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Core i7 3770k

Hi i just sent my to get upgrade. Just wanted to know what kind of a performance increase is there over My amd Athlon x4 635. I usually just game so my resolution is 1920x1080. Games Shogun 2 total,Crysis 2 , max payne 3 ect.

System
Cpu: AMD Athlon x4 635 2.9ghz
Ram 4 GIGS
GPU:GTX 460 Cyclone 1G

Will be upgrading my gpu at the end of the year but what will the performance increase be if i upgrade to i7 3770k.
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  1. You'd need new RAM and a new mobo as well. Depending on what you use, your games will be probably 40% faster (and this is an educated guess.) If you upgrade your gfx card to something more robust, you'll get a WAYY faster gaming experience. Toss a small SSD and more RAM into the mix and you will be straight up gaming, son. This is mostly true. I am sincerely trying to help you but I'm kinda jacked on ambien right now so take what I say with a grain of salt. Good luck!
  2. gaming will never utilize the full power of an i7 processor, which is more aimed for video editing and rendering. one is better off with an i5, a dedicated cooler and upgrading other parts with the same budget.
  3. As mentioned above, For a gaming rig, you are better off with an i5.
    If you're planning to do some heavy overclocking(4.5Ghz+), then i5 2500k should be you choice. No/Moderate Overclocking, then i5 3570k.
    Pair it up with a good GPU, & you'll have a fantastic gaming rig. :)
  4. Ok well the guy at my shop recommended the 2500k so maybe i will check a few reviews. Also i will be adding 8 gigs ram .Can you recommend a good cpu cooler to get the i5 2500k or i7 3770 to 4ghz+
  5. The Cooler master Hyper 212 Evo gives the best "Bang for Buck".
    But there are many other good coolers as well.
    Frostytech is a good place to start your research.

    Good luck :)
  6. Ok great. How well would the 2500k run max payne 3. Should i take the i7 3770 insted
  7. You can bypass the more expensive i7-2600K or i7-3770K

    -> i5 2500K or i5 3570K for a gaming build.
  8. torres said:
    Ok great. How well would the 2500k run max payne 3.
    What graphics card do you plan to get?
    i5 2500K / i5 3570K can give really excellent support to any modern graphics card.
  9. Max Payne 3 Benchmarked
    (i5 2500K / i5 3570K should support a graphics card very similar to the i7-3690X used in the review)
    http://www.geforce.com/optimize/guides/max-payne-3-benchmarked-in-a-new-york-minute/#1

  10. I am thinking to gtx 670. Or if Nvidia thinks of releasing a 660 ti or something will probably go for that. But the one i am saving up is gtx 670
  11. i5 2500K / i5 3570K and GTX 670.
    That sounds like a solid gaming combo to me.
  12. Until you do pull the trigger on a new graphics card I think you'll notice a nice improvement in game play using your GTX 460 with the new CPU.
  13. Thanks. I`m really looking forward to getting a gtx 670. Hopefully getting my pc tomorrow. Just got max payne 3 cant wait any more
  14. Let us know how it's running for you.
    User feedback is very useful.
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    dudewitbow said:
    gaming will never utilize the full power of an i7 processor, which is more aimed for video editing and rendering. one is better off with an i5, a dedicated cooler and upgrading other parts with the same budget.


    this is 99% true but there are games that can use more then 4 cores.

    bfbc2 is one. http://www.sweclockers.com/recension/13224-intel-sandy-bridge-core-i7-2600k-core-i5-2500k/13#pagehead
    heres some data on the 2600k being better then the i5 more often then not.

    bf3 is rumored and probably is the same as bfbc 2 uses more then 4.

    bartholomew said:
    As mentioned above, For a gaming rig, you are better off with an i5.
    If you're planning to do some heavy overclocking(4.5Ghz+), then i5 2500k should be you choice. No/Moderate Overclocking, then i5 3570k.
    Pair it up with a good GPU, & you'll have a fantastic gaming rig. :)


    better of with a i5??? no, your not better off with an i5 rather then an i7. an i7 will be faster but your overall gaming experience will be better if you get an i5 and use the extra 100 dollars for a better GPU. thats what you mean. i hope.

    bartholomew said:
    The Cooler master Hyper 212 Evo gives the best "Bang for Buck".
    But there are many other good coolers as well.
    Frostytech is a good place to start your research.

    Good luck :)


    frosty tech is not reliable for cpu cooler benchmarks
  16. cbrunnem said:
    bf3 is rumored and probably is the same as bfbc 2 uses more then 4.
    BF3 CPU scaling work more like these examples when you use higher resolutions and raise the graphics quality settings to the highest settings.

    THG: Benchmark Results: CPU Scaling


    TechSpot: Battlefield 3 GPU & CPU Performance
  17. WR2 said:
    BF3 CPU scaling work more like these examples when you use higher resolutions and raise the graphics quality settings to the highest settings.

    THG: Benchmark Results: CPU Scaling


    TechSpot: Battlefield 3 GPU & CPU Performance


    come back with a multiplayer benchmark and then we can talk. single player data is pretty useless in my opinion as most players play MP more.
  18. cbrunnem said:
    better of with a i5??? no, your not better off with an i5 rather then an i7. an i7 will be faster but your overall gaming experience will be better if you get an i5 and use the extra 100 dollars for a better GPU. thats what you mean. i hope.

    Was that a paradox? :lol:
    That's exactly why one would recommend an i5 over i7 for a gaming rig. HT gives little to no significant advantage to games.

    Quote:
    frosty tech is not reliable for cpu cooler benchmarks

    I know that too, hence I said "Frostytech is a good place to start your research."
    Frostytech has listed almost all the cpu coolers, ergo a good place to start. Then one can jump to Google for more/better reviews etc.... :)
  19. bartholomew said:
    Was that a paradox? :lol:
    That's exactly why one would recommend an i5 over i7 for a gaming rig. HT gives little to no significant advantage to games.

    Quote:
    frosty tech is not reliable for cpu cooler benchmarks

    I know that too, hence I said "Frostytech is a good place to start your research."
    Frostytech has listed almost all the cpu coolers, ergo a good place to start. Then one can jump to Google for more/better reviews etc.... :)


    ah fair enough about frostytech.

    i was pointing out that a i7 WILL be better then an i5 but overall spending more money on a gpu will help more.
  20. WR2 said:
    Let us know how it's running for you.
    User feedback is very useful.



    Well is just go my pc back and the i5 Awesome. Just played skyrim and could max out the game with very playable framerates. Also installing max payne now.i5 2500k Great CPU!!!!! :D
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