12-05-2012 07:45 AM - edited 12-05-2012 07:46 AM
thanks again. This is what I suspected but I thought I should ask someone just in case.
I have another question, and I apologize since I am getting a bit off topic. Since I am left without the option to OC, I see myself with 2 choices. I could either continue with my plan to get the i5 3570k or opt for the i7-3770. I am buying a gaming computer(the HP phoenix h9 1300t) this weekend and it will contain the following-
HP motherboard (formosa)
2GB GTX 680
HP liquid cooling solution
everything else (misc.)
This will be used strictly for gaming. Should I go ahead and get the i7 since I can't OC regardless? Or stick with the i5? I know current games don't use hyper threading, but is the i7 better for gaming in general? It has 2MB more cache but is this negligible?
Thanks and sorry again for derailing this topic, but since I am buying this weekend I would appreciate any help.
12-05-2012 09:03 AM
The i5-3570K doesn't have hyperthreading and there would be a performance drop if you have applications that can benefit by having more than four threads active. If the applications are video encoding and rendering then hypertheading might give you a 10% boost. You stated "gaming" so you would need to research the particular games that you plan on using for using hyperthreading verses no hyperthreading. Check the price differential between the two processors.
A "pure" gaming PC might have an Intel six core with quad channel memory. You won't lose because of technology but instead on physical reaction time, movement anticipation and Internet lag if you play games on the Internet.
Either the i5-3570 or the i7-3770 should serve you well for gaming. The chosen video card will make the difference for gaming. If the PC tht you are considering comes with Windows 8 then consider whether your applications will work and the overall change in the user interface.
The HP h8-1440t might be another consideration but it doesn't have water cooling.
12-13-2012 01:13 PM
hi dave i m getting the hd 6850 after some brainstorming!! so do i have to take out the previous hd 4650 and but this card?? because this card requires two slots
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