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Ivy Bridge VS Haswell

hello guys iam building a new pc which build is better

First :
VGA : Sapphire HD 7950 3gb GDDR5
Cpu : I5-3470
MotherBoard : Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H 1155

Second :

VGA : Sapphire HD 7870 XT
Cpu : I5-4570
MotherBoard : Fatal1ty H87 Performance


notes :

iam not going to OC
my resolution 1366x768
i care about maxing games with playable fps +40 or 50+...
games like crysis 3 arma 3 battlefield 4-3 assassin's creed 4 watchdogs gta ...

So which build from these builds is going to give me cool fps in all games ?
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  1. 4570+GTX 760 will be the best option IMO
  2. haswell has a bit better performance clock for clock BUT since you can overclock ivy higher than haswell you are looking at a wash . the deal breaker is the graphics card since the majority of games are gpu dependent.

    7950 > 7870XT hands down.

    oopps. those are non "k"s on a h series boards - sorry but i'll still stick to the gpu denpendancy stuff and not change my suggestion.
  3. jinayhvora said:
    4570+GTX 760 will be the best option IMO


    my budget won't fit the 760 + 4570 but it will fit 3470 and 760
  4. qbsinfo said:
    haswell has a bit better performance clock for clock BUT since you can overclock ivy higher than haswell you are looking at a wash . the deal breaker is the graphics card since the majority of games are gpu dependent.

    7950 > 7870XT hands down.

    oopps. those are non "k"s on a h series boards - sorry but i'll still stick to the gpu denpendancy stuff and not change my suggestion.


    i really don't like oc so should i go with 7950 with 3470 or xt and 4570 ?
  5. aoa aoaa said:
    qbsinfo said:
    haswell has a bit better performance clock for clock BUT since you can overclock ivy higher than haswell you are looking at a wash . the deal breaker is the graphics card since the majority of games are gpu dependent.

    7950 > 7870XT hands down.

    oopps. those are non "k"s on a h series boards - sorry but i'll still stick to the gpu denpendancy stuff and not change my suggestion.


    i really don't like oc so should i go with 7950 with 3470 or xt and 4570 ?

    7950+ 3470 FTW!
    i wasn't paying attention as i ought have so don't pay attention to overclocking. the performance difference you will get with the 7950 over the 7870XT will more than compansate for the difference in the cpus, if any.
  6. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161420
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127737

    Those are the two cheapest 7950s on newegg right now. I think the HiS one is better.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026 This is a good one from Sapphire but it's sold out on newegg but it's sold out one day and in stock the next. It's similar to my http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202007

    I think the 760 might be a little bit better at stock but I know the 7950 overclocks really well. I know you are not planning on overclocking but it's still good to know. I get my Sapphire 7950 to near 1200 on the core without touching voltage. Also with the 7950 you get to choose 3 free games. The cheapest 760 is $250.00.
  7. Pavel Pokidaylo said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161420
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127737

    Those are the two cheapest 7950s on newegg right now. I think the HiS one is better.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026 This is a good one from Sapphire but it's sold out on newegg but it's sold out one day and in stock the next. It's similar to my http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202007

    I think the 760 might be a little bit better at stock but I know the 7950 overclocks really well. I know you are not planning on overclocking but it's still good to know. I get my Sapphire 7950 to near 1200 on the core without touching voltage. Also with the 7950 you get to choose 3 free games. The cheapest 760 is $250.00.


    just an FYI, i just clicked on the first shappire card and it looks to be in stock even if the OP doesn't want to OC now it would be the card to get.
  8. Like I said, sold out one day, in stock the next :)

    I've been told it doesn't really get any better than Sapphire when it comes to AMD.
  9. :na:
    gotcha.

    and yes that sapphire has a 7970 pcb and is voltage unlocked.
  10. so should i go with 3470 and 7950 ?
  11. Best answer
    yes!
  12. jinayhvora said:
    4570+GTX 760 will be the best option IMO


    With the OP's current monitor just about any GPU should be pretty decent.
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