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March 7, 2013 5:18:17 AM

Hi. I am building a new computer, mainly for video editing (Avid, After Effects, Photoshop) and gaming, nothing really heavy. I am not sure which cpu to buy. I have heard that the i5 is better for gaming, while the i7 is better for video editing due to hyperthreading.

How big of a increase in performance will hyperthreading give me?

Here is my build so far.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($83.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($115.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DG 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($29.24 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($21.90 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($66.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1053.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

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March 7, 2013 5:35:25 AM

Boxasauras said:
Hi. I am building a new computer, mainly for video editing (Avid, After Effects, Photoshop) and gaming, nothing really heavy. I am not sure which cpu to buy. I have heard that the i5 is better for gaming, while the i7 is better for video editing due to hyperthreading.

How big of a increase in performance will hyperthreading give me?

Here is my build so far.


The benefit of hyperthreading varies by the workload. Average estimates that I've read tend to be in the 30% range; that is, a hyperthreaded CPU core is worth approximately 1.3 physical cores in terms of performance. Therefore a 4-core i7 will be, on average, about 30% better than an equal-clocked i5.

The i5 isn't precisely better for gaming than the i7, it just doesn't perform appreciably worse. The two processors are, or have been, basically tied in gaming. That may change as time passes; more games are taking advantage of more cores lately.

So the upshot here is that hyperthreading is a worthwhile asset. It'll help you probably a great deal in your non-gaming endeavors -- and there's a possibility that Hyperthreading will help more and more even with your gaming endeavors, as time passes. If you don't mind shelling out the extra cash for the i7, then buy it.

If the cash is important to you, then don't sweat it: the i5 is still a great CPU.
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March 7, 2013 2:09:45 PM

Noob12 said:
Why not take both? 3570k is $214.99 (micro center is cheaper but only if you can pickup only CPU in store)
3770k is $314.99 (micro center pickup price $229.99 )
intel xeon 1230V2 is $234.98 (micro center price 199.99 Available for In-Store Pickup Only)

Sure buy 3770k that micro center price is mind blow. If you cant get one. What then? Two are HT and one not HT.
Why xeon is so bad thing for everyone here this forum?? It is faster than 3570k and if you OC 3570k is it really faster than xeon. Do anyone have any prove of that 3570k is really faster than xeon 1230V2? at 4.0GHz or 4.5GHz?



I think that if you're going to be doing rendering and working with photoshop, the i7 3770 is probably your best bet.

It is dirt cheap right now at Micro Center where I got mine (luckily I have one 10 minutes away from me) for $229. You can check ebay as well if price is a problem...lots of new ones on there for cheap..
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October 9, 2013 1:47:36 PM

phx08 said:
Noob12 said:
Why not take both? 3570k is $214.99 (micro center is cheaper but only if you can pickup only CPU in store)
3770k is $314.99 (micro center pickup price $229.99 )
intel xeon 1230V2 is $234.98 (micro center price 199.99 Available for In-Store Pickup Only)

Sure buy 3770k that micro center price is mind blow. If you cant get one. What then? Two are HT and one not HT.
Why xeon is so bad thing for everyone here this forum?? It is faster than 3570k and if you OC 3570k is it really faster than xeon. Do anyone have any prove of that 3570k is really faster than xeon 1230V2? at 4.0GHz or 4.5GHz?



I think that if you're going to be doing rendering and working with photoshop, the i7 3770 is probably your best bet.

It is dirt cheap right now at Micro Center where I got mine (luckily I have one 10 minutes away from me) for $229. You can check ebay as well if price is a problem...lots of new ones on there for cheap..


make sure it's the i7 3770K, if there isn't a K you can't over clock it, you want to have that option if you want to keep it a valid cpu for years to come when things get intense
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