not for gaming . and u still avoiding the answers and lying to yourself more.
here ur own link did show i5 4690K vs i7 4790K
and i did put the image and u did avoid it , and the i5 is higher in the low fps by 5 , and the i7 only 2 fps in the avg better so where is that massive more cores better for gaming?
i7 5960x 8 cores vs 4 cores 4770k 1 fps avg more !!
u said they are
Comes with 8 logical cores
and u dont even know what that means . and i showed u that actual cores different than hyperthreading . and both more than 4 cores in intel are wasting money if u want them for gaming. u pay 1000$ to gain 1fps over the 4770k? u serious ?
and still trolling plz stop this u are misguiding the OP he might not know a lot about hardware and such things and will go buy according to ur advice and waste money , instead of investing money on gpu.
and ur own link this image is from , which actually put the i5 better than the i7 , coz 5 fps in low matters way more than 2 fps in average and if u will say no , then :3 just delete your ocn account and go play farmville on facebook and leave gaming pc recommendations for ppl who is trying to help not lie
here is BF4
both fps 61.4
intel Core i5 4570S 60.5fps VS i7 4790S 60.1fps VS i7 5960X 60.1fps [and the i5 4690K get 61.2 fps ] according to ur awesome deduction this 1.2 fps more should mean that this i5 is faster and it should be due to having more cores? well guessed wrong it have way less cores than 5960x and used ur game of choice BF4 and the i5 4570s even clocked at lower speeds than all the one's i wrote here and still win against i7 5960x and the i7 4790s .
wow ! i5 won? really?! how!?! hhhhhhh because u don't understand the concept of within the margin of error , because =.=! u need to read more and research then come and suggest ppl or u know these things and just like to misguide ppl and lie or u are Troll. there is no other possibility one of these 3 .
why ppl buy hexa for gaming? in intel cpu's they are wasting money or they dont know about these stuff and was just victim of marketing and thought like u that more cores always better lol just like the silly phones joke that intel and asus made and did say we created a phone with 16 cores , they just took a xeon cpu and stick it to a phone with sticker hhhhhhhhhhhhh.
the idea is architecture is the most important thing , and cpu clock speed , cores number etc.. all comes later , there is bottleneck right now to how much game engines can utilize cpu and cpu cores (intel ) so they don't benefit from having more cores than 4.
thats why a lot of ppl who are on budget or want good value gaming pc they buy i5 .
amd is another story
if u want sli and other things that is also different story which can be a reason why they buy a cpu with more cores + pcie lanes etc..Edited by fido - 11/10/15 at 12:50am