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I5 3570k or i7 3770k?

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February 12, 2013 12:33:56 PM

What is better for gaming and editing?

The i5 3570k (3.4)GHz with an amd radeon 7970

Or an i7 3770k (3.)GHz with an amd radeon7950?

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February 12, 2013 12:40:39 PM

Gaming - i5

Editing - i7

Best choice: i5 with the 7970.
a b à CPUs
February 12, 2013 12:48:46 PM

both good choices

but if you need the hyperthreading for heavy editing

then 3770k and overclock the 7950
February 12, 2013 6:20:53 PM

i have the 7950 sapphire (950mhz) vapor-x and i7-3770k and it's running anything i put on it but, but i think for gaming only i5 with an 7970 is the best choice - but if you are planning on heavy cpu deamandig applications i'll prefer the 3770k.

with that in mind considering the relatively small difference between the 7950 and 7970 i thin 7970 is worth the extra $
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