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Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz or Intel Xeon E5-2660 @ 2.20GHz

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Posted · Original PosterOP

What processor would be better for gaming? I'm looking to do a new build pretty soon and have been looking for a good processor that will last me a while.

 

Over on 

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=1219&cmp[]=2275

it says that the Xeon E5-2660 is benchmarked higher and is also cheaper.

 

However, on 

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Xeon-E5-2660-vs-Intel-Core-i7-4790K

it seems to be the opposite.

 

I realize that the i7-4790k is the common buy right now, but I'm looking for the best processor at that price range. Thanks!

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the xeon has more threads, which is good for productivity.

But overlclocking is a lot of fun, but you need an aftermarket cooling solution.


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CPUBoss is garbage. That being said the i7 will have the edge.


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The i7 will be better for gaming because gaming tends to favor fewer, stronger cores. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks a ton! I didn't realize there was an entire video on this!

 

On that note, are there any better, consumer grade CPUs out there with similar prices? Or is the i7-4790k the way to go right now?

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If you already have the board for that socket, sure. If not Id rather save up and get something new. Just going off how the cpu performs for the games I play. Stuck using a single card and it can barely handle that. 


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