I am upgrading my CPU from i5 3450 to either i7 3770K or i7 3770 but i was wondering is there absolutely any performance boost the K series CPU gives 'without OC', as far as i know it doesn't, as i don't want to OC and add cost for a new heatsink and fan, is it better for me to opt for non-K version, instead.
I am absolutely not gonna play games on this PC. I want it for 3D (3d MAX) and FULLHD video rendering (After Effects and Premiere). I have a GTX 650 Ti 1 Gb, so i don't care for integrated graphics.
How big is the difference in performance is from i5 3450 to i7 3770?
Also, can somebody please provide link for a detailed i7 3770 review and benchmark, because wherever i looked, most sites provide the K version review.
Actually i am going for non-K version, because it won't mean added cost and higher power consumption, plus, i am sure difference between i5 3450 to i7 3770 will be significant enough to keep me happy. Now, that it is confirmed 3770K doesn't provide any benefits at stock-speed, there is no more reasons to spend extra for a few percentage of performance boost.