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Will i7's be better for gaming eventually?

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i bought a 4790k in hope of that, i also would like to get into some photo/rendering work. Other then that will i7's be practical for gaming in the near future?

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i bought a 4790k in hope of that, i also would like to get into some photo/rendering work. Other then that will i7's be practical for gaming in the near future?

yeah, when games start using more than 4 cores.

 

some games utilize hyper threading now so...

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yeah, when games start using more than 4 cores.

 

some games utilize hyper threading now so...

Is there a list for the games? 

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So far, hyper-threading makes 0 difference 99% of games and at times hinders performance via stuttering.

But it looks like games are only now actually starting to utilize more threads.

 

So, it's a safe bet to say that in the future more games will utilize those extra threads.

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Uhh. It already makes a difference in almost every AAA title released this year and last...

 

 

 

 

Is it worth it? Probably not... But it has been better for ages. Marginally so.

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For the time being, hyperthreading Is not very useful (In games). We cant tell you If games will benefit greatly from them In the future, but going to processors with more cores will probably be a safer bet.

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they are better already.

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Is there a list for the games? 

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Not really, by the times games start using 8 threads intel will start making the lowest end i7s have 12 threads hopefully, they'll keep ahead of the curve... and note I'm talking about large numbers of titles that are graphics intensive, not the odd out cpu intensive games

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Is there a list for the games? 

 

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well, here are the games tested in 2014...most of them do benefit from hyper-threading and as you can see the old i7-2600 manage to perform on par with a newer haswell core i5 in the end the final graph is all the games compiled into one:

http://gamegpu.ru/test-video-cards/igry-2014-goda-protiv-protsessorov-test-gpu.html

 

EDIT: this is the final graph with all the games compiled into one:

 

http--www.gamegpu.ru-images-stories-Test

 

As you can see...anyone saying games do not benefit from hyper-threading and that an i5 is just as good when it comes to modern games is wrong...and remember those are games from 2014...i can't wait to see 2015 because there has been a lot of improvement on that front with the latest games pretty much scaling evenly across all 8 threads from my experience.

 

...also, these are minimum and average recorded FPS...when you dive deeper into frame-pacing and frame-time variances (basically, smoothness of animation and absence of micro-stutters) the i7 get an even more marked lead.

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They're arguably better now. For the most part a 1231V3 was a better purchase than a 4690K last gen.

 

But generally the difference isn't worth the price gap between the 6600K and the 6700K.

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They're arguably better now. For the most part a 1231V3 was a better purchase than a 4690K last gen.

 

But generally the difference isn't worth the price gap between the 6600K and the 6700K.

i have to agree, unless you plan on keeping the CPU for a good 3 to 5 years in which case the price difference if you consider how long you'll use the CPU and the ''slight'' but ''increasing'' performance difference and the overall slightly better experience you'll get over the course of those years is IMHO justified for the price.

 

here is the final graph for the arcticle i posted earlier here they consider price per FPS and as you can see, the i7 even though they are top performer in all the games they've tested have the worst bang for the buck...they are for enthusiast gamers that are not on a budget:

 

http--www.gamegpu.ru-images-stories-Test

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I bought a 4690k because I was told all you need is 4 threads to game and hyperthreading was a waste. 4 Months later and I had to replace my 4690k with a 4790k, and damn was it worth it. Anyone who tells you that there's no advantage to hyperthreading is lying or ignorant.

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