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Intel i5-4430 Haswell 3GHz vs. AMD 760K Richland 3.8GHz Best for Gaming

Hi,I am currently planning on building a Mini ITX system and I cannot decide which CPU is better.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116895
Intel

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113348
AMD

I want to know what CPU is the better choice for gaming,I will be using 8GB of ram and a
GTX 660.I have found similar motherboards on newegg but I am not sure on what CPU will perform better because I really don't want to almost pay $200 dollars for a CPU when there will be like a 5-10 FPS difference.Thanks and If you can recommend any other CPUs I would really appreciate it.

This system is going to replace my current gaming computer.
Which specs are:

CPU: AMD Phenom ll X4 965
RAM: 10GB DDR3 Crucial
MB: ECS A885GM-A2
HDD: Seagate 500GB
GPU: GTX 660 2GB
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  1. i5 all the way, outstanding single core/thread performance :)
  2. Best answer
    The i5-4430 performs better than the Athlon x4 760k. Choosing the i5-4430 gives you better performance and FPS in current and upcoming games.
  3. definitely the i5, it is a top tier on Tom's gaming cpu hierarchy chart while the AMD is somewhere 3rd or 2nd tier
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-5.html
  4. PsychSC2 said:
    The i5-4430 performs better than the Athlon x4 760k. Choosing the i5-4430 gives you better performance and FPS in current and upcoming games.


    Thanks for the reply
  5. You're welcome and happy gaming! :)
  6. Perspective for consideration: A non-hyperthreaded haswell core from a pentium, has about the same IPC as the 2 cores combined in an L3-less PileDriver module. A non-hyperthreaded haswell core from an i5, has about the same IPC as the 2 cores combined in a regular PileDriver module (with L3).

    The i5 has at roughly double the effective performance per clock compared to the 750K. The 750K comes clocked higher, and can be overclocked further to compensate for some of this, unfortunately, even if you manage to overclock it to 5ghz, it will only be in the territory of an i5-2400 (sandy bridge) performance wise.

    Either way can be a very good value though, as the 750K/760K are generally dirt cheap CPUs, so the added cost of an HSF can still come in at a price similar to an i3 (closest competition IMO). With some decent overclocking (which can be fun to work through), the performance of the 750/760K can trade blows with the i3-4130 depending on the workload.

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    If the budget has room for a "locked" i5. The closest competitor from AMD is actually the FX-6300+HSF. The FX-6300 on a proper budget overclocking board (UD3P) with a ~$50 HSF can typically do ~4.8ghz, which offers a performance level that, while insanely inefficient by comparison, can indeed trade blows with a locked i5 for a similar implementation cost. The FX chip is more fun to tinker with and performance tune (if you enjoy that sort of thing), while the i5 offers out of the box plug-n-play excellence.
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