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I7 4770k, or I5 4670k?

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January 21, 2014 12:56:01 PM

I want a new processor for gaming and I am going to buy a Asus ROG Maximus VI Hero to match my Asus direct cu11 770's and I felt that I wanted a new CPU, any ideas on which one to get?

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January 21, 2014 12:57:54 PM

It depends on the purpose. If your going to do Gaming and your on a tight budget then go with i5 4670K. But if you are going to render, video edit and other process heavy and gaming then go with i7 4770k.
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January 21, 2014 12:58:02 PM

Well the i7 is more powerfull no doubt about it, but i have not heard of a single game the i5 couldnt run nicely, gaming doesnt require an extreme cpu, save your money bro :) 
Adrian he mentioned gaming, dont think u need the i7 4770k to game, not even SC2 or ROme total war 2 use that much power
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January 21, 2014 1:00:58 PM

Portuguesetechie said:
Well the i7 is more powerfull no doubt about it, but i have not heard of a single game the i5 couldnt run nicely, gaming doesnt require an extreme cpu, save your money bro :) 
Adrian he mentioned gaming, dont think u need the i7 4770k to game, not even SC2 or ROme total war 2 use that much power


I was thinking of getting a I7 4770k for future games more than current ones, would you still suggest an I5?
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January 21, 2014 1:01:50 PM

callum Llewellyn123 said:
Portuguesetechie said:
Well the i7 is more powerfull no doubt about it, but i have not heard of a single game the i5 couldnt run nicely, gaming doesnt require an extreme cpu, save your money bro :) 
Adrian he mentioned gaming, dont think u need the i7 4770k to game, not even SC2 or ROme total war 2 use that much power


I was thinking of getting a I7 4770k for future games more than current ones, would you still suggest an I5?


I would suggest a better gpu than cpu. :D 
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January 21, 2014 1:02:36 PM

Well idd still suggest the i5, however if there is any chance of you getting into video editing/3drendering, heavy CAD stuff go with the I7
But even future games wont need it, i have seen benchmarks where the FX6300 is enought to run BF4 at ultra......
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January 21, 2014 1:04:07 PM

Portuguesetechie said:
Well idd still suggest the i5, however if there is any chance of you getting into video editing/3drendering, heavy CAD stuff go with the I7
But even future games wont need it, i have seen benchmarks where the FX6300 is enought to run BF4 at ultra......


One last question then, should I buy the I5 now, or wait for Intel's new generation processor to come out?
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January 21, 2014 1:06:47 PM

I am not sure when the new generation processor is coming out but i can tell you this, my advise to you is get the i5 and maybe improve that GTX 770 to a GTX780 or something, maybe get a slightly cheaper motherboard to fit the GTX 780 in, u will notice the difference a whole lot more
Well take a look at ivy bridge, they still run games fine, hell even 2th gen 2500k runs games fine, u dont need the next gen I7 top of the line extreme edition to run games :p  just go with what is confortable, if u want to wait until the next gen of intel processors (which i dont know when its coming out) u can but again, gaming isnt based on CPU's its based on GPU's
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January 21, 2014 1:08:40 PM

If you're wanting to make the choice based solely on gaming then there is no reason to get the i7-4770K since hyperthreading does nothing for you in gaming. You should go with an i5-4670K http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CO8TBOW and put the money you save toward the best GPU you can afford.
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January 21, 2014 1:12:10 PM

callum Llewellyn123 said:
I was thinking of getting a I7 4770k for future games more than current ones, would you still suggest an I5?

Multi-core and multi-threaded CPUs have been on the desktop for over 10 years and most applications/games are still packing the bulk of their code in a single performance-critical thread, which makes them heavily dependent on single-threaded performance. I do not expect this to improve drastically within the i7-4770's commercial lifespan.

Depending on which games you end up playing and how hard you want to push them, the i5-4670k should be viable for the next 3-5 years.
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January 21, 2014 1:31:44 PM

I've noticed a few games that peg my i5-2500K@4GHz at 100% usage, paired with my GTX 680. These games include Rift, BF3(32+players), and Crysis 2.

Given that you're running twice the graphical power, I'd bet that you'll run into a platform bound bottleneck in many games (perhaps at 100+ fps). The i7 will help in some cases (hyperthreading loves pipeline stalls), but some games (F1, Dirt) can be limited by cache size/speed and memory speed.
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