Question Worth Upgrading an i5 4570 to an i7 4770?

RadialJman

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I know this hardware is kind of old but I can get an i7 4770 for 90 euro from a friend was wondering if its worth the upgrading my i5 4570? I have an rx 480 but its starting to feel a bit sluggish. I use my pc for youtube editing/gaming.

I am also thinking of getting a gtx 1070 if I do upgrade the cpu. I need a beefier system but don't really have enough money to buy a whole new pc.

Thanks a lot!
 

Karadjgne

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That's a yes and no question. The i7 is not really any different from the i5, except for the hyperthreading. That's only a bonus to software that actually benefits from 5-8 threads vrs 1-4 of the i5. In most cases its more of a sideways move, not an upgrade.

And €90 is a lot of money for a cpu with somewhat limited applicable gains. I'm seeing eBay prices of @ €50 to €350

That said, more and more games are looking for higher threads, even esports can get heavily cpu bound with huge server drops. Depending on what software used for editing, obs or NVENC (I'd suggest NVENC if aiming for a good card (2060 is cheaper than a 1070, similar performance), it may not even affect the cpu needs.

You aren't going backwards, same starting level, but only you can say if the €90 will be worth it.
 
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A lot of editing programs can utilize the 8 threads of the 4770, so the I7 will perform better than the I5.
A lot of modern games can benefit from the 4770.

It is an upgrade in many scenarios and at worst performs the same.

I would try to haggle them down on price tho.
 
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boju

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Games I've played and tested with HT on vs off.

Gta5
Farcry4, Primal, 5, ND
Dying Light
Ghost Recon WL
Doom 2016

With a 1080Ti (1440p), all these games were in the high 95+ cpu usage with HT off and lost between 10~20 fps except for Doom. Doom's frame rates remained about the same but had mini pauses every few minutes with cpu pegged on 100%.

Imho HT, well in my case, has been great to have.
 
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Chrushop

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You can usually sell the 4590 for some cash on facebook or wherever you sell stuff. Getting an i7 will let you delay buying a whole new rig that much longer, get a new cooler if you have an Intel Stock cooler too, it will feel much better
 
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well my answer is go for an i7 4790, i had a simillar upgrade yo urs. i went from an i5 4460 to i7 4790 it is such a good cpu also get a used one they go for pretty cheap. dont get i7 4770 get i7 4790 or if u want overclock get i7 4790k
 

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