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i5-3570K vs i7-3770K

Just now, Reaper814 said:

Assuming because of the VR part of that?

Well multiple reasons.

 

  • Thread count
  • Cache amount
  • higher clock speeds

Are the 3 main reasons.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Is getting a i5-3570k or a i7-3770k worth it? I would be using it for more gaming than anything else. I have found a 40$ i5-3570k and i7-3770ks are around $70-$80 and I am not sure if the tiny performance difference is worth it. And no I can not get a different motherboard currently and I need a LGA 1155 socket CPU. I was also looking at XEON options and didn't know if those would be better or not. Responses are appreciated!

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If you have games that need more than 4 cores, get the i7 with HT. 


 

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Isn't the i7 up to 30% faster in multi-threaded tasks?  Not sure I'd call that a "tiny" performance difference.

I guess its not twice as fast for twice the price, but then that's never how CPU pricing works anyway.

You also do not mention what you are using it for.


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4 minutes ago, Alex Atkin UK said:

You also do not mention what you are using it for.

 

57 minutes ago, Reaper814 said:

I would be using it for more gaming

 


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5 minutes ago, Alex Atkin UK said:

Isn't the i7 up to 30% faster in multi-threaded tasks?  Not sure I'd call that a "tiny" performance difference.

I guess its not twice as fast for twice the price, but then that's never how CPU pricing works anyway.

You also do not mention what you are using it for.

 

58 minutes ago, Reaper814 said:

Is getting a i5-3570k or a i7-3770k worth it? I would be using it for more gaming than anything else. I have found a 40$ i5-3570k and i7-3770ks are around $70-$80 and I am not sure if the tiny performance difference is worth it. And no I can not get a different motherboard currently and I need a LGA 1155 socket CPU. I was also looking at XEON options and didn't know if those would be better or not. Responses are appreciated!

I did state that I would be using it for mostly gaming.

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I'm so blind, I read your post about three times and saw that the first time then missed it the second and third when I checked to make sure I read it right. :/

Anyway, what games, what GPU, etc, is all relevant.

 

Modern games tend to run better with more threads available, but some games are more single-threaded, so the difference can vary.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Alex Atkin UK said:

Anyway, what games, what GPU, etc, is all relevant.

I am using a rx 590 and just got into the VR territory. Also some triple A-ish games like Jedi: Fallen Order and also casual/competitive games like minecraft, rainbow six siege, and Civilization VI. So some pretty demanding and then some not very demanding. I also have 16gb RAM.

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16 minutes ago, Reaper814 said:

I am using a rx 590 and just got into the VR territory. Also some triple A-ish games like Jedi: Fallen Order and also casual/competitive games like minecraft, rainbow six siege, and Civilization VI. So some pretty demanding and then some not very demanding. I also have 16gb RAM.

Get the i7


 

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Just now, Reaper814 said:

Assuming because of the VR part of that?

Well multiple reasons.

 

  • Thread count
  • Cache amount
  • higher clock speeds

Are the 3 main reasons.


 

Lid-less PGA 2700x / ROG B450-I Gaming / G.Skill 3600mhz B-Die / GTX 980 bmod / Antec 850w CP series

Lid-less 8700K / Maximus X Hero / G.Skill 4266mhz B-Die / VGA any benching rig / Antec 1000w CP series

Ryzen 5 1400 / Asus Prime A320M-K / Corsair LPX 3000mhz / GTX-980 Bios modded / EVGA 750 / HTPC

Ryzen Athlon 220ge with Vega Graphics / Asus Prime B450M-A / Corsair LED 3000mhz / 550w Antec Office PC.

DFI LanParty UT / 4000+ ClawHammer / DDR Corsair XMS Expert / X1800 XT 256MB Bios modded

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, ShrimpBrime said:

Well multiple reasons.

 

  • Thread count
  • Cache amount
  • higher clock speeds

Are the 3 main reasons.

Okay I will take your advice and look for a i7 within my budget thanks!

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2 minutes ago, Reaper814 said:

Okay I will take your advice and look for a i7 within my budget thanks!

welcome.


 

Lid-less PGA 2700x / ROG B450-I Gaming / G.Skill 3600mhz B-Die / GTX 980 bmod / Antec 850w CP series

Lid-less 8700K / Maximus X Hero / G.Skill 4266mhz B-Die / VGA any benching rig / Antec 1000w CP series

Ryzen 5 1400 / Asus Prime A320M-K / Corsair LPX 3000mhz / GTX-980 Bios modded / EVGA 750 / HTPC

Ryzen Athlon 220ge with Vega Graphics / Asus Prime B450M-A / Corsair LED 3000mhz / 550w Antec Office PC.

DFI LanParty UT / 4000+ ClawHammer / DDR Corsair XMS Expert / X1800 XT 256MB Bios modded

Asus CrossHair Formula IV / Phenom II x4 B97 / Dominator GT 2000mhz. / EVGA GTX 770

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