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i5 3570k vs i7 3770k???

I was thinking of upgrading in the next couple of months first my MB(Asus p8z77 v lx to p8z77 v pro) and perhaps my CPU. I just want to know would it really be worth it to upgrade from the I5 3570k to the i7 3770k I don't think it would make much of a difference fro gaming but what would the pros be to such an update
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  1. massa902 said:
    I was thinking of upgrading in the next couple of months first my MB(Asus p8z77 v lx to p8z77 v pro) and perhaps my CPU. I just want to know would it really be worth it to upgrade from the I5 3570k to the i7 3770k I don't think it would make much of a difference fro gaming but what would the pros be to such an update


    Well, hardware wise, 100mhz, 2mb, Hyperthreading are the bonus with the I7. There is little or no benefit to the I7 over the I5 in gaming. In heavier workloads, multitasking, editing etc, there wil be an increase because of the HT and more performance. The I5-3570k isn't going to be that far behind even though it has no HT. Not worth the premium, unless your using it for other things, asides from gaming.
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    An i5 is an ideal choice for gaming, I mean it would be a waste of money buying the i7 if you are not going to take advantages of those Multiple Cores or HT unless you are Video editing, Photoshop, Rendering ect. Instead of upgrading your CPU and MB why not just Upgrade your GPU or add another one, now that makes a difference in gaming. Don't get me wrong running an i7 would run things alot smoother. It pretty much comes downs to if you have the budget or not. But i'd upgrade or add another GPU if it was purley for gaming.
  3. So, since you are upgrading the MOBO first, do you have an LGA 1155 CPU?

    The i5/i7 have almost minimal difference in gaming performace, though if you are working such as editing, go for the i7, if not, i5.
  4. vinhn said:
    So, since you are upgrading the MOBO first, do you have an LGA 1155 CPU?

    The i5/i7 have almost minimal difference in gaming performace, though if you are working such as editing, go for the i7, if not, i5.


    it is LGA 1155 MB and the reason is I was thinking of upgrading was because I am going back to school and want to pursue a design/editing career
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    it is LGA 1155 MB and the reason is I was thinking of upgrading was because I am going back to school and want to pursue a design/editing career


    Well in that case the i7 is a great choice, you surely will need and take advantages of those Multiple Cores and HT. With editing programs since most of them are recourse hoggers.
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