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Thoughts on CPU
Scrubber
Queensland
1 posts
Hi all

Im New here i have been gaming a while but its time to look at the pc again after a motherboard failure. I am having trouble picking a CPU

thoughts at this stage are

intel Xeon E3-1240 v3
Intel 4670k
Intel 4770
Intel 4770k

I like the 4670k for its price and unlocked multiplier
i Like the Xeon E3-1240 v3 for reliability and a little cheaper than the 4770 for similar performance
I Like the 4770 for hyperthreading i believe that in real world it will help ( wont benchmark and better tho )
The 4770k benchmarks the best but not sure real work it will be any better

The reason i am not sure about the 4670k and 4770k is the lack of hyper threading
the reason against the intel Xeon E3-1240 v3 and 4770 are the locked multiplier

System specs are

2 gigabyte GTX660 OC in SLI ( From old machine )
1100w Quality PSU ( From old machine )
nochta D14 cooler ( From old machine )
Mushkin redline frostbyte 1600mhz DDR3 Ram 16GB ( From old machine )
Sandisk 256gig SSD ( From old machine )
Gigabyte Sniper-5 Motherboard (got for the right price )

Any body with any real world experience with these processors there feed back would be appreciated

cheers

76t
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Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
21822 posts
I've got an i7 4770K and it seems fine. I don't know if it's the best bang for your buck but it works perfectly for what I need plus it got a 7.8 out of 7.9 in the Windows experience so it must be awesome!
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trillion
Gladstone, Queensland
3508 posts
i have an Intel 4770k in this thing and although technically it doesn't have HT, it still has 4 cores or 8 threads so it might just be that the instruction set was integrated into the cpu at a lower level
06:59pm 23/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1784 posts
I think you'll find you only have 4 threads trillion. Bring up Task Manager, you should see 4 cores only.

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It looks like you've done your homework OP, because these CPUs are the 4 biggest contenders of this field. I can't really give you any more info than what you already know.

The 4770K will come out on top because you can overclock it as well. Keep in mind when it's being benched, it's being put up against the 4770, which has HT, yet the 4770 doesn't beat it.

If you were to go the 4770 route then the Xeon would be the better option, as you gain Fast Memory Access (which only really matters In the future if you ever HTPC the system without a graphics card and want to game on it, but it's cheaper anyways so meh.

Ultimately, you know the score already, you have to choose. But choose wisely.
09:09pm 23/04/14 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
15477 posts
4670k All the way. Best bang for buck, particularly if you want to OC.
09:16pm 23/04/14 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
11551 posts
09:58pm 23/04/14 Permalink
trillion
Gladstone, Queensland
3509 posts
i checked that before posting and it shows 8 and 4/8 in cpu-z

it's not like you'd go around writing about a cpu having a DX coprocessor so it can do things like plot a hyperbola or whatever, but the addition of it on the die is probably still there in some form if you could shuffle through the processor schematic advances

but back in the day that was a big selling point on capability

which is why i reckon it's just quietly been engineered closer to the execution cores
10:04pm 23/04/14 Permalink
Audi
Perth, Western Australia
717 posts
4770K

4/8 3.5 GHz
3.9 GHz 8 MB 4600 1,250 MHz 84 W
$339
01:42pm 24/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1791 posts
i checked that before posting and it shows 8 and 4/8 in cpu-z

And you have a 4770K or 4770?

Must be the first K I've seen with 8 threads. Super special series.
06:10pm 24/04/14 Permalink
trillion
Gladstone, Queensland
3511 posts
is it?

http://i.imgur.com/E61GSnw.jpg

i could swear that yesterday this page had it shown as not having HT
http://ark.intel.com/products/75123

but maybe i got it confused when comparing to the 4670k
http://ark.intel.com/products/75048/intel-core-i5-4670k-processor-6m-cache-up-to-3_80-ghz

so Scrubber the 4670k doesn't have HT but the 4770k does
06:35pm 24/04/14 Permalink
Scrubber
Queensland
2 posts

is it?

http://i.imgur.com/E61GSnw.jpg

i could swear that yesterday this page had it shown as not having HT
http://ark.intel.com/products/75123

but maybe i got it confused when comparing to the 4670k
http://ark.intel.com/products/75048/intel-core-i5-4670k-processor-6m-cache-up-to-3_80-ghz

so Scrubber the 4670k doesn't have HT but the 4770k does


Interesting yesterday it did say that i did not support hyperthreading so really now its a two horse race. Do i need hyperthreading or will my wallet win wit the cheaper CPU
07:11pm 24/04/14 Permalink
Scrubber
Queensland
3 posts
4770K

4/8 3.5 GHz
3.9 GHz 8 MB 4600 1,250 MHz 84 W
$339



And where did you get it for that price. Both New Egg and Amazon wont ship to Australia CPUs
07:13pm 24/04/14 Permalink
Audi
Perth, Western Australia
721 posts
New egg ships to Australia. Anyway I just posted that to show it has HT, was from the intel site.
07:21pm 24/04/14 Permalink
RuleofBooKz
Melbourne, Victoria
1502 posts
i was pretty interested when i heard newegg shipped to australia last week but unfortunately newegg only ships specific stuff - u have to click some international tab and select from that stuff - half of it isnt in stock and the rest is stuff you dont want or a very limited selection
07:49pm 24/04/14 Permalink
Scrubber
Queensland
4 posts
I Registered an account Put several cpus into the cart and tried to check out and it wouldnt let me. So i gave up and moved on with life New Egg lost me as a customer it was all to hard after that. Amazon was exactly the same. I believe that it is intel that wont allow them to sell to australia. Now i am just waiting on stuff from ebay lol
08:38pm 24/04/14 Permalink
koopz
Brisbane, Queensland
10457 posts
note to self:


create another online persona and sell computer parts
09:23pm 24/04/14 Permalink
Audi
Perth, Western Australia
722 posts
i was pretty interested when i heard newegg shipped to australia last week but unfortunately newegg only ships specific stuff - u have to click some international tab and select from that stuff - half of it isnt in stock and the rest is stuff you dont want or a very limited selection


They ship the 4770k to Aus.
10:45pm 24/04/14 Permalink
HerbalLizard
USA
5975 posts
Intel Xeon you need this in a gaming rig because why...????
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Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
16079 posts
In the recnentisth past there was a time when the Xeon gave good bang-for-buck performance wise. At the moment though, the 4690 or 4690K are best bang-for-buck. If you feel games are suffering from not having 8 full cores eventually you can upgrade to an i7.

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