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January 18, 2014 1:42:05 AM

so i mainly decided on getting the i5 3570k
i looked around on forums its better for ocing

so if i were to get the i5 4670k would i still be a le to play the older games out there on the market like cod: black ops / dead space / doom
i know its a stupid question but id like to know also if i do run older games will ther be a performance boost?

the 4th gen i5 4670k
can ya tell me more about it?

compare the 3rd gen i5 vs 4th gen i5 in gaming for next gen games like bf4 / cod ghosts future games will run on 4th gen?

would you say the asus z87-a mobo is good for ocing to either 4.4ghz or 4.5ghz ( i5 4670k )

id oc to be sure i can run sli
also id get a aftermarket cooler that fits mobo
and what not

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January 18, 2014 1:47:52 AM

Nothing is future-proof, we don't know what kind of requirements games will need in 6 months or a year.
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January 18, 2014 1:50:46 AM

better OC doesnt depends on haswell/ivy. both are great OC cpu.
ppl saying that haswell is bad at oc was getting bad batch cpu.

vote for 4670K
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January 18, 2014 1:51:19 AM

future proof is a bad work, don't like that.

Take a look on consoles, they use a lot of cores, everything will be working on more cores in the future.
BF4 is one of the games that started using those additional cores and next games like watchdogs will also do.

I think that AMD with their 8 cores and maybe in the future with more, will be more futureproof.

*As proWilma said, nothing is, but anyways..i5 is a good cpu and 4670 will run your games good in the next years
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January 18, 2014 1:51:43 AM

No tech is "future-proof" get that term out of your head, pro tech experts like Linus Sebastian, Logan from TekSyndicate and JayzTwoCents have both said this countless times
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January 18, 2014 1:52:15 AM

ah i just read that guess thats why we upgrade xD

so if i were to get a i5 3570k whats the highest gpu it can handle without even being close to bottlenecking?

im planning on get one for older gaming :) 

ya think id be able to run bf4 on this cpu i5 3570k if overclocked?

planning to oc the cpu to 4.5ghz

with high end gpu like 760 sc
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January 18, 2014 1:54:18 AM

nether666 said:
ah i just read that guess thats why we upgrade xD

so if i were to get a i5 3570k whats the highest gpu it can handle without even being close to bottlenecking?

im planning on get one for older gaming :) 

ya think id be able to run bf4 on this cpu i5 3570k if overclocked?

planning to oc the cpu to 4.5ghz

with high end gpu like 760 sc


Another term thrown around is "bottlenecking" watch this video and be confident with your next purchases without having it worry about the stupid term "bottlenecking" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAgpvWc4VBM
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January 18, 2014 1:54:34 AM

sorry forget the future proof was ever mentioned
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January 18, 2014 1:58:26 AM

Put it like this, even the old dual cores can still play the "multi-threaded" games like skyrim, bf4, tomb raider, etc. I vote for the 4670k also if you can afford it. BUT TAKE NOT: Next month there's a refresh of the haswell CPUs to be released. 4 cores would be enough for any game, IMHO.
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January 18, 2014 2:01:00 AM

yea.. he was right run for the hills ya billies we gota console noob here :p 
well i may not kno a thing about computers i do kmow how to assemble one :) 
install os / dwnload latest driver and game :) 

so for what im doing with my pc i really have no worries :) 
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January 18, 2014 2:04:38 AM

tech advances way to fast..
im sticking with the i5 3570 for its a cpu i kno and feel better with than all this newer stuff that may hav error. nothing is perfect only good and good doesn't last forever"
my self saying so anything i should know about pc community? so i dont scare or piss any one off
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January 18, 2014 2:16:30 AM

The term future proof is over used, its like in the future it will work fine with games unless games start using the latest technology which wont happen for ages because at least %50 of pc games don't have the latest technology. The only "future proofing" that needs to be done is how last your cpu will last and how often you maintain it with thermal compound ect..
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January 18, 2014 8:27:04 AM

Nothing is "future proof" for very long.

Having said that, the i7-920 from 2008 does compete very closely with a FX-8350 which was released in 2012 based on overall gaming benchmarks of around 12 - 16 games that I have looked at from www.techspot.com. The FX-8350 just marginally provides better overall performance and when I say "marginal" I mean less than 3%.
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January 18, 2014 9:35:51 AM

In 2008, I bought my first GPU, the Nvidia 9600 GT. Before that, I had and old ATI GPU from 2004. So it was a great improvement overall. I also had a 2006 Intel Pentium D at 2.6 Ghz. I thought to myself, if i'm to buy sometime to last me, I should at least future proof a bit. And a did just that with my CPU.

In 2008, there wasn't almost anything software or game that used in any meaningful way a quad-core CPU. But I bought one just in case: an Intel Core 2 Quad 9550 at 2.8 Ghz. I kept it on air at 3.2 Ghz without issues. It had proven to be a very wise choice (for the motherboard in my budget).

It lasted me good through the years. No matter what program or game I threw at the CPU, it ripped right through it. When programs and games became quad-core (and rarely, over quad cores) aware, guess which CPU was stomping the mighty Core 2 Dua E8400-8600 with occasionally even 50% more performance.





If you want future-proofing, you either need to spend ONE TIME a LOT of money or you need to still spend a considerable amount of money on products that "seem" logical in the long term.

If you have the money to buy an i7 (2600, 3700, 4700), you are future-proofed, as next-gen games will more than surely use more than 4 cores optimally. Normal programs are guaranteed to start using properly more than 2-4 cores in the next two to four years. If you want to be future proofed, but you only have the money to buy an i5, then DON'T. Simply buy an FX6300, 6350, 8320, 8350, hell, even that 9590, if you plan on overclocking in the future.

But even the latest i5 as future proofing? Do yourself a favor and don't buy it.



PS: For a fact, in properly threaded applications and games, the FX 8350 is just as fast (or 3% slower) than even a 3770k, both CPUs running stock frequencies. (ex: Crysis 3)
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