I5 3570K vs i7 3770K for Gaming

Recently I purchased an i5 3570K, which is perfect for me but was a tough decision between that and the i7 3770K. In the end on budget terms, I settled for the i5.

Now I understand that the i7 3770K is, in terms of raw power, more powerful. However I was told that there is a 0% increase in gaming between the two and that the i7's heftier price tag is mainly for the hyperthreading technology, which I understand that games as of current do not utilize.
Is the 0% difference true and will games support HT in the near future?

Regards,
Dan.
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  1. 3770k is only good if u do design and editing at a professional level or u multitask alot.

    for gaming u wont see any improvement currently as most games dont take full advantage of htcores.

    so basically cheaper 3570k and overclocks well better bang for bucks :)
  2. The largest difference you will see between the two is maybe 1-2%, and that's pushing it, and you'd never notice that anyway. Games for the most part just don't take advantage of the hyperthreading. For gaming, the 3570k is the right choice between the two. You'll be very happy with it!
  3. yup :)
  4. Ah okay, thanks a lot guys, that's helped ease my mind a little, when you hear i7 gaming PC it can sound a little intimidating to the i5 aha, but I've done a little overclocking, but thank you.
  5. nah its all marketing bullocks.

    dont be fooled by marketing techniques.
  6. Haha, damn Intel nearly stealing my bucks...
  7. ha, well u dont need more info, ur set to roll bro, what cooler ur gonna be using?
  8. Well, I've got the stock one in as it was only a clock of 0.2 Mhz, but gonna put in a simple Arctic Cooler 7 Pro, just so I can take it further. It's only my first gaming build. I believe water cooling is a waste and another bit of a marketing ploy, what do you use?
  9. TheGreatHoylando said:
    Well, I've got the stock one in as it was only a clock of 0.2 Mhz, but gonna put in a simple Arctic Cooler 7 Pro, just so I can take it further. It's only my first gaming build. I believe water cooling is a waste and another bit of a marketing ploy, what do you use?


    The Arctic Cooler isn't bad but I would recommend the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. It's only $5 more and it has a 120mm fan and 4 heat pipes compared to the Arctic's 95mm and 3 heat pipes. Not a big difference but it a couple degrees cooler is always better.
  10. Yeah I suppose, for the extra few dollars, it's worth it, especially, like you said, for the extra cooling as PC's are delicate, thanks bro... :)
  11. whats ur budget for a cpu coolar?
  12. TheGreatHoylando said:
    Yeah I suppose, for the extra few dollars, it's worth it, especially, like you said, for the extra cooling as PC's are delicate, thanks bro... :)


    no problem. good luck with your OC
  13. About $45 to $50 I suppose.
  14. @Skyline4727: Thanks :)
  15. Thanks bro, I like the look of the Thermaltake one, plus my case is a Thermaltake, makes no difference but hey :)
  16. anytime, if u require more help feel free to msg me tru the pm system :)
  17. Okay, I sure will, you probably have a better base knowledge but feel free to msg me also :)
  18. I just ordered a 3570k and a Cooler Master v6gt, it's a nice $50 air cooler that looks good and I hear cools great.
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