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So I've upgraded from my AMD 1100T @ 3.8ghz to my current AMD 8350 @ 4.6ghz.

I currently run SLI 560s, and my 1100T was significantly bottlenecking them in CPU intensive games. Unfortunately, while the 8350 shows better performance/less bottlenecking, it hasn't NEARLY solved the problem.

What's worse, in fact, is that both of these CPU will bottleneck a ***SINGLE*** gtx560 when playing games like WOW, FF14, GW2, etc. Basically any game that prioritizes a single thread. And by bottleneck. I'm talking about dropping from 100+ FPS in single group situations (with 97%+ GPU usage) to literally an UNPLAYABLE 20-25 FPS in large-scenario battles (such as GW2 RVR). These results are the same regardless of gameplay settings, and/or running with a single card or running in SLI.

I'm wondering if this is a good time to build an Intel rig, or if I should wait a few months til the summer/fall. Is the 4820k or the 4770k setup a better buy for mainly gaming?
    
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I would wait until Q2 because going by this thread, new CPUs and boards would be out:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1473894/kitguru-intel-set-to-launch-haswell-e-ahead-of-schedule-in-q2/0_100

But if you absolutely want to upgrade now, I would go with the 4770k, it seems a tad better for gaming and I read it overclocks better as well.
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So I've upgraded from my AMD 1100T @ 3.8ghz to my current AMD 8350 @ 4.6ghz.

I currently run SLI 560s, and my 1100T was significantly bottlenecking them in CPU intensive games. Unfortunately, while the 8350 shows better performance/less bottlenecking, it hasn't NEARLY solved the problem.

What's worse, in fact, is that both of these CPU will bottleneck a ***SINGLE*** gtx560 when playing games like WOW, FF14, GW2, etc. Basically any game that prioritizes a single thread. And by bottleneck. I'm talking about dropping from 100+ FPS in single group situations (with 97%+ GPU usage) to literally an UNPLAYABLE 20-25 FPS in large-scenario battles (such as GW2 RVR). These results are the same regardless of gameplay settings, and/or running with a single card or running in SLI.

I'm wondering if this is a good time to build an Intel rig, or if I should wait a few months til the summer/fall. Is the 4820k or the 4770k setup a better buy for mainly gaming?

 

Haswell refresh is coming soon, and so is Haswell-e. I'd try and put up with it for a bit. And if I remember correctly, Haswell Refresh boards will be compatible with Broadwell in the future, so you have an upgrade route there if you'd like. Current Z87 boards are going to be "EOL'd" with Haswell's refresh, Z97.

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