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Is an Intel Core i5-3570K upgrade worth it?

Hi everyone, I currently have an i5-3450 @ 3.10 GHz processor. Is it worth upgrading to the i5-3570?
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  1. for what? i run a 3.3/3.7 cpu. does enough for me. why waste money?
  2. if you mean the non K vs, unless somebody is giving you the chip, no. you would need to run benchmarks to find any difference.
  3. Elrment said:
    Hi everyone, I currently have an i5-3450 @ 3.10 GHz processor. Is it worth upgrading to the i5-3570?


    5-10% boost for $200 ! Your processor is good enough. Upgrade the video card .
  4. chrisso said:
    if you mean the non K vs, unless somebody is giving you the chip, no. you would need to run benchmarks to find any difference.


    Oh, I am just trying to find a good CPU upgrade for Battlefield 4. I have an h77 pro4/mvp motherboard so I think it hinders my choices honestly...
  5. Ah, it is a k? the performance increase if you have an aftermarket cooler and z board already is worth about
    $16.
  6. whitecat said:
    Elrment said:
    Hi everyone, I currently have an i5-3450 @ 3.10 GHz processor. Is it worth upgrading to the i5-3570?


    5-10% boost for $200 ! Your processor is good enough. Upgrade the video card .



    Oh..haha I have a gtx 760. I'm just really wanting to upgrade for a better battlefield 4 experience.
  7. unless you get some crackerjack with a high end processor to give you and knowledge to over clock it to 5.0GHZ............ be happy with what you have.
  8. If you overclock, the 3570k can be up to 30% faster. Without OC, 10% at most. You can decide for yourself if the performance boost is worth the money.
  9. swifty_morgan said:
    unless you get some crackerjack with a high end processor to give you and knowledge to over clock it to 5.0GHZ............ be happy with what you have.


    Well alright. I am grateful just curious how I should proceed in upgrading that's all.
  10. Best answer
    http://www.bf4blog.com/battlefield-4-retail-gpu-cpu-benchmarks/

    Your minimums are going to be about 59 fps, and your screen cannot show any increases above 60.
    You already have a good gaming processor, you wouldnt notice any difference.
  11. You have a cpu rated in the top tier of toms hardware's gaming cpu charts. If a developer writes a game your cpu cant play really well, he or she will go bankrupt.
  12. Elrment said:
    whitecat said:
    Elrment said:
    Hi everyone, I currently have an i5-3450 @ 3.10 GHz processor. Is it worth upgrading to the i5-3570?


    5-10% boost for $200 ! Your processor is good enough. Upgrade the video card .



    Oh..haha I have a gtx 760. I'm just really wanting to upgrade for a better battlefield 4 experience.


    Get another GTX 760 and sli . i am not a fanboy of that though
  13. 30% above 59 fps is 76fps, and the monitor goes at 60 fps. net gain on minimum fps, 1 frame.
    This is assuming no 144 htz or sim monitor, but I suspect not because of the bangs per $ gaming rig.
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