2700k vs g4560?

Hi. Im thinking about build. 2700k is 6-7 years old cpu but still powerfull today. G4560 new cpu with new technologies, with better upgrade path, ddr4 and etc. I saw nice prices around 100$ for i7-2700k, but z77 also expensive ~100$ for better quality board. So what way to choose? Old high end or new low end?
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  1. The 2700k is still far and away a much better CPU.
    $100 is a steal for a 2700k, if you're okay with buying a mediocre Z77 board it's a good choice.
    Here's some good value DDR3 RAM:
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  2. It is a good price for the old CPU, and it does have decent power, but you will have no upgrade path. Depending on what you game you might squeeze some time out of the old one, with a decent overclock.
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  3. I recall reading an article about this on Toms. They tested the G4560 or the new i3 7x00 against the 2600 or 2700k. I've been doing some looking but I can't find it now. Going from my memory, the 2600/2700 was much better in demanding tasks, while being only slightly better in gaming. Because the new low end chips are HT and OCable they were able to keep pace with the older higher end chips in most tasks. You might want to consider the newer platform and upgrade as needed. If I ever find that link, or if someone can post it for me, I'll post it here.

    Edit: finally found it on our sister site. It was the 7350 vs the 2600k.

    In our single GPU tests (which are admittedly showing their age a small bit), at 1080p and 4K, the Core i3-7350K was on par with the Core i5-7600K and Core i7-7700K...The high single core frequency at 4.2 GHz, or more when overclocked, ensures that the Core i3 hits a high level of performance in most DX11 gaming.

    It's an interesting idea and one I would have bulked at until I read the article. It's interesting to see that it's so close, and you can always upgrade later if you need the extra power.
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    If you are buying new, go new tech.
    You will have a better cpu upgrade path.

    If your use is for gaming, favor a cpu with higher single thread performance.
    Most games can only make good use of 2-3 threads.
    Passmark is one common measurement.

    For example, a $100 used I7-2700K with 8 threads has a single thread rating of 2010, and a total rating of 8768.
    By comparison, a similarly priced I3-7100 has a better single thread rating 0f 2223. but with 4 threads, a lower total rating of 5920.

    OTOH, if your use is for batch applications that can make good use of many threads then the I7 with 8 threads would be better.
    For multiplayer games, there is a plus for many threads.

    For many threads, ryzen might be good to look into also.
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