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Old 31st May 2013, 21:12   #1
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3770K to 4770K, Worth it ?

I'm getting the upgrade itch, Should I stick with my 3770K, Running at 4.60GHZ, Or get the 4770K when it comes out ?

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Old 31st May 2013, 21:15   #2
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stick with what you have

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Old 31st May 2013, 21:15   #3
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It depends whether the chance of 10% extra performance is worth it to you. I would suggest for most it probably wouldn't be worthwhile, but it may be good to keep an eye on the forums for a few weeks and see how it turns out.

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Old 31st May 2013, 21:17   #4
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or be very brave or stupid and delidd it then clock to 4.8ghz

im at 4.8ghz myself so I see no point at all going to haswell

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Old 31st May 2013, 23:57   #5
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No real point switching to a 4770k from a 3770k, I'm sticking with mine anyway

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Old 1st Jun 2013, 00:15   #6
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Old 1st Jun 2013, 00:46   #7
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Old 1st Jun 2013, 01:19   #8
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I'm getting the upgrade itch, Should I stick with my 3770K, Running at 4.60GHZ, Or get the 4770K when it comes out ?
For similar cost you could go with X79 and 4820K in a few months, better upgrade path, could go 6 core in the future... Quad channel memory and full PCI-E Bandwidth.. Haswell is all about igpu, no real desktop CPU improvement to warrant a move from 3770K, 4820K would come with other tangible benefits as mentioned though...

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Old 1st Jun 2013, 01:31   #9
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I was kinda tempted by haswell, but took a reality check. Gonna buy a 3770k. Haswell isnt very interesting tbh, bit like the latest nvidia gpu's. A rather poor refresh of the current stuff. Hence ive gone sli gtx 670. But, my 3570k is a bottleneck for those cards in sli. Even with the cards at stock and the cpu at 4.5ghz.

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Old 1st Jun 2013, 01:37   #10
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I'm a half-gen behind most of you guys and I didn't even consider switching to Haswell. I wont upgrade my CPU until Skylake at the earliest.

Get the most out of your CPU I went Pentium 4 > Core 2 Duo > i5 2500K


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Old 1st Jun 2013, 01:52   #11
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I went from a q6600 at 3.8ghz to a q9550 at the same, then an i7 920 at 4.2ghz to my current 3570k. it was a downdgrade in certain games tbh. Hence i want a 3770k now.

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Old 1st Jun 2013, 02:31   #12
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A 4.2ghz i920 to a 3570k? madness.
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Old 1st Jun 2013, 03:00   #13
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Yep, it was a wee experiment tbh. I had an i7 920 @4.2ghz, and an i7 930@4.3ghz. One had to go. The 920 got sold, still have the 930. Basically i like to buy new cpu's. overclock em and then decide wether to keep them or not. Hence the 3570k will be sold soon. No use with sli gtx 670's. As useless as an ashtray on a motorbike.

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Old 1st Jun 2013, 10:31   #14
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Defo not worth it.


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Old 1st Jun 2013, 10:49   #15
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if you are getting that itech...
delid your chip and see what it can do best
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Old 1st Jun 2013, 12:15   #16
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Can't see it would be worth the outlay TBH. Plenty of life left in the i3770k with a mild OC.

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Old 1st Jun 2013, 13:40   #17
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Unless an i7 4770k can overclock a lot better than an i7 3770k there is little point changing.

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Old 1st Jun 2013, 14:10   #18
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haswell 4770k cinebench score @ 4.6ghz was 9.72 points with 1.4v

ivybridge 3770k cinebench score @ 4.8ghz was 9.75 points @ 1.38v

so roughly 200mhz faster providing you get a decent clocker=low voltage chip

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Old 1st Jun 2013, 14:12   #19
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After seeing 4770K reviews I will reiterate what I said earlier..

'For similar cost you could go with X79 and 4820K in a few months, better upgrade path, could go 6 core in the future... Quad channel memory and full PCI-E Bandwidth.. Haswell is all about igpu, no real desktop CPU improvement to warrant a move from 3770K, 4820K would come with other tangible benefits as mentioned though...'

