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Does CPU Speed affect Gaming?

Hello, I am either gonna get an intel i5 3570k or 4670k for my new gaming rig. I was wondering if the CPU speed will affect gaming in terms of framerate, etc. If CPU speed does affects gaming, then I'll get the 3570k.
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  1. Yes todays games are even cpu extensive
    Crysis 3 utilizes full 6 cores of the 1090t phenom cpu
  2. of course it does. but its not an amazing amount, some people think that it will make games go from slideshow to butter but usually you gain like 10 fps (depending on the overclock). still the 3570k is a better choice because its cooler and overclocks better. you should be able to reach 4.2ghz pretty easily with a good cooler on it.
  3. chairsgotoschool said:
    of course it does. but its not an amazing amount, some people think that it will make games go from slideshow to butter but usually you gain like 10 fps (depending on the overclock). still the 3570k is a better choice because its cooler and overclocks better. you should be able to reach 4.2ghz pretty easily with a good cooler on it.


    What kind of cooler would I need to reach 4.2 Ghz? How about a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo? And how about the motherboard then? I would like a decent one in the $150 price range. I've heard the AsRock Z77 Extreme4 is pretty good?
  4. Get a hyper 212 evo u can get 4.3-4.4 ghz with this cooler
  5. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    Yes todays games are even cpu extensive
    Crysis 3 utilizes full 6 cores of the 1090t phenom cpu


    Would 8 cores help since the next gen consoles are gonna have that? I have the AMD Fx 8350 in mind...
  6. Best answer
    I would suggest u an fx 8350 cpu
    Reasons
    1.it can outperform a 3570k
    2. Eight core advantage


    U must be reading that people say that "theres no need for eight core there is no game foreseable future that could even utilize 4 cores at their full potential"
    This statement is UNTRUE

    Even present games like crysis 3 utilizes full 6 cores of phenom ll 1090t so u ll need a eight core for future proofing
    This is the reason that future consoles like xbox1 and ps4 wuold be having 8 cores

    U can consider fx 8350 too
  7. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    Get a hyper 212 evo u can get 4.3-4.4 ghz with this cooler


    Sn1992-1361850 said:

    I would suggest u an fx 8350 cpu
    Reasons
    1.it can outperform a 3570k
    2. Eight core advantage


    U must be reading that people say that "theres no need for eight core there is no game foreseable future that could even utilize 4 cores at their full potential"
    This statement is UNTRUE

    Even present games like crysis 3 utilizes full 6 cores of phenom ll 1090t so u ll need a eight core for future proofing
    This is the reason that future consoles like xbox1 and ps4 wuold be having 8 cores

    U can consider fx 8350 too


    Hmm, how is 8350 when it comes to overclocking? Or I guess I don't need to given the fact it's already 4.0 Ghz lol. I had the Asus Z87-A mobo in mind if i got an intel CPU, but i guess I'll need to research another one...
  8. Its a good overclocker stable at 4.5 ghz
    Yeah u r ryt
  9. I feel like you created the same post again and just reworded it, but anyways I think you will be happy with Intel or AMD. Any recent CPU in the price range of $110 to $200+ will get you good frame rates with a good GPU.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106.html
  10. I have a 3570k @ 4.3ghz with a CM Hyper 212. If you go with the 3570k, I recommend an Asrock Z77 Extreme 4. It is a nice board for the money. Have had mine for a little over a year now.
  11. logainofhades said:
    I have a 3570k @ 4.3ghz with a CM Hyper 212. If you go with the 3570k, I recommend an Asrock Z77 Extreme 4. It is a nice board for the money. Have had mine for a little over a year now.


    Would I be able to have a stable overlock @ 4.2 with Hyper 212? And for the mobo, I've heard some really bad things about the Extreme 4 when it comes to overclocking... I'll either go with an Asus P8Z77-V or Gigabyte Z77x-ud3h. Or maybe a MSI Z77.
  12. yeah with 4.2 with ease no problem
  13. InfernalSurge said:
    logainofhades said:
    I have a 3570k @ 4.3ghz with a CM Hyper 212. If you go with the 3570k, I recommend an Asrock Z77 Extreme 4. It is a nice board for the money. Have had mine for a little over a year now.


    Would I be able to have a stable overlock @ 4.2 with Hyper 212? And for the mobo, I've heard some really bad things about the Extreme 4 when it comes to overclocking... I'll either go with an Asus P8Z77-V or Gigabyte Z77x-ud3h. Or maybe a MSI Z77.


