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i5 4670k vs i7 4770k

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November 7, 2013 8:37:51 AM

Hello, im wondering if its really much difference between i7 4770k and i5 4670k.
I would like a powerful cpu, but not too expensive, and since the i5 is cheaper, and almost the same GHz, I would like if its much difference or not.

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November 7, 2013 8:41:56 AM

The difference is the hyper threading, but if its just for gaming, you could evengo for a i5 3570K :) 
November 7, 2013 8:45:24 AM

Is a 3570k enough? Yeah, it is just for pretty much gaming. So you recommend a 3570k?
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November 7, 2013 8:45:49 AM

i7 4770K has and extra 2 MB of L3 cache, and 8 "virtual" cores (on 4 physical cores) rather than the i5 4670K's 4 physical cores alone

This is a good read:
Tom's "Best Gaming CPUs For The Money: October 2013"
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...
November 7, 2013 8:47:47 AM

By the way, im running a AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GDDR5. So I want as much Power from it, because the CPU I have now, doesnt let my GPU work on max.

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November 7, 2013 8:51:26 AM
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I use my 7950 with an i5 3330 and don't have any bottleneck.. a 3570K is more than enough, you'll see about 8% more performance with Haswell! If you're willing to pay the extra bucks do it, but is not that necessary
November 7, 2013 8:59:09 AM

Okay, thanks for the help! :) <3
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November 7, 2013 9:12:49 AM

You're welcome :)  Thanks for picking me as solution
November 7, 2013 9:29:03 AM

Svantelol said:
Okay, thanks for the help! :) <3


If you ever want to upgrade in the future you will need to buy a whole new board and processor again. It would be smarter to go with the 4670k now so you have an l1150 socket and not a 1155 socket. You will be stuck if you ever want to upgrade to stuff in the future with the 1155 socket
November 8, 2013 6:15:27 AM

Thats smart, I might even go for that, thanks for letting me know that! Didnt think of that!
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November 8, 2013 7:00:52 AM

Broadwell will probably use another socket and another set of chipsets, same will happen with Skylake
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