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. Share jon the cpa February 3, 2013 11:11:24 AM Best answer selected by jon the cpa. Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Will I notice the difference? i5 vs. i7 Forum i5 2500k OC'd(4.7ghz) vs i7 3770k OC'd(4.3ghz) Forum I7 2700k vs 2600k vs i5 2500k vs i7 3770k Forum I5 2500k vs i7 3770k Forum Intel i5 2500k vs i7 3770 Forum intel i5 3570K vs i7 3770k with $125 price difference? Forum SolvedWorth jumping from i5 2500k to i7 3770k? Forum Solvedi7 3770k vs i5 4670k Forum SolvedCPU upgrade, any noticable difference in dual core i5 & i7 ? Forum Solvedi5 4670k vs i7 3770k Forum SolvedI5 4670 vs i7 3770 Forum Solvedi7 3770k vs i5 4670k Forum SolvedI5 3570 vs I7 3770 for gaming Forum SolvedFX-8350 vs I7 3770 for virtualization build, low price difference Forum SolvedIntel i5 3570k (4,8Ghz) vs Intel i7 3770k? Forum Solvedi7 3770k vs i5 3570k or wait till next build... Forum I5 2500K to i7 3770 Forum I7 3770k, i7 3770, or i5 2500k? Forum Solvedi5 3570k Overclocked vs Stock i7 3770 Forum Solvedi5 4670 vs i7 3770 for After Effects and 3DSMAX Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !