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Intel core i5-3570K or Intel core i5-4670K

So as the title describes...

wich one should is choose in order to build the best gaming pc.
I tend to use it a lot for games that are quite heavy like crysis 3 and battlefield 4 on hugh settings on a resolution of 1920x1080.

the difference in price isn't really important for this one so please help me out here.
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    The 4670k is 6% faster than the 3570k in single- and multi-threaded applications, so not very much.

    I'd go with the 3570k as it's cheaper and performs virtually the same :)

    The 3570k is actually faster than the 4670k in Crysis 3 at 1080p
    http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=1087&page=6

    Same with Battlefield 3 at 1080p
  2. I just built my pc and had the same dilemma. I went with the 3570k because it was cheaper. I play battlefield 4 on ultra with a gtx770 and it does just fine.
  3. s4in7 said:
    The 4670k is 6% faster than the 3570k in single- and multi-threaded applications, so not very much.

    I'd go with the 3570k as it's cheaper and performs virtually the same :)

    The 3570k is actually faster than the 4670k in Crysis 3 at 1080p
    http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=1087&page=6

    Same with Battlefield 3 at 1080p


    Alright thanks for your replie.
    This really helped a lot
  4. for performance, the 4670k is better, but on games, its not a big difference
  5. I'm going to play the devil's advocate, while the 3570k is cheaper and a tad slower, the 4670k is the latest gen. Don't get me wrong, the 3570k is solid. I didn't feel the need to buy a 4670k, but the 3570k is the 1155 socket which will soon die. The 1150 socket will have another gen in the following year, Broadwell.
  6. If Broadwell is anything like the pitiful Haswell performance increase (6% really?), he's looking at a maximum of 12% more power over the 3570k.

    Go with the 3570k--you won't have to upgrade anytime soon anyways.
  7. Agreed. S4in7, you aren't saying anything that isn't wrong. I'm just playing the devil's ad and saying, pay the extra $20 for a newer tech with the option to upgrade to a new gen in the future. Broadwell may surprise us all (doubt it) with a nice boost...
  8. Very true--ya never know!
  9. or maybe, broadwell will be much slower, and everyone will go back to amd with their newest chip, a 64 core 1.2 ghz 780 watt cpu that requires liquid hydrogen cooling :D
  10. Oooo I can't wait, my 8320 at 4.8ghz isn't sucking enough of my energy bill as it is :P
  11. haha, and i cant wait for my new space heater :P
  12. barto said:
    Agreed. S4in7, you aren't saying anything that isn't wrong. I'm just playing the devil's ad and saying, pay the extra $20 for a newer tech with the option to upgrade to a new gen in the future. Broadwell may surprise us all (doubt it) with a nice boost...


    But the thing is it isn't just another twenty bucks. He has to change his mobo as well and you could get a much higher quality board on the older system for much less money. And realistically you're going to have to pull another build in 4 years anyway if you want to stay current, and I am being pretty liberal with that number anyhow. What difference does it make if he goes with haswell at this point anyway except for he gets a pinch more speed and has to spend 15% on the overall cost of his system.
  13. clide005 said:
    But the thing is it isn't just another twenty bucks. He has to change his mobo as well and you could get a much higher quality board on the older system for much less money. And realistically you're going to have to pull another build in 4 years anyway if you want to stay current, and I am being pretty liberal with that number anyhow. What difference does it make if he goes with haswell at this point anyway except for he gets a pinch more speed and has to spend 15% on the overall cost of his system.


    Not really. The OP never said what his current system is. Like everyone else, I assumed he was building a new computer and deciding what to go with. In which case either one is a fine choice.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $345.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-10 17:09 EDT-0400)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $349.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-10 17:10 EDT-0400)

    Again, not really that big of a difference.
  14. barto said:
    clide005 said:
    But the thing is it isn't just another twenty bucks. He has to change his mobo as well and you could get a much higher quality board on the older system for much less money. And realistically you're going to have to pull another build in 4 years anyway if you want to stay current, and I am being pretty liberal with that number anyhow. What difference does it make if he goes with haswell at this point anyway except for he gets a pinch more speed and has to spend 15% on the overall cost of his system.


    Not really. The OP never said what his current system is. Like everyone else, I assumed he was building a new computer and deciding what to go with. In which case either one is a fine choice.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $345.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-10 17:09 EDT-0400)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $349.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-10 17:10 EDT-0400)

    Again, not really that big of a difference.


    Well you have got me there
  15. clide005 said:
    Well you have got me there


    Lol. Don't sweat it. Now do you see why I played the devil's advocate? Funny thing is the 3570k used to be $20 cheaper. It's popped up in price.
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