Closed Will I notice a difference? i7 3770 vs. i5 2500K Tags: CPUs Intel i7 Intel i5 Product Last response: February 3, 2013 1:19 PM in CPUs Share jon the cpa January 5, 2013 8:04:52 PM I've been using the i5 2500K for a little over 16 months now, and so far, I'm not that impressed. I don't know if I did something wrong in the installation, or what. I was considering going to the i7 3770. I have a few questions. How big of a difference will I see in gaming? Will my current MB be sufficient for the 3770? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Is there a better option (for either a chip or a motherboard or both)? More about : notice difference 3770 2500k Best solution daship a b à CPUs January 5, 2013 9:13:09 PM If your not impressed by a 2500k then you will not be impressed at all by 3770. Over clock it to 4.5 if you havent already. If you werent impressed at gaming your last CPU was probably not your bottleneck, get a better video card. I think your motherboard is fine as long as you have a bios update that supports the 3770. Your best upgrade in regards to gaming is a video card. jon the cpa February 3, 2013 11:11:24 AM Best answer selected by jon the cpa. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumI5 2500k vs i7 3770 k ForumI5 3570k vs i7 3770 k vs wait for haswell ForumIntel i5 2500k vs i7 3770 ForumI5 2500k vs . Laptops 2.3ghz Ivy Bridge i7 ForumI5 2500k , i7 2600k, i7 3770 k, P8z77-v Pro, Ripjaws 2133MHz ForumI5 3570K vs i7 3770 K for Gaming ForumI5 3570k vs i7 3770 k Long run ForumI5-2500K vs . i5 3570K vs . i7 2600K vs . i7 3770 K ForumI5 2500K upgrade to i7 3820? ForumIvy bridge i7 3770 k vs i5 3570k ForumI5 3570k vs i7 3770 k ForumI7 3770 K vs i5 3570K ForumI5 3570K vs 2500k ForumNew Build: i5 3570k vs i7 3770 k and GTX 670 vs HD 7970 Forum2600k or 3770 k i7 ? ForumWill I notice the difference ? i5 vs . i7 ForumIntel Core i5 2500k vs Intel Core i7 2600k ForumFx 8350 vs i5 3570k vs i7 3770 k ForumAMD FX-8150 Black Edition vs Intel i7 3770 ForumIntel Pentium E2180 help More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !