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post #1 of 31
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What is the main advantage of the 4470K over the 3770K? In most benchmarks I've seen the 3770K actually beats the 4470K in some cases.

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4470k? Is that a new CPU?
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There isn't much point in upgrading from a 3770k to a 4770k since the difference is around ~10% IPC.
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Not sure what you've seen there. The 3770k shouldn't beat the 4770k anywhere and I'd suspect it's the board or something else causing the difference in whatever benchmarks you looked at.

The 4770k looks a lot more fun to overclock than the 3770k. There's a lot more settings to tweak. For the 3770k, it's just setting multiplier and vcore and that's it.

The Z87 boards look better feature wise. They all seem to have Intel LAN, more USB3 Intel ports, more Intel SATA3 ports and perhaps something else I forgot.

Both have the same problem with the IHS not being soldered (I mean that delidding stuff). None of those two is better than the other in that regard.
post #5 of 31
If you already have a 3770k, its not real reason to move up to 4770k. its a sidegrade at best. However, if you are shopping for a i7. The 4770k is what you want for the stronger IPC, better motherboards and newer tech.

When considering upgrades I will keep what I have if the gain is under 20%. This is a example of less than 20%. Even less than 5% if you have a 5ghz 3770k and get a low clocking 4770k.
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Performance difference is around 5-7%. The only good thing about haswell is the mbs.
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What about the i7 4770 non K? Its about $30 cheaper and I don't plan on over clocking at all really. Are they the same chip just one is unlocked and one isn't?

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If you are thinking about buying it to replace your current 3770k, that really makes no sense. There's barely a difference, too little to make it noticeable for a human, and you'd only have to overclock your 3770k the tiniest bit to make it overtake the 4770.
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No point to upgrade from 3770k just wait for Broadwell!
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Originally Posted by 2slick4u View Post

No point to upgrade from 3770k just wait for Broadwell!

broadwell

pfft.... no ture upgrade is till skylake and i know pretty much everyone will agree to that if you own anything after sandy chips
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