Well, the reason you have the K processor is you wanna overclock. In games you benefit little OCing in terms of fps. In some extreme cases you can remove bottlenecks by OC cpu high, but I think i7 4770 manage all games good even paired with a high end gpu. Remember, go big or go home to (me) as we say
I ran my i5 3570k stock in bf3 multiplayer and then ran it at 4.9ghz, the fps were the same I can remember. Nowdays i play WOT, it only support a single core so I can imagine my 4.8ghz do give me a couple of extra fps..or not I dont wanna mess with the settings and find out
. I get bottlenecked though I think, cpu core 1 on 100% the rest on 5% or what ever windows use. And no cpu up to this point beat a 4.5-5ghz i5 (ivy or haswell) in single core performance. So yes there are more software limitations than your little i7 can handle.
Yes you need a hecaxore intel to not bottleneck two of these high end cards in games that support and take advantage of more cores. Still a i7 4770k will bottleneck those cards as much as a i7 hexacore in games that dont use more than 4 cores (pretty múch 97% of all games). In some mmo and mmorgs no matter how good system you have you will still get fps drops and horrible performance. WOT is one example as I mentioned above, it doesnt support more than 1 core and I dont even think it supports sli/cf, and there are many games like that having crappy game engines from ancient times, yet demanding alot to run at 100+ fps.
We got to differ between benchmark scores and real life gaming. I mean a stock i5 beats a i7 49xx in both single core and quad core apps and games because each core is stronger (I believe/hope). And please i7 owners do prove me wrong.Edited by PachAz - 4/13/14 at 7:10pm