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What should I go for ? i5 vs i7

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December 10, 2012 3:27:56 PM

Hey guys, I'm going to upgrade my pc soon . The question is what cpu shall I go for , the i5-3570k or the i7-3770k ?
I will use it for gaming and streaming while gaming and for some map makeing and programming , also keep in mind that the CPU will be OC if needs be since I have a Noctua nh-d14 .
Thank you in advance

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a b à CPUs
December 10, 2012 3:50:37 PM

The true question is how MUCH of programming and map making are you planning? If it's very little the price hike wont be worth it.

In addition, the REAL question is if your software is MULTI-threaded?

Multi threaded apps will take advantage of the i7.
December 10, 2012 4:05:01 PM

Well , I will be map makeing a lot also programming .
I wil use ARMA III 's engine which I heard that it's being built to use 6 cores .
Also an important aspect is the streaming one , I will use Xsplit or Open Broadcaster.
a b à CPUs
December 10, 2012 5:50:41 PM

The 3570k will be able to handle streaming just fine even at stock clocks, its quite a powerful CPU. Now for programming, what are you using? If you know it takes advantage of hyper-threading, then it is worthwhile to upgrade to the i7.