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Intel Core I5 4670K vs. AMD Athlon II 760K

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January 3, 2014 7:52:01 AM

I want to know what is better for in my next build :) 
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January 3, 2014 7:53:25 AM

The I5-4670K will murder the Athlon II 760K. This isn't really a fair comparison at all, however.
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January 3, 2014 7:58:05 AM

Yep, the i5 by far. One of the best Gaming CPUs on the market. However most games are more dependent on your GPU.
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January 3, 2014 8:12:07 AM

Many games would be MASSIVELY BOTTLENECKED by the cheaper CPU.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

Dirt 3 isn't so much like most racing games, but Skyrim, Deus Ex HR, and many other games are severely bottlenecked by most AMD CPU's especially older ones.

In fact, the i5-4670K probably gets about TWICE the performance in scenarios like these.
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January 3, 2014 8:17:09 AM

I think we are past games getting bottlenecked by today's CPU especially any quad core CPU even if its cheap.The question is how much more performnace one would get by an i5 compared to the athlon quad ? I think if it would mean spending money on a better GPU then athlon quad is a great CPU.I would imagine it would not be bottlenecked by any single GPU atleast.
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January 5, 2014 12:45:07 AM

mohit9206 said:
I think we are past games getting bottlenecked by today's CPU especially any quad core CPU even if its cheap.The question is how much more performnace one would get by an i5 compared to the athlon quad ? I think if it would mean spending money on a better GPU then athlon quad is a great CPU.I would imagine it would not be bottlenecked by any single GPU atleast.


Not to be rude, but your statement completely contradicts itself.

If there was NO bottleneck then games would perform identically with any 4-core CPU which is not the case. If the i5 performed better than the Quad Athlon then the Athlon was a bottleneck.

*A bottleneck exists when a BETTER PERFORMING part produces better performance. It's the DEFINITION of a bottleneck.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-8350-vishera-rev...

There's quite a difference in frame rates in this graph, in fact some 4-core CPU's not in the list get only HALF the frame rate as the top one. If the CPU wasn't a bottleneck then performance would be IDENTICAL for every CPU.

There seems to be some confusion about this. People will say "there's no CPU bottleneck" but also that "a better CPU will give better performance" which again is a contradiction.

I hope no offense is taken, just trying to educate.
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