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Hey guys

 

My current config is the 2500k along with the maximus v Gene from Asus.The cpu is clocked to 4.7 ghz along with a gtx 570.I have a kingston v300 240 gb and 8 gb of corsair ram.

 

I have decided that i need an upgrade and thought of upgrading the cpu to a 4770k and get a similar board from asus.However now after checking the price in my local market, iam a little confused and would need your help for the same.

 

Firstly whats the performance difference between the 3770k and the 4770k ?

 

Would i still be ok with the 4670k i5 variant over the 3770 k ?

 

One thing is that if i go for the 3770k, i would not need a new board and might think about upgrading the gpu.

 

I would really love to hear your suggestions.Thanks.

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If you have your 2500 OC'd to 4.7GHz it's doubtful you'll have any significant performance improvement by upgrading. The 3xxx and 4xxxx generations are maybe 10-15% faster when comparing clock vs clock to 2xxx. They are more energy efficient, but that's basically it.They are also not so good at overclocking, so 4.5GHz is a reasonable limit. Basically you won't gain anything.

 

If you need to upgrade I would consider the graphics card. The GTX570 is now 2 generations old and the GTX770 is roughly 50% faster. But off course if you use the computer only for FSX the graphic card doesn't matter so much - it matters but GTX570 is more than enough.

 

Summing up I wouldn't upgrade yet in your situation. You have a very powerful setup and there is not much you can gain by upgrading. If you have an urge to spend money (like I have sometimes ;) ) then I would spend it on some nice hardware controller - like a professional yoke or something.

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Hi..thanks for your reply

 

No the computer would be used for gaming and fsx as well.So iam contemplating the gpu upgrade.So how does a 3770K and a 670 sound ?

 

I understand that I might not see any improvement in fsx in fps.but what about overall performance ?

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My friend and I upgraded. He went from GTX570 oc to a 680. I went from AMD 6950 to GTX 660ti and then to AMD 7970. We both have smoother and more steady fps when the weather rolls in. Was it worth $400 less the sale of the old card? That's up to you. I lock at 40 now instead of 30 as does he.

 

Landing at KSEA or KPDX in PMDG aircraft in poor weather still means FPS in the 20's. I want Haswell now.

 

C.

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Hi..thanks for your reply

 

No the computer would be used for gaming and fsx as well.So iam contemplating the gpu upgrade.So how does a 3770K and a 670 sound ?

 

I understand that I might not see any improvement in fsx in fps.but what about overall performance ?

 

I would for now park the MB and CPU upgrade and just buy a new graphics card in your case. I would recommend the new GTX770 (maybe Palit Jetstream). It has very good value for money. Performs similar to the old GTX680 with less power consumption.

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Guys Thanks for your suggestions.

 

However i would still like to know...just for my information

 

4770k=4670k=3770k ? Which is better ?

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4770K / DDR3 3000MHz The fastest FSX platform.....by far!

 

HLJAMES

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4770K / DDR3 3000MHz The fastest FSX platform.....by far!

 

HLJAMES

 

hey thanks for your reply.Would u hence suggest that i could be fine with the 4670k as well ?

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Its ok with 4670k better than a 3770K for FSX.

 

4770K / DDR3 3000MHz The fastest FSX platform.....by far!

 

HLJAMES

 

new set on the way 2800 9 12 12 28 1T ^_^

 

Hasse

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Its ok with 4670k better than a 3770K for FSX.

 

 

new set on the way 2800 9 12 12 28 1T ^_^

 

Hasse

WOW! 6.4ns thats the best I have ever seen.

When memory comes out with Haswell timing tables then we will see the full potential of Haswell.

 

HLJAMES

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