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Intel i5 3570K best for my needs or alternative?

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February 4, 2013 2:38:20 PM

Hi,

I'm wanting to upgrade my Q8200 based system - I'm finding it a bit sluggish. My main uses are Photo editing (CS6), document creation (InDesign) and some occasioanal video editing. My main issue has been creation of A0 plus documents - I'm currently running 16GB RAM.

I've been looking at the Intel i5 3570K, as it has good reviews, but mainly for gamers - I don't even have Solitaire installed, so no requirement there really. Is this CPU the best route for my budget (the i5 fits my budget perfectly) or should I be looking at something else?

Also, seeing as I'm not interested in gaming, will I be able to use the on-board graphics OK, or should I be looking at a descreet graphics board? My only realy requirement here is the ability to run at a resolution of 2560 X 1440.

Thanks

Rob
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February 4, 2013 2:44:50 PM

Adobe CS does use the extra threads that hyper threading offers along with most video editing applications. So the Intel® Core™ i7 is the best option for you but if you are budget limited you will find the Intel® Core™ i5-3570K to be a great processor for your needs. The processor will be able use its IGP (Integrated Graphics on Processor) to run at 2560 x 1440 with use of a display port but the DVI will not reach that resolution. http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/quick-referenc...
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February 4, 2013 2:45:56 PM

partrir said:
Hi,

I'm wanting to upgrade my Q8200 based system - I'm finding it a bit sluggish. My main uses are Photo editing (CS6), document creation (InDesign) and some occasioanal video editing. My main issue has been creation of A0 plus documents - I'm currently running 16GB RAM.

I've been looking at the Intel i5 3570K, as it has good reviews, but mainly for gamers - I don't even have Solitaire installed, so no requirement there really. Is this CPU the best route for my budget (the i5 fits my budget perfectly) or should I be looking at something else?

Also, seeing as I'm not interested in gaming, will I be able to use the on-board graphics OK, or should I be looking at a descreet graphics board? My only realy requirement here is the ability to run at a resolution of 2560 X 1440.

Thanks

Rob


Both the I5 and I7 will work but if you aren't gaming and are doing CPU heavy work like video editing the I7 with it's hyperthreading will be the best.
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February 4, 2013 3:02:28 PM

The i7 beats the i5 by an average of 30% ONLY when you use applications that take advantage of the i7. And if you overclock your 3570k you'll better the i7 anyways. So for all around CPU work I love the 3570k. And if you want to finish your work A LOT faster. Then overclock that thing to 4.5Ghz and you'll have better performance than the i7 and will have spent 50% less on it. Sounds like a solid deal to me.

Honestly though, if I were doing nothing but what you said your doing, I'd save a little more and get the i7. It is 30% faster while doing what your doing but it does cost 50% more so you be the judge.

You onboard graphics will be TOTALLY fine. Nothing to worry about there. The extra money you would spend on graphics just put it into the i7. Why don't you wait for Haswell. It's only 6 months away and it'll have a lot better graphics and a little bit better CPU and you'll have the "NEW" thing.
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February 4, 2013 3:03:04 PM

For your usage I don't think you can beat the FX8320 for value.
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February 4, 2013 3:08:12 PM

IntelEnthusiast said:
Adobe CS does use the extra threads that hyper threading offers along with most video editing applications. So the Intel® Core™ i7 is the best option for you but if you are budget limited you will find the Intel® Core™ i5-3570K to be a great processor for your needs. The processor will be able use its IGP (Integrated Graphics on Processor) to run at 2560 x 1440 with use of a display port but the DVI will not reach that resolution. http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/quick-referenc...

This ^^

Is your best answer. No reason to read further.
February 4, 2013 3:18:05 PM

It would benefit you to get a discrete card to take better advantage of OpenCL.
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February 4, 2013 3:33:15 PM

You know I didn't think of it but the AMD 8350 would be great for this. If I only had 190 bucks and I did video editing and image rendering and stuff like that I would go with the 8350. I know everyone wants an Intel but for the money the 8350 is really the best choice here. Sorry unoriginal1 that's not the best answer.
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February 4, 2013 3:50:47 PM

ericjohn004 said:
You know I didn't think of it but the AMD 8350 would be great for this. If I only had 190 bucks and I did video editing and image rendering and stuff like that I would go with the 8350. I know everyone wants an Intel but for the money the 8350 is really the best choice here. Sorry unoriginal1 that's not the best answer.

*edit NVM not arguing.
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February 4, 2013 4:52:44 PM

3570k is better for photoshop than 8350. sorry.
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February 4, 2013 5:31:04 PM

I didn't say anything about photoshop. Anything that requires more than 4 cores the 8350 will USUALLY be a little bit better, not much, but a bit better than the 3570k. In anything that uses 4 or less cores the 3570k will be a fair amount better. Like gaming and a ton of other programs. But for 190$ you can't beat a 8350.

I'm an Intel guy. I love me some 3570k. But I know which processor is better at certain things. I can't tilt the facts in favor of what I like over something else because I like it more. That would be unfair.

unoriginal1 I was just messing with you man. His answer was pretty darn good.
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February 4, 2013 5:41:57 PM

thats not actually true, in some cases the 8350 is better but there are many programs which use over 4 threads that the 3570k beats the 8350. for example, photoshop or blender, off the top of my head.
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February 4, 2013 6:17:19 PM

ericjohn004 said:

unoriginal1 I was just messing with you man. His answer was pretty darn good.

Your fine that's why i deleted my post.
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February 4, 2013 6:21:12 PM

neon neophyte. I totally agree which is why I said USUALLY. As a matter of fact I'm in this argument right now telling some guy why he should buy the 3570k over the AMD 8350. I told him I would much rather have 4 powerful cores than 8 weak ones. Yes the 3570k is better and I'm almost wondering why I even recommended AMD since the 3570k is around the same price. But you know some people have that almighty budget in mind and that 15-20 dollars they save makes them smile inside.
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February 4, 2013 6:26:05 PM

And your right about photoshop and blender. I've seen lists of benchmarks where the 3570k kills the 8350, especially single threaded. But in Cinebench's multi threaded test the AMD 8350 does win out. Although my 3570k is overclocked so I score an 8.1 in Cinebench 11.5 which beats the AMD anyways. Trust me I know which is better.
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February 4, 2013 6:30:59 PM

A good option is the Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Which is basically the i7-3770 without the on die gpu, you must have a discrete card, for adobe a nvidia card will be better.
The cpu works in any b75/h77/z77 motherboard.
If you can add a 550 ti/650/650 ti it's a good option to take in consideration.
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