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I7 4770 vs I5 4670 for gaming?

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October 17, 2013 7:09:16 AM

Hello, Im just wondering which one i shoudl get for my $1,500 dollar "plan" build, basically, i was reading up, and apparently, theI7 is for Workstations and things like that, not really for gaming, so, Should i go with the i5? or the i7?

Keep in mind, im planning to use a MSI Gaming Gtx 760 or 770, So if there is any bottlenecks, just let me know.


Will also be planning on recording videos with fraps...

Any answers appreciated


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October 17, 2013 7:16:54 AM

Xyloriuphon said:
Will also be planning on recording videos with fraps...


Get I7, HT can help here for sure.
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October 17, 2013 7:17:56 AM

if you'll using just single card, then use i5.

But if in the future you want to add more card to make multicards system , then go to i7.
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October 17, 2013 7:18:10 AM

The only difference between the i5 and i7 is the hyperthreading. And gaming has no use for hyperthreading.
i5-4670k is sufficient for you.
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October 17, 2013 7:18:16 AM

Gaidax said:
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Will also be planning on recording videos with fraps.../quotemsg]

Get I7, HT can help here for sure.
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so, apparently, there isnt much difference between the i5 and the i7, so, if im wanting to record, I should get the i7? Will there be any price drops compared to the i5?

(sorry for all the quotes, TH is drunk)
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October 17, 2013 7:21:16 AM

The point is that I5 is awesome and all, but as you say - you want to game AND record or maybe even stream and when I hear that, I just think you would like to have that extra muscle to cover you once you need it.
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October 17, 2013 7:25:45 AM

Quaddro said:
if you'll using just single card, then use i5.

But if in the future you want to add more card to make multicards system , then go to i7.


How so? Is there an article you can link me to?
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October 17, 2013 8:06:34 AM

Gaidax said:
The point is that I5 is awesome and all, but as you say - you want to game AND record or maybe even stream and when I hear that, I just think you would like to have that extra muscle to cover you once you need it.


So, pretty much, the i7 is the way to go, but, it is faster then the i5?
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October 17, 2013 8:30:31 AM

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It's not faster, it's the same, but it's more suited for multitasking which is what you ask for when you game and record at the same time.

What's certain, it's definitely not slower than I5. You can say that I7 is basically I5 with extra multitasking juice, exactly what you need here.
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October 17, 2013 10:12:19 AM

WarWolverineWarrior said:
Quaddro said:
if you'll using just single card, then use i5.

But if in the future you want to add more card to make multicards system , then go to i7.


How so? Is there an article you can link me to?


google is your friend..search by yourself. And don't always ask about this and that..:) 

btw, the logic is easy, any multicard solution needs more power in order to control more component..for this case, is graphics cards..
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October 17, 2013 11:18:13 AM

Quaddro said:
WarWolverineWarrior said:
Quaddro said:
if you'll using just single card, then use i5.

But if in the future you want to add more card to make multicards system , then go to i7.


How so? Is there an article you can link me to?


google is your friend..search by yourself. And don't always ask about this and that..:) 

btw, the logic is easy, any multicard solution needs more power in order to control more component..for this case, is graphics cards..


I tried googling before I asked. Logic tells me that having 2 GPUs wount affect the CPU HT usage. Floating point calculations have nothing to do with CPU. HT happens when a process is on blocked or suspended state due to fetching necessary resources for that process to continue so it lets another program to run until it gets what it needs and or the 2 programs alternate when one has to stop. It's just a more efficient use of processor. Efficient use of a processor means that a processor is used most often and it spends less time waiting for data fetch.

So when you render an object, pic, video. You are creating an object with lots of properties which takes lots of resources and that's when ur processor is fetching and calculating a lot.

When playing games, the objects aren't created by ur CPU. They are already created by game developers and loaded onto your VRAM on ur gpu.

CPU will calculate angles and trajectories while gpu is responsible for smoothly displaying them.

So there Is no need for HT CPU unless I'm missing something.

Plz send me a link.
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October 17, 2013 7:57:34 PM

Neither! If you don't want to overclock the Xeon E3-1230 V3 is the better value at $250.
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October 18, 2013 3:07:33 AM

Lessthannil said:
Neither! If you don't want to overclock the Xeon E3-1230 V3 is the better value at $250.


Wrong! That Xeon has no Quick Sync support, newer recording software supports Quick Sync encoding, which boosts recording performance.
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