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Is it worth getting a 3770K at this point in time?

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I'm curious. Is it even worth it any more? Now that the Playstation 4 specs are out I have been thinking if it's even worth buying a 3770K. I looked at some benchmarks of Crysis 3 and AMD 8350 beat the 3770K. I know future games will be using more cores since the consoles use them. Therefore, it may be easier for the programmers to optimize all the cores on current gen CPU's. Before PS3 and 360 only used 2 or 3 cores and the programmers stuck with using 2 to 3 cores when they ported the games over to PC.


Any thoughts?

Here are the benchmarks...


http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t364/Hunbug76/Crysis-3-Test-CPUs-VH-720p_zps221c9475.png

http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t364/Hunbug76/cr3%20CPU/qQpVGOc_zps14e25a80.jpg


This is not bad considering the CPU only costs around £140 and 3770K costs around £250
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No, for gaming just get a 3570K, the i7's Hyperthreading will not make any difference.
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Crysis 3 utilizes more than 4 cores, 99% of games do not and the 3770k will be much better in those. Not exactly the best game to base your choice on unless it's all you plan on playing.

Both the 3770k and 3570k are worth it in my opinion.
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wow... benchmarks are so biased... think about it dude... it's at 3.5ghz... everyone i know can get their 3770k to 4.5ghz w/ hardly any voltage.... compare core to core.. the 3770k is better and faster in crysis 3. you'd see a 5% difference with a 8350 @ 4.5 ghz... TRUTH SUCKS
    
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I just got a 3770k over Christmas along with an mpower msi board. I changed from an AMD PII x6 1100t and honestly I wish I had gone 8350!

I've had weird lagging issues with my 3770k in videos and other small niggles that have really pissed me off considering the price for the intel rig components. My PII had some issues but nothing that annoyed me for internet browsing or gaming.....and the annoyances i think were honestly from my mid level board i was using.

In a few months I'll be starting a new job with good money and I'm looking to build a second pc for htpc/server duties and at this point I will likely be building a new 8350 rig as my new main rig and moving my 3770k and board into that htpc/ server duties. I have been vastly dissappointed by the hype that intel has (that i bought into). I will wait to see what hasewell has to offer when released soon but honestly I'm going back to AMD because i feel intel is about as overrated as the hindenburg was for fast air travel. Its total bunk and I want more cores and the smooth experience back, they can keep their freaking 2 extra choppy fps and kiss my rear end

Build with the 8350 you wont regret it, or at least avoid the 3770k hype because its bunk
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I prefer Intel,it gives you the multithreaded games top notch performance but it's also good at 1-2 threaded games because of faster than AMD clock per clock speed.Unfortunately,1155 is a dead socket so if you're currently looking into building a rig,i would say: Get the FX-8350. It isn't a bad CPU at all(around i5-3570k performance ,both on stock,changes when OC,i5-3570k > FX8350 by a bit).If you choose AMD,you'll have two generations of upcoming CPU's to come out on your socket=no new mobo needed if you feel the need to upgrade.In the bechmarks you gave,they're both on stock,AMD stock is 4.00ghz and Intel - 3.5Ghz. Crysis benefits from higher clock,so that's from where the difference is.
And btw,in think the test is a fraud honestly.Look their results of the Alpha:
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The best option i think is waiting for Haswell to come out,get the best CPU of it,and be set for few years.
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