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i7-4770K vs 3770K vs 2600K gaming comparison

Postposted on Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:37 am

I thought there might be a little more difference in gaming But at low resolution 720x1280 no aa across many games we see the % difference between the 2600k and 3770k and 4770k averages 6% at stock speeds and a max of 8% at 4.5ghz.

Now at a more realistic 1920x1080 max settings 4xaa the difference between the 2600k and 3770k and 4770k averages to be a whole 2% at stock speeds "remember the 2600k runs a 100mhz slower then the other 2 newer chips at stock speeds" and at 4.5 ghz averages a 1% difference between the 2600k and 3770k and 4770k.

Reading this article put a huge smile on my face...caresses side of case holding 2600k gem inside. My Precious :)
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Re: i7-4770K vs 3770K vs 2600K gaming comparison

Postposted on Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:07 pm

I've had my 2600K for a couple of years now and have never felt the need to upgrade. Best processor I've ever owned.
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Re: i7-4770K vs 3770K vs 2600K gaming comparison

Postposted on Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:11 pm

Back in the hey-day before the PC "died" remember that people still held onto a PC for 3 years on average. We are approaching 3 years since the 2600K launched, and in today's environment the lifecycle has increased to about 5 years. The 2600K was a *very* powerful CPU chip when it launched, and games were (and still are) much more limited by the GPU.
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Re: i7-4770K vs 3770K vs 2600K gaming comparison

Postposted on Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:28 pm

Would have been nice to see an i7 920 thrown in there as well, as there are still some people clinging on to their 1st gen i7's.

I got by pretty long on an i5 750, and, if it were not for SLI use, I could have definitely stayed on it longer.

Multi-GPU can become CPU bound quite easily.
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Re: i7-4770K vs 3770K vs 2600K gaming comparison

Postposted on Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:04 pm

Wow. I knew the difference was small but this is way worse than I expected. With their focus being on mobile and integrated graphics I don't expect we'll see any gaming improvements from Intel for a while(at least not for single discreet card setups), unless one of their die shrinks produces something magical.

I can't help thinking about AMD and Mantle seeing this. AMD's CPUs can't match the gaming performance of Intel's but Mantle should offload work from the CPU removing some of the bottleneck. If it works like they say it does AMD might be able to meet Intel's gaming performance, perhaps even in multicard configurations.
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Re: i7-4770K vs 3770K vs 2600K gaming comparison

Postposted on Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:09 pm

Sadly for Nehalem owners, Sandy brought massive gains over the previous generation.

I think those gamers who adopted Sandy Bridge early enough are very fortunate, and I can't see myself replacing a 4.5GHz 2500K anytime soon.
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Re: i7-4770K vs 3770K vs 2600K gaming comparison

Postposted on Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:25 pm

My non-OC'd 2500k does everything I need it to with room to spare and aside from needing a new motherboard I don't plan to upgrade until 2015 at the very earliest. Better efficiency and a L3 cache would be nice, but it's not enough to justify $200+ until more stuff like faster memory and CPU/mobo features sweeten the deal.
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Re: i7-4770K vs 3770K vs 2600K gaming comparison

Postposted on Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:07 am

I went from a Q9450 to a 4770K. So for me, it was worth it. I didn't run into any CPU bound-ness games on my Q9450 and only had to upgrade to an SSD & new GPUs to keep that system relevant.
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Re: i7-4770K vs 3770K vs 2600K gaming comparison

Postposted on Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:11 am

Chrispy_ wrote:Sadly for Nehalem owners, Sandy brought massive gains over the previous generation.

I think those gamers who adopted Sandy Bridge early enough are very fortunate, and I can't see myself replacing a 4.5GHz 2500K anytime soon.


I was lucky enough to grab a 2500k early at a great price, though I did as the poster above says, upgrade the motherboard from a P67 to a Z77, but I am sitting at 5.1 now and under 1.5v, so I am very happy, I only got to 4.8 on the P67.
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Re: i7-4770K vs 3770K vs 2600K gaming comparison

Postposted on Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:52 am

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Chrispy_ wrote:Sadly for Nehalem owners, Sandy brought massive gains over the previous generation.

I think those gamers who adopted Sandy Bridge early enough are very fortunate, and I can't see myself replacing a 4.5GHz 2500K anytime soon.


I was lucky enough to grab a 2500k early at a great price, though I did as the poster above says, upgrade the motherboard from a P67 to a Z77, but I am sitting at 5.1 now and under 1.5v, so I am very happy, I only got to 4.8 on the P67.



I have been debating getting a shiney new z77 motherboard to cradle my precious 2600k since it is sitting in a Gigabyte P67-UD4-B3. Unfortunately I have a OEM windows 7 64bit license. So on top of the price of the motherboard I need to get another Windows license . I have a spare g-530 celeron lying around that I could use to make another system with the p67 motherboard and a HD 6450 I have lying around could combine to make a nice snappy machine. So I guess I will be waiting on the need for a new system where the G-530 will suffice before I do anything.

Also my cooling 120mm AIO radiator is just over 3years old and it needs to be replaced, the radiator is aluminum and the cold plate is copper,so I would imagine it should have some corrosive buildup in either the radiator or on the cold plate micro channels or both. I mean it does a pretty good job keeping my CPU under between 60-70c on Intelburn since that makes the CPU hotter then Prime95 that will only bring my CPU up to 65c where Intelburn will rise above 65c hitting 70c on core #1. I think it is because of the positioning on the chip but the 2 center cores, core #1 is the hottest with core #2 is a close second. My coolest core is core #0 running around 8c cooler, and core # 4 is the second coolest running around 5c cooler then my hottest core under a full load.
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Re: i7-4770K vs 3770K vs 2600K gaming comparison

Postposted on Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:38 am

Niiiiice. I got my 2600K for a great deal at microcenter (I wanna say $250?) and it hasn't disappointed me yet. This article is pretty much icing on the cake, thanks.
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Re: i7-4770K vs 3770K vs 2600K gaming comparison

Postposted on Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:44 am

vargis14 wrote: Unfortunately I have a OEM windows 7 64bit license. So on top of the price of the motherboard I need to get another Windows license.


Actually, all you'll need to do is call the robot :).
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Re: i7-4770K vs 3770K vs 2600K gaming comparison

Postposted on Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:24 pm

Prestige Worldwide wrote:Would have been nice to see an i7 920 thrown in there as well, as there are still some people clinging on to their 1st gen i7's.


My i7-920 is four years old and doing great. Newer games tax it, but otherwise it's going strong.
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Re: i7-4770K vs 3770K vs 2600K gaming comparison

Postposted on Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:02 pm

Airmantharp wrote:
vargis14 wrote: Unfortunately I have a OEM windows 7 64bit license. So on top of the price of the motherboard I need to get another Windows license.


Actually, all you'll need to do is call the robot :).


I think even with OEM you get 5 hardware changes before it goes all DRM on you. I can't remember if a motherboard swap triggers multiple hardware counts or not, I avoid OEM like the plague because the downsides are numerous and the cost-savings are miniscule.
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Re: i7-4770K vs 3770K vs 2600K gaming comparison

Postposted on Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:10 pm

Even if I had the extra money I'd feel no motivation to upgrade from my 2500K; sure Haswell is faster, but Sandy's plenty fast and I'm held back a lot more by the spinning disk. Maybe when Skylake comes out, but I kinda doubt it.
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