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i5 4440 vs i5 4670k

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January 21, 2014 2:20:13 PM

Hello people ,

I have decided to get a new CPU in the near future and was looking at intel as i have used AMD for quite some time now.

I am torn between the i5 4440 and the i5 4670k which is more expensive.

I currently own a radeon 7870 XT with Boost and would like something that won't bottleneck it.

I can and if the need arises will do OC, in which case i think the K version is the clear winner.

Also, changing the CPU requires me to change the motherboard as well and as far as i know a z87 would be the choice for the K version. What is an affordable mobo in this case?

So is it really worth the extra money for the K version or would an i5 4440 do the job very well for today's gaming? I will be gaming most of the time.

Thank you in advance for your opinions and answers.

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January 21, 2014 2:34:32 PM

A 4670k would be worth the money.
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January 21, 2014 2:38:10 PM

I side with ewok93, the 4670k is the only CPU that will overclock. No, all you need is an LGA 1150 motherboard.
January 24, 2014 6:35:02 PM

Agreed, if your going to OC get the 4670K, and make sure CPU cooling is adequate. If you are not going to OC, the 4440 is just fine. Any i5 (particularly from the Haswell) is enough for good gaming accompanied with a nice GPU.

"Just food for thought", Also if not going to OC maybe trying bumping up a notch to the 4570 for higher clock, and still stay in good budget range.