Chizze Magoo Sep 14, 2013 @ 10:54am
Intel i5 4th gen vs i5 3rd gen
I have no idea if i should get a 4th or a 5th gen Intel i5 processor, so if you could enlighten me I would be grateful.
I was going to get an i5 3570K but I'm not sure now.
Thanks :)
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_I_ Sep 14, 2013 @ 11:14am 
3570k /w z77 board is still a good combo
but for about the same price you can get a 4670 (non k) and a b85 combo
which will do just as good

or if near a microcenter, the 4670k /w z87 comos are cheaper than the 3570k /w z77 combos
http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/intel-processor-bundles.aspx
shobhit550 Sep 14, 2013 @ 2:50pm 
3570k only goes up to two cores max usage on most games for me, so it is still awesome
3570k= want to overclock
4670= okay with base clocks
both are good, i would personally go 3rd gen, because the new intel mobo line will use different sockets from the 4th gen anyway ( so they dont upgrade either way)
Rumpelcrutchskin Sep 14, 2013 @ 3:16pm 
They are pretty much the same. Intel was damn lazy when releasing this new generation.
100% Recycled Awesome Sep 14, 2013 @ 11:20pm 
Originally posted by Rumpelcrutchskin:
They are pretty much the same. Intel was damn lazy when releasing this new generation.

4th draws less power and has slightly boosted performance.

Just depends on budget. If a 3rd gen goes on sale, it's worth buying the 3rd IMO.

Haswell is mostly for power reduction. The hardcore performance users will be using the Ivy-Es.

Haswell in the new Mac Air Book is huge on power saving. Still waiting for the new Mac book Pro in how many more hours it will bag.

Broadwell should see some insanely low wattage processors. Intel has to hit back aganist ARM as well as giving Windows tablets good processing without the ARM limitations.
rad87gn Sep 15, 2013 @ 2:16am 
Originally posted by shobhit550:
3570k only goes up to two cores max usage on most games for me, so it is still awesome
3570k= want to overclock
4670= okay with base clocks
both are good, i would personally go 3rd gen, because the new intel mobo line will use different sockets from the 4th gen anyway ( so they dont upgrade either way)

That is odd. When I had my i5 4-core PC and also my i7 4-core PC and laptop almost no games didn't use all cores.
Last edited by rad87gn; Sep 15, 2013 @ 2:17am
Chizze Magoo Sep 15, 2013 @ 3:22am 
Thanks for the answers. I think I'll get a 3rd gen :)
shobhit550 Sep 15, 2013 @ 6:58am 
Originally posted by rad87gn:
Originally posted by shobhit550:
3570k only goes up to two cores max usage on most games for me, so it is still awesome
3570k= want to overclock
4670= okay with base clocks
both are good, i would personally go 3rd gen, because the new intel mobo line will use different sockets from the 4th gen anyway ( so they dont upgrade either way)

That is odd. When I had my i5 4-core PC and also my i7 4-core PC and laptop almost no games didn't use all cores.
? thats weird Ive checked a lot of games, most dont go over 2 cores
Taomi Sep 15, 2013 @ 11:18am 
Performance-wise, sandy-bridge/ivy-bridge/haswell are so close together that it doesn't really matter which one to take.

The features which you get from the different gens are another matter though.
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