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I7-3930K Hexa-Core, Intel Core i7-3770K, i7-2600k

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July 25, 2012 9:08:01 PM

What is the best processor to play games? Or have a better one in the same price range?

I do not want I5

I do not know if that helps but my video card will be the GTX 680 and monitor is 1920x1080 resolution.

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July 25, 2012 9:21:43 PM

Price wise I7 2600K performance wise I7 3930K.
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July 25, 2012 9:34:43 PM

Has much difference Between the two processors in games?

And the Intel Core i7-2700K is better than 2600k?

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July 25, 2012 10:05:54 PM

The I7-3930K Hexa-Core loses to the i7-2600k in some games. This is updated?
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July 25, 2012 10:10:29 PM

Finkss said:
The I7-3930K Hexa-Core loses to the i7-2600k in some games. This is updated?

The difference between them is so small that it does not matter. Most people buy the I5 since it has the same gaming performance and spend the difference on better GPU which has more to do with performance. In your case GTX680 is good.
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July 25, 2012 10:13:14 PM

look at the difference in single threaded applications and multi threaded.
in single threaded the 2600k beats the 3930k
in multithreaded the 3930k beats the 2600k.

so in a game that uses more threads than the 2600k has, the 3930k will beat it. but in games that uses only as many threads as the 2600k has (or less) then the 3930 won't do as well.
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July 25, 2012 10:32:43 PM

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July 25, 2012 10:33:26 PM

I think I'll go with the I7 2600k, is much cheaper and its performance is almost equal to another processor
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July 25, 2012 10:34:02 PM

rolli59 said:
Price wise I7 2600K performance wise I7 3930K.


price wise you're wrong and performance you're wrong.

unless the OP wants to penny push 50 bucks which from buying a 680 i dont see the 3770k is the newest and fastest architecture and if you have good cooling will overclock a tad worse the the 2600k.

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July 25, 2012 10:37:15 PM

If money is a consideration. Drop the 3930K, with the 2600k or the 3770K you will be able to get more reasonably priced mobos.

I personally would go with the 3770K, newer architecture, no noticeable difference in gaming however.

If I were just a gamer, I run F@H distributed computing so I want more from my CPU, I would be happy with the i5-3570k.
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July 25, 2012 10:38:36 PM

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price wise you're wrong and performance you're wrong.

unless the OP wants to penny push 50 bucks which from buying a 680 i dont see the 3770k is the newest and fastest architecture and if you have good cooling will overclock a tad worse the the 2600k.



Wait, so the 3770k is better?
And it only costs 50 bucks more.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/551?vs=287

Yeah... Hum...
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July 25, 2012 10:40:12 PM

cbrunnem said:
price wise you're wrong and performance you're wrong.

unless the OP wants to penny push 50 bucks which from buying a 680 i dont see the 3770k is the newest and fastest architecture and if you have good cooling will overclock a tad worse the the 2600k.

The 2600K is cheaper http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ivy-bridge-overcloc...
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July 25, 2012 11:08:17 PM

Finkss said:
I searched here and one I think I'll actually get is with i7-3770K, ums costs only slightly more expensive than the 2600k.

In the case of overlock, I need a good cooler because it is warm?


yeah to overclock to 4.5 you will need more then a 30 dollar air cooler.... cough 212 evo cough.....
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July 25, 2012 11:18:38 PM

Most games don't benefit from overclocking. Several do.

I have a GTX680 and still use an i7-860 but most of my games are hitting 60FPS at max settings. Even Witcher 2 is maxed out (I think "uber" is off) and hitting 60FPS.

I know he says he doesn't "want" an i5 though he doesn't say why.

The i5-3570K is my choice. For about $100 more the i7-3770K is hyperthreaded sure, but it doesn't matter for gaming. I turned HT off in my i7-860 unless I do a lot of encoding.

Overclocking:
I have a couple games that run in the 50's for frame rate but hit 60FPS if I overclock the CPU. Otherwise, I use the STOCK settings for the CPU so that:
a) it runs cooler
b) the power managment (drop voltage and frequency) kicks in and it runs cooler yet again

It's not just the noise, I have a small bedroom so the heat is noticeable if I overclock. It's actually worse in the winter with the windows all shut than in the summer (unless they're shut for air conditioning.)
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