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which processor is worth Buying..? help.!!

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April 26, 2014 3:08:40 AM

Hey guys i am looking to buy Intel 3.0Ghz Core i5 4440 4th generation but know i kind of like Core i5 3550 3rd generation 3.3Ghz which one should i buy..? 4th genration or 3rd i am really confuse. please help

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April 26, 2014 3:14:50 AM

The i5 4440 is the better of the non-overclockable current generation i5 Intel cpus. The i5 3550 is last generation.

You can readily buy and have a good choice of current generation motherboards that go with the current generation cpus. It's hard to find last generation mobos and cpus - new anyway.

What do you want to do with it? Put it in an existing build? Or make a new build.

Is it for gaming?
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April 26, 2014 4:21:29 AM

You can't really say a CPU is "better" than another one, since AMD and Intel CPU's have different advantages. Still, I believe there will be no notieable difference in FPS whatsoever. Not to mention you can overclock the fx 8320 quite a bit more.
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April 26, 2014 3:18:42 AM

Generally, the CPU you should choose largely depends on how you will use it as well as the rest of your system. Could you tell us how you use your system and its specifications?
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April 26, 2014 3:28:54 AM

well i am building new desktop for gaming

i have decided to buy Zotac GTX 660 2 gb Which is available in indian online shopping website i am not sure about CPU and motherboard so i thought you guys can help me with choosing the best one

And ya whats non-overclockable.?

http://www.flipkart.com/zotac-nvidia-geforce-gtx660-2gb...
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April 26, 2014 3:36:52 AM

well i am building new desktop for gaming

i have decided to buy Zotac GTX 660 2 gb Which is available in indian online shopping website i am not sure about CPU and motherboard so i thought you guys can help me with choosing the best one

And ya whats non-overclockable.?

http://www.flipkart.com/zotac-nvidia-geforce-gtx660-2gb...




i7Baby said:
The i5 4440 is the better of the non-overclockable current generation i5 Intel cpus. The i5 3550 is last generation.

You can readily buy and have a good choice of current generation motherboards that go with the current generation cpus. It's hard to find last generation mobos and cpus - new anyway.

What do you want to do with it? Put it in an existing build? Or make a new build.

Is it for gaming?


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April 26, 2014 3:43:16 PM

kinghaq said:
AMD FX-8320 cost me less is it good processor for gaming and is it better than i5 4440 LGA1150 4th generation..???


The FX 8320 is a great CPU for gaming and with the right MB you could get it Overlcocked to about the same as an FX 8350 OC. And depending on what game your running The FX 8320 will outperform the Core i5 4440. Games Like Battlefield 4 are more CPU bound and will excel on an FX 8320 due to the optimization of BF4. In other games the i5 would do much better due to the Much faster Single-threaded performance. For Future Games and Newer APIs such as Mantle and the upcoming DX12 CPUs will be utilized much better And we will see less CPU "Bottlenecks". pardon me...
...Oh and one of the reasons that people say that "Intel is Better" or whatever is that in raw CPU performance Intel is ahead of AMDs CPUs. So Clock for Clock (or rather IPC) Intel is faster.
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April 26, 2014 3:37:32 AM

With those two CPUs the difference in performance is marginal. Actually in most cases the slightly higher clocked i5 3550 Ivy Brdge will out perform the i5 4440 by about 1 to 5% in Single and Multi-threaded tasks. For games I would bet that the FPS would be the exact same. There is an advantage to buying last gen hardware in that you might be able to buy it for considerably less...depending on where you live. Here in NS, Canada, It is Supply and demand with hardware...Sandy bridge i7 2600k is 379.99 at one store. Though most other places might offer deals on IVy Bridge CPUs.
lGA1150 or LGA1155(last Gen)???That is the next question you should ask and again it comes down to preference and pricing. The one advantage that LGA1155 has is on their Z77 chipset Mobos the VRM is on the motherboard instead of being on the CPU with Haswell. This only really applies to higher end unlocked CPUs like the i7 4770k. I was able to get a Asus p8z77 v pro for $129.99 at a Best buy and the price match. So There is that kind of deal sometimes.
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April 26, 2014 11:35:29 PM

+1 for Vitric9.
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April 26, 2014 3:38:13 AM

Your no1 priority when choosing a CPU + motherboard is checking if their sockets are compatible (e.g. a 3570K has an 1155 socket and is not compatible with Z87 motherboards that have 1150-type sockets.) You should also make sure that the mobo you chose supports all the features you want (SLI, overclocking, USB3.0 etc.). You should know that even the most expensive ASUS ROG motherboard doesn't have that much of a difference with the cheapest motherboard you can buy when it comes to FPS in games - it is all about the extra features. Now, since you are going with a gaming build, Intel is generally a good choice. However, if you want to save some money, you can choose an AMD CPU like the FX-8320, that has way more value-for-money and can perform better in multi threaded aplications that take advantage of more CPU cores (games will eventually become like that, too.)This way you can save some money for a better GPU, like the GTX 760.

Now, about your choice of GPU... Quite frankly, I would never choose Zotac for quite a few reasons: 1) their GPU's aren't very overclocking-optimized, meaning you can't squeeze as much performance out of them as you would with, say, an EVGA GPU.

About non-overclockable components, I admit that I'm not very experienced with that so someone else will have to answer this. Hope I helped!
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April 26, 2014 4:08:23 AM

AMD FX-8320 cost me less is it good processor for gaming and is it better than i5 4440 LGA1150 4th generation..???
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April 26, 2014 4:08:53 AM

AMD FX-8320 cost me less is it good processor for gaming and is it better than i5 4440 LGA1150 4th generation..???

http://www.flipkart.com/amd-3-5-ghz-am3-fx-8320-8-core-...

John Alexandropoulos said:
Your no1 priority when choosing a CPU + motherboard is checking if their sockets are compatible (e.g. a 3570K has an 1155 socket and is not compatible with Z87 motherboards that have 1150-type sockets.) You should also make sure that the mobo you chose supports all the features you want (SLI, overclocking, USB3.0 etc.). You should know that even the most expensive ASUS ROG motherboard doesn't have that much of a difference with the cheapest motherboard you can buy when it comes to FPS in games - it is all about the extra features. Now, since you are going with a gaming build, Intel is generally a good choice. However, if you want to save some money, you can choose an AMD CPU like the FX-8320, that has way more value-for-money and can perform better in multi threaded aplications that take advantage of more CPU cores (games will eventually become like that, too.)This way you can save some money for a better GPU, like the GTX 760.

Now, about your choice of GPU... Quite frankly, I would never choose Zotac for quite a few reasons: 1) their GPU's aren't very overclocking-optimized, meaning you can't squeeze as much performance out of them as you would with, say, an EVGA GPU.

About non-overclockable components, I admit that I'm not very experienced with that so someone else will have to answer this. Hope I helped!

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