Intel i3 4160 Vs i5 4570S? (UPGRADE)

koreylawless

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Hi,

I am trying to figure out if it would be worth it to upgrade my CPU from a Intel i3 4160 (3.6GHz) to an intel i5 4570S (2.9GHz).

I am noticing in games and general pc useage that the I3 is having a hard time keeping up with multitasking and playing some bigger open world games.

games i would like to run better are:

Ark survival evolved
No mans sky
subnautica
GTA V
Final Fantasy XIV

My system Specs are as follows

Motherboard - Gigabyte H81M-S2H socket LGA1150
CPU - Intel core i3 4160 @ 3.6GHz
GPU - Nvidia GTX 960 2GB EVGA SSC Edition
RAM - 16GB
OS - WINDOWS 10 PRO X64

The price of the Intel I5 4570S is just £59.99 so if i buy it will i see a noticeable difference in performance?

Thanks in advance for any advice given!


 

koreylawless

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@jay32267- Thanks for your reply.

Right now the

Intel I5 4570S is - £59.99

Intel i7 4790k is - £230.00

The price difference is massive as you can see.

Would getting the I5-4570S Improve the current games i play to a playable level?

Games having the most problems are ones like Ark: survival evolved & Final Fantasy XIV, The GPU never reaches 100% really but the CPU is constantly maxed out and seems to cause the games to micro-crash in large areas.

Any further advice would be great. Mabey there is a cheaper alternative to the I7-4790k that i am unable to find?

Thanks again
 

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