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cpu gaming question

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August 22, 2013 6:32:04 PM

Which cpu is better for gaming? I5 4th or i7 4th ? And why? Its a 100 dollar difference.

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August 22, 2013 6:35:20 PM

I5 4th because I7 4th is overkill.

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August 22, 2013 6:37:55 PM

When it comes to gaming, I recommend the Intel i5's over the i7's, reason being is that almost no PC game on the market to date utilized hyper-threading and in some games hyper-threading can actually drop your FPS.Were Hyper-threading shines at, is if you do projects such as video editing/rendering, 3D rendering or graphics designing.

I personally have the Intel i5-3570K and the Intel i7-4770K, I also am a big Crysis 3 fan and play the game alot. I honestly can not tell the deference between the two CPU's when playing that game.

I would take the extra $100 you would be spending on the Intel i7 and put it towards a high end GPU. PC games to day are more GPU intensive then they are CPU intensive. The better your GPU the better the game play expanse you will have.

Hope this helped you,


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