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CPU that can run games on max settings. (WoW, Battlefield 4, Crysis 3 etc.)

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May 27, 2014 8:48:26 AM

I'm currently running a FX-8350, but I'm looking for an upgrade since my R9 290 Tri-X GPU is getting bottlenecked in almost every game by my CPU.

What CPU can run any game on the highest graphics settings without having any/much issues? I'm looking for an intel CPU, since AMD seems to be worse at CPUs compared to Intel when it comes to gaming

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May 27, 2014 8:54:19 AM

Define bottlenecking. I can easily get over 90fps in BF4 with my FX-8350 on stock clocks if I turn down the settings (GPU bottleneck). If that's not enough for you, I recommend getting the upcoming i7-4790k and a Z97 board to accompany it.
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May 27, 2014 9:06:54 AM

Eduello said:
Define bottlenecking. I can easily get over 90fps in BF4 with my FX-8350 on stock clocks if I turn down the settings (GPU bottleneck). If that's not enough for you, I recommend getting the upcoming i7-4790k and a Z97 board to accompany it.


How about the i7 4770k and i5 4670k? If I had to pick between those 2, which one would be the best choice?

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May 27, 2014 9:23:29 AM

minkey said:
Eduello said:
Define bottlenecking. I can easily get over 90fps in BF4 with my FX-8350 on stock clocks if I turn down the settings (GPU bottleneck). If that's not enough for you, I recommend getting the upcoming i7-4790k and a Z97 board to accompany it.


How about the i7 4770k and i5 4670k? If I had to pick between those 2, which one would be the best choice?



The 4770k. The i5 offers improvement over the FX 8350 in single threaded tasks, but is pretty much equal in games like Crysis 3 that take advantage of 8 cores.
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May 27, 2014 9:33:26 AM

Eduello said:
minkey said:
Eduello said:
Define bottlenecking. I can easily get over 90fps in BF4 with my FX-8350 on stock clocks if I turn down the settings (GPU bottleneck). If that's not enough for you, I recommend getting the upcoming i7-4790k and a Z97 board to accompany it.


How about the i7 4770k and i5 4670k? If I had to pick between those 2, which one would be the best choice?



The 4770k. The i5 offers improvement over the FX 8350 in single threaded tasks, but is pretty much equal in games like Crysis 3 that take advantage of 8 cores.


Alright thanks, I'll buy the i7 4770k then.
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May 27, 2014 9:35:05 AM

Happy to help :) 
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May 27, 2014 2:59:10 PM

Just to throw a curve ball. A Xeon 1230v3 is an i7 4770 w/out igp and is at the same price as a i5 4670k! So you could save a $100 but if overclocking is important then yes, the i7 4770k..

Just wanted to share that..
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May 27, 2014 3:06:49 PM

JimmiGilbi said:
Just to throw a curve ball. A Xeon 1230v3 is an i7 4770 w/out igp and is at the same price as a i5 4670k! So you could save a $100 but if overclocking is important then yes, the i7 4770k..

Just wanted to share that..


True, it depends on whether or not you want to OC:
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