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Old 1st Jun 2013, 14:28   #20
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After seeing 4770K reviews I will reiterate what I said earlier..

'For similar cost you could go with X79 and 4820K in a few months, better upgrade path, could go 6 core in the future... Quad channel memory and full PCI-E Bandwidth.. Haswell is all about igpu, no real desktop CPU improvement to warrant a move from 3770K, 4820K would come with other tangible benefits as mentioned though...'

This is what I might do.
Only reason I need to upgrade is for encoding performance, 1600p footage takes 50% longer to encode than it does to record.
Streaming @ all resolutions performance and what not could be higher.

So, I was thinking about 6 core, but figured Id wait and see how this lot of chips did. Looks like Ivy Bridge E is where I will head, depending on the % increase I can expect. New mobo, mobo block, cpu and cpu block, and tubing probably comes together to make it a hefty priuce tag if its only 10% performance or something.

Just have to get round to doing some more work to afford it lol.

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Old 1st Jun 2013, 15:26   #21
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Well it looks like l'm going to just upgrade my GPU 6970-->780 and keep my trusty old 920 at least another 1 or 2 year's. Was hopping the Haswell would be a better OC 4.8ghz.But again Intel are skimping on Haswell using the Blue tac again for the thermal paste also puts me off.

Your paying good money for Haswell 4770k why use cheap paste, its just another way of stopping you getting the best out of it by overclocking. Why should you have to de-lid Haswell, surely they could of used a good thermal paste at least on the 4770k.

But if l have to upgrade l'll go X79 instead, oh well.
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I never understand why they dont use at least mid range thermal paste tbh. I can understand not using top the of range as its just more cost and people will moan about the prices, but lots of hardware seems to come with the absolute worst thermal paste a team of scientists could come up with.

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Well it looks like l'm going to just upgrade my GPU 6970-->780 and keep my trusty old 920 at least another 1 or 2 year's. Was hopping the Haswell would be a better OC 4.8ghz.But again Intel are skimping on Haswell using the Blue tac again for the thermal paste also puts me off.

Your paying good money for Haswell 4770k why use cheap paste, its just another way of stopping you getting the best out of it by overclocking. Why should you have to de-lid Haswell, surely they could of used a good thermal paste at least on the 4770k.

But if l have to upgrade l'll go X79 instead, oh well.
exactly that,they use the blue tack so you'll go x79

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You could De-Lid a 3770k and get one of those EK "Naked Ivy" CPU Blocks

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Old 1st Jun 2013, 15:59   #25
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God no. The IPC increase is minimal, and it's likely to overclock less well.
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Old 1st Jun 2013, 20:44   #26
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lol nope

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Old 2nd Jun 2013, 07:42   #27
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The story with the 4770k seems to be the same as when the 3770k came out. Yet, small increments in performance still matters. Also interesting to see the 4770k doesn't overclock as well, which was also said about the 3770 vs 2700k and think I read it runs hotter, same story as 3770k vs 2700k but many still upgraded - newer chip overall will still be better.
Can't remember the stats now but if 4770k 10% faster than 3770k which was 10% faster then the 2700k that means 4770k is 22% faster than 2700k.
Personally I like the idea of skipping a CPU generation. And if one can afford the additional cost, might as well go with non-GPU processors(2011 chips) as we all run graphics cards anyway.

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Old 2nd Jun 2013, 10:33   #28
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I'm sticking with my 3570k for at least another 2 years.

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Old 2nd Jun 2013, 14:47   #29
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If it wasnt for the fact the move requires a motherboard change I'd probably be tempted to upgrade CPU.

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Old 2nd Jun 2013, 15:10   #30
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If you have a 3770k, nope it not worth it at all full stop, the 4770k offers what 10% increase which you never see in real world usage, it overclocks the same, It might actually run hotter clock for clock when overclocked, due to now using onboard voltage regulators.

Plus the cost on top aswell for new mobo & maybe a new PSU, which could be spent on let say a better graphics card.

I only upgraded at Christmas, I intend sticking with the 3770k for the next couple of years at least until something worth upgrading to comes out, or if AMD finally get their act together on the CPU front.
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