    I have had the 3570k, hyper 212, and Z77 Extreme4 for a little over year. I am @ 4.3 stable. Also, THG even approved of the board, which is why I bought it.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-express-ivy-bridge-benchmark,3254-35.html
  14. logainofhades said:
    InfernalSurge said:
    logainofhades said:
    I have a 3570k @ 4.3ghz with a CM Hyper 212. If you go with the 3570k, I recommend an Asrock Z77 Extreme 4. It is a nice board for the money. Have had mine for a little over a year now.


    Would I be able to have a stable overlock @ 4.2 with Hyper 212? And for the mobo, I've heard some really bad things about the Extreme 4 when it comes to overclocking... I'll either go with an Asus P8Z77-V or Gigabyte Z77x-ud3h. Or maybe a MSI Z77.



    I have had the 3570k, hyper 212, and Z77 Extreme4 for a little over year. I am @ 4.3 stable. Also, THG even approved of the board, which is why I bought it.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-express-ivy-bridge-benchmark,3254-35.html


    Hmm, well between the Asrock and Asus p8z77-v, which one should I go?
  15. my pick would be asus z77-v as they have slightly better quality
  16. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    my pick would be asus z77-v as they have slightly better quality


    Really? why is the gigabyte priced a bit higher?
  17. I wouldn't bother with the FX-8350 at the moment since it will take sometime before games are capable of making use of 8 cores especially if you are talking about efficient usage. Perhaps in maybe 3 or 4 years that will happen, but even today the games that can make use of 4 cores do not necessarily take full advantage of all 4 cores.

    If you plan on keeping the FX-8350 for at least 4 years, then sure go ahead an buy it. But for now and the short term future (about 3 years) Intel CPUs should still provide overall better performance in games that are CPU intensive. For games that are not CPU intensive (like Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite) you will not notice any difference in performance between a FX-8350 / i5-3570k / i5-4670k.
  18. jaguarskx said:
    I wouldn't bother with the FX-8350 at the moment since it will take sometime before games are capable of making use of 8 cores especially if you are talking about efficient usage. Perhaps in maybe 3 or 4 years that will happen, but even today the games that can make use of 4 cores do not necessarily take full advantage of all 4 cores.

    If you plan on keeping the FX-8350 for at least 4 years, then sure go ahead an buy it. But for now and the short term future (about 3 years) Intel CPUs should still provide overall better performance in games that are CPU intensive. For games that are not CPU intensive (like Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite) you will not notice any difference in performance between a FX-8350 / i5-3570k / i5-4670k.


    Thanks, I think I'll go with 3570k for now (: I will be playing next gen games, especially Battlefield 4, AC4, and Watchdogs.
  19. If I had the choice between a 3570k (Haswell) or an FX 8350 I would choose the 3570k in a heartbeat. From a pure gaming standpoint there is absolutely no logical reason whatsoever to pick the AMD platform unless your hanging on the logic od "Mooooooorrrr Cooorzz is better for future"!! No doubt developers will become accustomed to using more threads but this by no means = the FX beating the I5 automatic no questions asked. The i5 is the stronger, more powerful, more effecient, more future proof processer. I'll happily eat crow if I turn out to be wrong. Some reason why the 3570k is the obvious choice are..

    1) upgrade path= buying the FX is buying a dead socket.

    2)performance=Even with less cores the 3570k absolutely obliterates the FX in anything using 4 cores or less (which is 90% of the games out there) and still handily matches or beats the 8350 in heavily multithreaded games due to the IPC of the intel. Did I mention the i5 is nearly 50% more powerful on a per core basis?

    3)Features=with the i5 ou get quicksync,speedstep,pcie 3.0, etc. Getting the AMD no PCI-e 3.0 for you. For now it barely makes a difference but in a few years you'll be bottlenecking the most powerful GFX cards. Good luck with that.

    4)Power Consumption=while it can be argued that desktop enthusiasts could care less about power consumptiion given the choice between a nuclear reactor or a lightbulb why choose more heat Lol? The FX when heavily overclocked (which is the only way ot match the performance of even a stock i5) sucks more than 250w. It's insanely inneficient compared to the i5.

    cpu bound games=Thsi cannot be stressed enough. Games that require 1-4 powerful cores with some grunt fail terribly on the FX. Even when heavily overclocked the FX can barely manage to keep up with a stock 2500k my less a 3570k in thse types of games. FX fails terribly in this regard. So if you play games that require powerful cores ger ready for frustration.

    The 3 year old 2500k is a better processor than the 8350. The 3570k just multiplies. If you want a power hungry cpu with limited features and a dead socket just for the purpose of having those few extra semi cores get the FX.
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