I am upgrading fairly soon, and I am having trouble choosing between 3570 and the 3770. I know that HT provides next to no advantage for gaming itself, but how much of a difference would it make for recording a game with FRAPS? Would FRAPS take advantage of the virtual cores, and if so would it make a difference that would be noticeable?
On another note, do you think the 3770 will be more "futureproof"? I intend to keep my new build for about 4-5 years, and I'm thinking if I buy the 3570 I might regret it if HT actually does end up being used by games later down the line. So another question would be, will HT EVER make a significant difference in gaming?
Thanks in advance
EDIT: On yet another note, would my GTX 560ti hold up to FRAPS well? Or is recording way out of my graphics card's league?
from my experience when recording with fraps both cpu and gpu take a performance hit..i would go with 3770, extra HT cores might not look beneficial now but newer games such as crysis 3 thats not out yet take advantage of amd's 8 core so I'd say more cores is always better for "futureproofing"
I wouldnt call it future proof for an ivy setup because intel is basing their haswell chips on a lga 1150 socket. Well you cant go wrong either way. I got an i7 3770k recently and im content with it. But keep in mind from a 3570k to a 3770k theres a $110 difference.