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i4770, i7 4770k, FX-8350 No Cost Comparison

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October 2, 2013 7:33:55 AM

If all 3 CPUs [hypothetically] cost the same amount of money, which processor would be best for...

Games?
Rendering?
Overall?

keep in mind Stock vs Overclock speeds.

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October 2, 2013 7:41:55 AM

I7 4770K wins every time. Even in content creation(rendering), the I7 will scale better thanks to a better IPC and better memory performance. HOWEVER there are a few odd tests where the 8350 does beat the I7, but these situations are few and far between...

So what I am saying, the I7 is consistently faster and more likely to give a better user experience.
The I7 also generally allows easier OCing due to less heat production.
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October 2, 2013 7:49:40 AM

will a motherboard that supports the i7 4770k retain upgrade-ability for the next generation?

also what would be a good motherboard to be used with the i7 4770k?
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October 2, 2013 8:10:52 AM

4770k would be the top CPU in such a scenario.
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October 2, 2013 8:13:52 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1JYOV
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1JYOV/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1JYOV/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($325.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($120.00 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $765.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-02 11:12 EDT-0400)

ignoring the GFX card (to be upgraded later--placeholder) is that an efficient build?
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October 2, 2013 8:23:19 AM

ok

Thanks everyone : )
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October 2, 2013 8:25:50 AM

Archean_0 said:
will a motherboard that supports the i7 4770k retain upgrade-ability for the next generation?

also what would be a good motherboard to be used with the i7 4770k?


A 4770K would be the best at stock. It will be about 10-15% more capable than stock with a conservative overclock that the "K" permits. You will need a Z87 based motherboard. Pick your favorite brand, they are all good. If you need specific features like sli capability, wifi, extra sata ports, then you would look for them and expect to pay a bit more.

As of now, broadwell 14nm may not show up on the desktop; more likely it will be a haswell refresh. Both should be compatible with Z87.
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October 2, 2013 8:31:31 AM

geofelt said:
Archean_0 said:
will a motherboard that supports the i7 4770k retain upgrade-ability for the next generation?

also what would be a good motherboard to be used with the i7 4770k?


A 4770K would be the best at stock. It will be about 10-15% more capable than stock with a conservative overclock that the "K" permits. You will need a Z87 based motherboard. Pick your favorite brand, they are all good. If you need specific features like sli capability, wifi, extra sata ports, then you would look for them and expect to pay a bit more.

As of now, broadwell 14nm may not show up on the desktop; more likely it will be a haswell refresh. Both should be compatible with Z87.


cool

thanks : )
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