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post #1 of 27
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For next 5 years gaming at 1080p@60hz with moderate overclock and HD 7970 x1:

-FX 8350 + GA-990FXA-UD3 ~ $410
-i7 3770k + GA-Z77X-D3H ~ $540
-i7 3820 + GA-X79-UD3 ~ $570

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post #2 of 27
5 years... None of them?
post #3 of 27
Obviously the strongest CPU you have listed, which would be the i7 3770k....

But that 7970 x1 won't be future proof seeing we will most likely have whatever is the equivalent to the AMD "12970" which Im sure it wont be called that....

And Im sure 5 years from now we will have surpassed the AMD Pirate Island GPU's which are suppose to be absolute nasty scheduled for 2015.....

So yeah your CPU might hold you until then but that 7970 definitely won't... Having a 7970 in 2017 would be like having a 3870 today which everyone knows is balls slow for the majority of games now.

Look at this way, I built my sig rig back in 2010 that's almost 4 years ago but I built it originally with 2x5970's in QuadFire.... since then almost every year I upgraded the GPU..... and I don't plan on upgrading my CPU/mobo/ram etc until Skymont in 2016.....

So yeah technically I would say it's future proof if you consider upgrading your GPU every major release. To keep up with the most demanding games.
Edited by Kosai - 3/31/13 at 5:35am
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5 years... None of them?
I'd say it possible. For example, a GTX 480 which was released 4 years ago still works very well today. If you overclock a GTX 480, it could reach the performance of a GTX 650 Ti. Beside, Nvidia always releasing new drivers for the card that will improve it performance for today games. The same thing goes to AMD cards. So, I don't see any reason why today's high end card couldn't last for the next 4-5 years to come. Of course, you will not be able to play future games in ultra but at least you can play them with low, med or high settings (depend on the game).

Back to the OP's question, I'd say go for "i7 3770k + GA-Z77X-D3H". So far, i7 3770k is without a doubt, one of the best if not the best gaming cpu. You see, the problem right now is how many cores is enough for gaming in another 5 years to come? That's when the FX 8350 could be very useful. Plus, you can always buy another HD 7970 in the future and xfire them and it will be very future proof. For now, it's up to the OP to decide. A i7 3770k if you want the best gaming cpu for the next couple of years or take a gamble with FX 8350 against the uncertainties of future games.
Edited by Moustache - 3/31/13 at 5:26am
post #5 of 27
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Then with a future HD 8870 or HD 9870, what cpu+mobo will be better to have less cpu bottleneck?
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I honestly don't think a 3770k will bottleneck a single 9970 or a 9870 for that matter.... which brings me to my question, why settle for a 9870? and not a 9970 if your going all out?

My 980x still doesn't bottleneck a 7970 or 2 for that matter. - I wish i could find this review I read on newegg once, but I remember this guy saying he didn't upgrade his AMD Athlon 64 FX-74 until Sandy Bridge 2500k and was using just about every major high end GPU from amd every year since.

Now obviously there was bottleneck because it was a dual core, but I honestly don't think your going to see that much a difference until a few years from now.

GPU's need to catch up to CPU's to be honest, not the other way around as you have it pictured.
Edited by Kosai - 3/31/13 at 5:42am
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post #7 of 27
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which brings me to my question, why settle for a 9870? and not a 9970 if your going all out?
maybe typos.
post #8 of 27
Go with an i5 for gaming. Not gonna be any more futureproof with the i7.
I see many new people building PCs wanting i7 for their gaming rigs just because lawl moar performance.
Difference between i5 and i7 is the support for hyperthreading on the physical cores.
With hyperthreading you can have two threads for each core so 4 cores - 8 threads
There are only a few titles today that are know of benefiting from HT.
Lets say i5 3570k and i7 3770k perform the same in 99% of games with a margin of error ofc.
So my tip: Save money on the cpu and save it for future or buy something else better, (ssd, better mobo, better case etc etc)
post #9 of 27
Radeon HD 4870 1Gb is now comparable to Radeon HD 7750 by this exsample your Radeon HD 7970 will be usable for the next 4 years, optimistically for next 5 or 6 years barely for 1080p gaming in 2018-2019... 7970 will be usable ultil year 2017...

As for processor, upgrade path would be better on AMD and next generation consoles like Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 have 8 core processors. AMD has in every next generation console their hardware so there will be optimization for AMD since developers will try to reduce development cost for their games, another is that dual core processors out and in next 3-4 years quad core processors will be left in the dust as now dual cores are now.
post #10 of 27
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As for processor, upgrade path would be better on AMD and next generation consoles like Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 have 8 core processors. AMD has in every next generation console their hardware so there will be optimization for AMD since developers will try to reduce development cost for their games, another is that dual core processors out and in next 3-4 years quad core processors will be left in the dust as now dual cores are now.

The i5 3570k and AMD 8150 are neck to neck in gaming performance, even tho many people might disagree esp intel fanboys.
Just look at unbias gaming benchmarks, like from linustechtips and razetheworld on youtube
The fact that the amd is 8 core might give is some advantage in the future but that is hard to tell, as all we know is that the next gen consoles are 8 core and 8 core is the future. But still, if you invest into 8 core now, you might need to upgrade that cpu in the years to come as faster 8 cores come around.
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