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How much differents between Intel Core i7-3770K / 4770K?

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September 26, 2013 7:18:05 AM


I have built a new system and have the following specifications:

Intel Core ™ i7-3770K
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600MHz
Asus GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II OC 2GB
Corsair Hydro H80i
Samsung SSD 840 Series 120GB

Now I get a comment from a friend, why I did not go for the 4th generation.
Games work fine and am very happy my setup, but now he indicates that there is a lot of difference between the 3rd and 4th series processors from Intel. He thinks that I had should buy also a new motherboard with socket 1150.

I can run Battlefield 3 on 100 frames on ultimate settings with maxed out settings.

Is it true that there is a world of difference between the 4770k and 3770K?
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September 26, 2013 7:22:06 AM

google 4770k review
September 26, 2013 1:11:15 PM

About 5-7% performance advantage from 4770K is the difference but it also overclocks much worse and overheats more.
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September 26, 2013 3:18:52 PM

Think the difference is 5-10% in favor of the 4770. The older cpu overclocks better. the newer motherboards has more 'features'. Tom's still reports the 3xxx cpus as the 'best buys'. I don't overclock, so it a haswell myself.

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September 26, 2013 6:15:32 PM

Yeah, there's no point in upgrading to Haswell if you already have Ivy Bridge, the performance difference is way too small. The only reason I could see to upgrade would be if:
a. you wanted better integrated graphics really badly
b. you have more than 2 SSDs, and thus can benefit from the extra SATA 6Gbps ports
c. you own a large number of bandwidth hungry USB 3.0 devices, and want to use them all simultaneously
September 26, 2013 11:32:29 PM

Hi, simon12 / computertech82 / Supernova1138.
This was what I was looking for. Thanks for your great help.