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Should I go from 3rd gen I5 to 3d gen I7? (temporary!)

I have an I5 3450 and it's serving me well, however I've been seeing lately that more and more games ask for a 3.rd or even 4.th gen I7 as a recommened, while i5 3rd gen cpu's are listed as minimal, so if I were to buy a i7 3770, non K, what performance difference would I get and would it be worth it as a temporary solution until I decide to spend more for a newer CPU, Mobo, RAM,etc.? Do I even need that or is a i5 3450 still good enough for high and very high 1080p gaming on AAA titles?

 

As I said, at the moment I can't get a new motherboard or RAM (4.th gen Intel's ask for ddr4 and different mobo's), so a 3770 is my only solution...except if someone knows a enthusiast grade cpu from that generation that isn't that known, maybe a Xeon or something?

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1 minute ago, Jakers038 said:

it's serving me well [...] temporary solution

Given these two statements, no do not upgrade.

Just keep the money and wait until you can buy a full new CPU+mobo+RAM combo.

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38 minutes ago, Jakers038 said:

4.th gen Intel's ask for ddr4

false, it works with ddr3 tho

 

a 3770k is pretty well on overclock, but I agree with @Nocte here

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13 minutes ago, WikiForce said:

what do you mean by too? it actually 'only' supports ddr3. DDR4 wasn't a thing before Skylake.

yeah, accident... editing it rn

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if you can get a chip for SUPER CHEAP then yeah do it, but otherwise i agree with the sentiments of the people above. it's a dead end platform

 

the 3770 is starting to shows its age, i ran one for a long time until a recent upgrade to an 8700k. whilst it ran games ok, i noticed a significant boost in gaming performance when i upgraded so clearly the processor was holding me back

 

i would expect the i5->i7 differences to be minimal in gaming

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10 hours ago, Jakers038 said:

I have an I5 3450 and it's serving me well, however I've been seeing lately that more and more games ask for a 3.rd or even 4.th gen I7 as a recommened, while i5 3rd gen cpu's are listed as minimal, so if I were to buy a i7 3770, non K, what performance difference would I get and would it be worth it as a temporary solution until I decide to spend more for a newer CPU, Mobo, RAM,etc.? Do I even need that or is a i5 3450 still good enough for high and very high 1080p gaming on AAA titles?

 

As I said, at the moment I can't get a new motherboard or RAM (4.th gen Intel's ask for ddr4 and different mobo's), so a 3770 is my only solution...except if someone knows a enthusiast grade cpu from that generation that isn't that known, maybe a Xeon or something?

Hardware Canucks did a video on pairing a 1080 ti with an i7-2600k and later with an i7-8700k. They tested several games with with. You might want to watch that video, since it could give you an idea on performance improvements with going with an i7.

 

https://www.google.com/search?biw=1280&bih=613&tbm=vid&ei=7jk1XI2RM9n_wAPrmq2wAQ&q=hardware+canucks+1080+ti+i72600k&oq=hardware+canucks+1080+ti+i72600k&gs_l=psy-ab.3...1589.3669.0.3883.9.9.0.0.0.0.112.958.0j9.9.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.0.0....0.rZS4YjUopBc

CPU: Sempron 2500+ / P4 2.8E / P4 2.6C / A64 x2 4000+ / E6420 / E8500 / i5-3470 / i7-3770
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