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.
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.
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.