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

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March 10, 2014 11:32:48 AM

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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March 10, 2014 11:35:08 AM

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?it...

Same with Battlefield 3 at 1080p
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March 10, 2014 11:38:33 AM

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.
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March 10, 2014 11:38:36 AM

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?it...

Same with Battlefield 3 at 1080p


Alright thanks for your replie.
This really helped a lot

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March 10, 2014 11:41:38 AM

for performance, the 4670k is better, but on games, its not a big difference
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March 10, 2014 11:43:19 AM

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.
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March 10, 2014 11:45:30 AM

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.
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March 10, 2014 11:53:03 AM

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...
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March 10, 2014 11:55:41 AM

Very true--ya never know!
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March 10, 2014 12:13:13 PM

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 
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March 10, 2014 12:22:19 PM

Oooo I can't wait, my 8320 at 4.8ghz isn't sucking enough of my energy bill as it is :p 
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March 10, 2014 12:42:12 PM

haha, and i cant wait for my new space heater :p 
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March 10, 2014 12:53:51 PM

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.
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March 10, 2014 2:11:00 PM

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.
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March 10, 2014 3:40:20 PM

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
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March 10, 2014 3:50:47 PM

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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