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3770K to 4770K, Worth it ?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Dicehunter, May 31, 2013.

  1. Dicehunter

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 19, 2007

    Posts: 9,806

    Location: Rothwell, Kettering

    I'm getting the upgrade itch, Should I stick with my 3770K, Running at 4.60GHZ, Or get the 4770K when it comes out ?
     
  2. wazza300

    Caporegime

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    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    stick with what you have:p
     
  3. Khazzer

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 30, 2008

    Posts: 306

    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.
     
  4. wazza300

    Caporegime

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    or be very brave or stupid and delidd it then clock to 4.8ghz:eek::)

    im at 4.8ghz myself so I see no point at all going to haswell
     
  5. Nuclear Fusion

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 30, 2012

    Posts: 2,365

    Location: Dorset/Hertfordshire

    No real point switching to a 4770k from a 3770k, I'm sticking with mine anyway :)
     
  6. jb7

    Gangster

    Joined: Jul 28, 2009

    Posts: 331

    definitely not
     
  7. Klunt Bumskrint

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Oxfordshire

    Nah
     
  8. Boomstick777

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 2, 2012

    Posts: 10,546

    Location: UK.

    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...
     
  9. setter

    Don

    Joined: Dec 14, 2005

    Posts: 28,160

    Location: armoy, n. ireland

    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.
     
  10. Acme

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

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    Location: Broken down.

    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. :p

    Get the most out of your CPU :D I went Pentium 4 > Core 2 Duo > i5 2500K :p
     
  11. setter

    Don

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    Location: armoy, n. ireland

    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.
     
  12. smilertoo

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 4, 2005

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    A 4.2ghz i920 to a 3570k? madness.
     
  13. setter

    Don

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    Location: armoy, n. ireland

    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.
     
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2013
  14. shadow_boxer

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Stoke-On-Trent

    Defo not worth it.
     
  15. deFiniLoGy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 7, 2013

    Posts: 2,349

    Location: Cambridge

    if you are getting that itech...
    delid your chip and see what it can do best :)
     
  16. Boldie007

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 26, 2012

    Posts: 156

    Can't see it would be worth the outlay TBH. Plenty of life left in the i3770k with a mild OC.
     
  17. Kaapstad

    Man of Honour

    Joined: May 21, 2012

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    Location: Skaro

    Unless an i7 4770k can overclock a lot better than an i7 3770k there is little point changing.
     
  18. wazza300

    Caporegime

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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
     
  19. Boomstick777

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 2, 2012

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    Location: UK.

    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...'
     
  20. Ch3m1c4L

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 11, 2007

    Posts: 2,759

    Location: London, UK


    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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