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March 19, 2014 7:43:15 AM

Hi,
I am in the market for a new computer. I do video editing, gaming, and other things like that. (mainly gaming). I don't do like HARDCORE video editing but I do do some light-medium video editing. So, which CPU is better for my criteria? I would like to save the money on the i5 but that seems to be just a little better than my current CPU (AMD 6300) according to CPUBoss. So which one? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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March 19, 2014 7:48:23 AM

If video editing is not number-one priority and you would rather save money than a couple of minutes, I would recommend going with the 4670k.
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March 19, 2014 7:49:57 AM

In gaming, you'll notice a significant performance increase with the i5. Seeing as you only do a small amount of video editing, I'd probably stick with the i5.
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March 19, 2014 7:50:27 AM

If your video editing is light, then go for the i5, which will run games just as good as your i7.

There are currently only a small handful of games utilizing HyperThreading, so unless you are:

Gaming and streaming video to Twitch, rendering massive videos with lots of effects in different formats or really multitasking heavily then the i5 Will fill your needs no doubt.
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March 19, 2014 7:51:52 AM

Thanks everybody!
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March 19, 2014 7:53:54 AM

Because of the video editing, I'd tend to recommend the 4770K, but since it's not hardcore, your focus is gaming.

Check out this review:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i5_4670K_...

and particularly these pages:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i5_4670K_...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i5_4670K_...

You can see you don't get the same gaming performance out of the i5. Multi-threaded games like BF3 and BF4 are an increasing trend. I'd still go with the 4770K.
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March 19, 2014 8:56:21 AM

You already have an FX 6300. Swap it for an FX 8320, if your motherboard supports it.
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March 20, 2014 7:31:01 AM

logainofhades said:
You already have an FX 6300. Swap it for an FX 8320, if your motherboard supports it.


Sadly I got my PC from CyperPower (because it was cheaper than to build one) and the motherboard is old and on the 760G chipset so it cannot support the 8350.
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March 20, 2014 10:31:31 AM

760g chipset boards can support FX 8320/8350. I should know, I own 2 of them. :lol:  I would check on the model of the motherboard before counting it out.
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March 21, 2014 7:34:41 AM

logainofhades said:
760g chipset boards can support FX 8320/8350. I should know, I own 2 of them. :lol:  I would check on the model of the motherboard before counting it out.


I have checked numerous times on numerous websites, inculding MSI's (which is the brand of my motherboard). They all say that the 8*** series CPU's are not supported.
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March 21, 2014 9:01:51 AM

If you don't intend to do any overclocking, you could go with a 1230v3 and a less expensive B85 or H87 board. That would give you the i7 performance for the video editing and still have great gaming performance as well. The price would be similar to that of a 4670k and z87 board.
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April 22, 2014 11:36:15 AM

ubercake said:
Because of the video editing, I'd tend to recommend the 4770K, but since it's not hardcore, your focus is gaming.

Check out this review:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i5_4670K_...

and particularly these pages:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i5_4670K_...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i5_4670K_...

You can see you don't get the same gaming performance out of the i5. Multi-threaded games like BF3 and BF4 are an increasing trend. I'd still go with the 4770K.


review seemed set out to sell 4770k's

this quote I burst out laughing (Well almost)

"Hexus PiFast is a single-threaded Pi-calculation software, which makes Hyper-Threading useless while running it. The Core i7-4770K is the winner due to its increased cache size. "

Because on the graphs they have 2 i7's clocked at 4.5 and 4.7ghz so all the i7 graphs look way better than i5, the highest clocked i5 they had is 4.2 which when compared to the i7 4.2 at that test wasnt even 2% difference.

HTT is somewhat overhyped, the only real world application that I know off that it benefits from is video encoding. HTT can also slow down applications.

The L3 cache difference on the i7 may help in some apps, but I am far from convinced a 8meg cache vs 6meg is a game changer. I would get the 4670k unless you do enough video editing that a 30% or so boost to performance bothers you.
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April 22, 2014 11:40:01 AM

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