too.........basically a 20fps across the board.

In SC2 its even more significant. The i7's HT ability gives it a significant boost on multiplayer games that become CPU bound. The i5 is a great bang for the buck chip, but the i7's HT is IMO worth the extra $50-75 currently too, especially if you play a MMO game.

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