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I7-3770K vs i7-2700K

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December 16, 2012 6:02:36 PM

Hello community!
Which of these two processors will be best for gaming?

Thanks :) 

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December 16, 2012 9:24:09 PM

If you want EXTREME overclocking(as in 5GHz+) then the Sandy Bridge wins hands down because:
It is MUCH cooler than Ivy Bridge when OC'd to over 4.5GHz
It doesn't have the heat limit Ivy Bridge has.

If you want basic OC/performance out of the box, the Ivy Bridge. the 3770k is also cheaper.

Good luck!


The difference is 6 watts average, and at stock speeds the i7 3770k only performs on average about 3-5% better than the 2700k,
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December 16, 2012 9:32:13 PM

I'd say 3770K - less power draw, better performance, and on top of that you can get good overclocks if you can get the proper cooling!
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December 17, 2012 12:56:47 AM

You may also get lucky with a 3770K in regards to you get a chip that likes to cooperate, since every batch is not the same. This one may not get this frequency and good temperatures, but that other one may.

If you want the very high over clock of 5GHz, the 2700K is the way to go. If you're doing minimal overcooking, and want a tad bit higher performance stock, I'd go with the 3770K. The 3770K generally seems to get to get to 4.7GHz, or in that range.

Both with good aftermarket coolers though. The 3770K does consume a tad bit less power, but runs hotter under load overall. I can't recall if it runs the same temperature at idle however.
December 17, 2012 1:13:08 AM

Stirt said:
Hello community!
Which of these two processors will be best for gaming?

Thanks :) 

if you are converting videos using your onboard graphics 3770k will be useful otherwise go for 2700k .my personal opinion would be wait for the Haswell release becasue 3770k is a crappy chip it may draw less power but it runs very hot my idle temps using a corsair H80 is 34c .if u wanted to buy the cpu now go for 2700k if u are not using onboard video
December 17, 2012 9:24:56 AM

I will use this computer for gaming, the graphics card will be the HD 7970, and the motherboard will be the MSI Z77A-G45
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December 17, 2012 3:06:15 PM

Go with the Intel® Core™ i7-3770K while it may not overclock as well as the Intel Core i7-2700K. The 6% performance boost that the Intel Core i7-3770K has over the Intel Core i7-2700K at the same clock speed. In other words you can run the Intel® Core™ i7-3770K at 4.3GHz and get performance equal to that of the Intel Core i7-2700K running at 4.6GHz. When you match this up with the other featurest that the 3rd generation Intel Core processors bring to the table it is clear that the Intel Core i7-3770K is great processor that will serve you well.