I7 3770k worth the upgrade over i7 970 Tags: CPUs Intel i7 Tom's Hardware Last response: December 15, 2012 11:41 AM in CPUs Share ninfanlink December 15, 2012 2:02:32 AM Hey Guys, A few years ago ( around 2 ) I got an i7 - 970. Now I have the ability to get my hands on i7 - 3770k for under $100 So my question for everybody here at Tom's Hardware is simple... is it worth the upgrade cost ( new motherboard and memory ). Thanks guys! More about : 3770k worth upgrade 970 HEXiT a c 112 à CPUs December 15, 2012 2:13:53 AM for gaming. its not really worth it. save your money till haswell m 0 l hytecgowthaman December 15, 2012 2:29:25 AM Upgrade is waste to u r system.Reason : mobo not fully utilise processor so upgrade mobo then psu need upgrade etc..... so change all is waste. solution:sell the system and buy a new one. m 0 l Related resources is it worth going i7 3770k over i7 4770k - Forum Upgrade from i7 2600 to i7 3770K worth it? - Forum Worth upgrading a Core i5 2320 to Core i7 3770k - Forum Is it worth upgrading from an Intel Core i7 2700K to a 3770K for $320 - Forum Is it worth getting an i7 4790k over an i5 4690k?! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer bkboggy December 15, 2012 3:06:43 AM 3770k for under $100? Is it used? As far as if it's worth it... you're trading 6 cores for 4 cores and HT (which is up in the air as far if it's useful at the moment)... and 12MB L3 Cahce for 8MB L3 Cache. I wouldn't do it. m 0 l Anonymous a b à CPUs December 15, 2012 11:41:41 AM i7 970 is perfectly servicable, 3770k will only be faster in gaming once you OC the sucker. I would put my money away and wait! Your rig is capable anyways. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWorth jumping from i5 2500k to i7 3770k? Forum SolvedWilll Core i7 3770K be worth it. Forum SolvedIs i7 3770k for a home office/entertainment system worth the price Forum SolvedI7 3770 and i7 3770k is the jump worth it? Forum SolvedOverclocked i7 3770k cooler upgrade Forum SolvedNeed help deciding on upgrading my current i7 970 rig Forum SolvedUpgrade a comin'! What do you think? (Maximus V Formula, Intel Core i7 3770K) Forum SolvedIs the i7 4770K worth the extra £70 over the i5 4670K Forum Solved1090t upgrade to i7 3770k Forum 6 core xeon or i7 Extreme worth it over i7 4790K for 1080p? Forum SolvedUpgrade i7 2700k to i7 3770k mainly gaiming Forum Solved[Help] Major FPS loss after upgrade to i7 3770k CPU Forum Is an I7 3770k worth the money? Forum i7 4790K worth £50-80 over 4770K Forum SolvedMoving from i5 to i7? Is it worth it? (Upgrade time) Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !