Intel i5-3570K still a decent cpu? Worth upgrading soon?

#1 Edited by BSC14 (4145 posts) -

I plan on upgrading my gtx 670 to one of the new gtx 900 series but I don't like bottlenecks and I'm trying to avoid that so is my cpu still decent?

Still have much life in it?

#2 Posted by glez13 (9025 posts) -

@BSC14 said:

I plan on upgrading my gtx 670 to one of the new gtx 900 series but I don't like bottlenecks and I'm trying to avoid that so is my cpu still decent?

Still have much life in it?

Once you OC it, still top notch for gaming.

#3 Edited by Lach0121 (9976 posts) -

@BSC14: If I had that rig, I would definitely wait until ATLEAST the next release of CPUs, or even the ones after them. By then ddr4 will have come down in price, and the mobos to supply them would be as well.

I am upgrading to the new Haswell-E setups. However I am running on an older AM2+ system with ddr2 800mhz, and a phenom II quad core. (rig is 6 years old with upgrades, so it is time)

#4 Posted by harry_james_pot (11187 posts) -

I have one and it's not decent for gaming.. It's great.

#5 Posted by johnd13 (8365 posts) -

I have the same CPU. It's a great one and with a little bit of OC at some point I'll be keeping it for years.

#6 Edited by commander (8630 posts) -

@BSC14 said:

I plan on upgrading my gtx 670 to one of the new gtx 900 series but I don't like bottlenecks and I'm trying to avoid that so is my cpu still decent?

Still have much life in it?

I have an i5-3470 and i'm not planning on upgrading when I get the 9 series

#7 Posted by xboxiphoneps3 (2619 posts) -

Broadwell is going to be pretty nice, Intel Skylake is going to be a whole different ballgame

#8 Edited by Daious (2076 posts) -

@xboxiphoneps3 said:

Broadwell is going to be pretty nice, Intel Skylake is going to be a whole different ballgame

Skylake-E is when I upgrade by then I hope GPU is at 16nm

#9 Posted by Lach0121 (9976 posts) -

I hear Broadwell will also be on the same socket/mobos as the Haswell-E. That they should also be out some time early/mid next year. Is this correct?

However, when is this Skylake-E coming? and will it be on the same socket/mobo? I assume it won't be.

#10 Edited by Klunt_Bumskrint (4574 posts) -

@Lach0121: Broadwell will be Z97

#11 Posted by PredatorRules (8869 posts) -

@BSC14 said:

I plan on upgrading my gtx 670 to one of the new gtx 900 series but I don't like bottlenecks and I'm trying to avoid that so is my cpu still decent?

Still have much life in it?

OC it to 4Ghz or close to it and you're good to go.

#12 Posted by BSC14 (4145 posts) -

@PredatorRules:

So does this thing O.C. well? What about heat? I have a stock cooler at the moment.

#13 Posted by Lach0121 (9976 posts) -

@klunt_bumskrint said:

@Lach0121: Broadwell will be Z97

oh now I am confused a bit, what is the next cpu that will also have the same socket as the Haswell-E? Or are they the only cpus that will ever have that socket?

#14 Posted by commander (8630 posts) -

@BSC14 said:

@PredatorRules:

So does this thing O.C. well? What about heat? I have a stock cooler at the moment.

sandy bridge oc better but it has no pci 3.0

haswell is too hot but broadwell will be on the same socket

you will need something else than a stock cooler

#15 Posted by PredatorRules (8869 posts) -

@BSC14 said:

@PredatorRules:

So does this thing O.C. well? What about heat? I have a stock cooler at the moment.

Buy yourself EVO 212 for 30$ and OC it, if you want to invest more money you can pick Noctua D14 for 70$ or Corsair H100i for 100$.

#16 Edited by mastershake575 (8364 posts) -

@BSC14 said:

Still have much life in it?

Easily. Your CPU is 4-5X faster than the CPU in the consoles and it still has some decent OC headroom

Pretty much any i5 (including first generation from 2009) with a good 900 series GPU will last you the entire generation depending on if your going to make dramatic resolution changes.

The consoles are so weak and intels CPU's where so ahead of its time that having a good system for this generation is going to be a joke (I literally put a $200 video card in my brothers budget office computer from 2011 and he has 3x the CPU power and 2x the GPU power as the next gen consoles).

That's part of the reason why people are getting excited for 4K monitors (playing games at 1080p high settings this generation is going to be so easy to do, that's why people with good budget/hardware are eyeballing 1440p and up).

#17 Posted by insane_metalist (6878 posts) -

@klunt_bumskrint said:

@Lach0121: Broadwell will be Z97

OC that 3570K and you're good to go for quiet a while.

Broadwell Z97 with DDR4?