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Old December 29, 2013, 03:53 PM
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Exclamation What CPU would perform best in gaming?

Hi guys, I'm going to get a new rig with a 780 in, but for the more CPU intensive games what will run then with more FPS the 15 4670K or the I7 4770K, I'm not going to be able to spend $100 to upgrade the 780 to a titan, so all I need to know is what CPU would run the CPU intensive game BETTER?

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Old December 29, 2013, 04:15 PM
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it's not that simple.

If something uses hyperthreading, then the i7 will win.

Otherwise the i5 will perform the same.
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Agree. Pretty much then same unless its a well threaded game, which will give the i7 a small advantage.
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I wonder if anyone can name a multithreaded game :)
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Old December 29, 2013, 08:30 PM
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I don't think there are.

I think that HT is good for simple long style tasks like unrar'ing, or rendering.... that's all I ever seen with HT support.
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Old December 29, 2013, 08:36 PM
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cores are more used then HT but how many cores games see's ?

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The conclusion for gamers is that if you already own a dual-core CPU then its likely to still be fine - if your games are slow, your graphics card is much more likely to be the culprit. However, when upgrading, it's clear the direction games are going towards, and a CPU with three or more cores is what you need to cover your bases for the future.
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I know of one that uses multicore
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Old December 29, 2013, 10:11 PM
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oh sorry, I thought you meant HT.

Quite a few games take advantage of at least dual core, I'm less sure of 2+ cores, however.

I don't think any take advantage of HT though?
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yup theres a game that uses all your cores :)
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Old December 29, 2013, 11:14 PM
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i7? When you have the most expensive video card, SLIed/CFed, and then think of adding a third while playing on higher than 1080P HD resolutions, then it would make sense to spend $100 extra on your CPU. Otherwise the video card should get the bulk of your money in a gaming rig.

If I do have a GTX 780ti or R9 290X, say in a matx or mitx motherboard and can't fit another card, I may also get an i7, but I would use that rig for video and photo editing, just so I won't be wasting that power.
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