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Upgrading to i5-4670k from Phenom II X6 1055t, worthwhile?

I currently have an AMD Phenom II X6 1055t overclocked to about 3.3GHz. This PC is mostly used for gaming, as well as recording and live streaming. I'm also running 8GB DDR3 1600, and a GTX 570 1.2GB VRAM. I've always had a feeling that the CPU was possibly bottlenecking my GPU, but I don't know for sure.

I saw this promotion here: http://promotions.newegg.com/intel/13-2602/index.html

I was wondering if an upgrade would be worthwhile, I had originally planned on an i5-3570k, but with this deal, I feel like I should lean towards Haswell. If I upgrade now, I don't plan on upgrading for a few years.

Thoughts?
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  1. what's your current mobo is it AM3+, and why giving up on AMD?
  2. kid-mid said:
    what's your current mobo is it AM3+, and why giving up on AMD?


    I wouldn't say I'm giving up on AMD. I just want what's best. I currently have an MSI 870A-G54 AM3 motherboard.
  3. well your mobo is only AM3 and not AM3+ so you'd need a new mobo and CPU anyways.
    might as well go Intel.

    Haswell is the latest but I wouldn't say the greatest by no means, overclocking is fail on Haswell.
    limited overclocking at best.
  4. Yeah, but my question has more to do with what kind of gains I might see versus my current CPU with a 4670k.
  5. sirslicey said:
    Yeah, but my question has more to do with what kind of gains I might see versus my current CPU with a 4670k.

    like you grandparents Buick still sitting in the driveway while your neighbors Porsche goes racing on by...
    see ya.

    I can't put into words the performance gains, your gonna have to witness them for yourself to believe the difference especially in gaming. again, especially in gaming and this is what it's all about right?
  6. lol; nice said kid-mid.
    an i5-4670k is very much worth upgrading for a old AM3 phenom x6 1055t processor.
  7. Pahaha! OP, your poccy is fine. Keep it. The performance gains would be around 30-35% on average in gaming. If that. Outside of gaming? Your 1055t will pull ahead in multi-threaded programs.
  8. MajinCry said:
    Pahaha! OP, your poccy is fine. Keep it. The performance gains would be around 30-35% on average in gaming. If that. Outside of gaming? Your 1055t will pull ahead in multi-threaded programs.


    ha ha ha,the greatest *****;lol
    the i5-4670k is muvh much better than the 1055t plus with i5-4670k comes intel's hyper threading technology and the 4670k will smash the 1055t in single thread performance and in gaming
  9. MajinCry said:
    Pahaha! What a bunch of nonsense. OP, your poccy is fine. Keep it. The performance gains would be around 30-35% on average in gaming. If that. Outside of gaming? Your 1055t will pull ahead in multi-threaded programs.

    wrong.
    the lower clock speed and lower IPC, a 1055T is lucky to see above 3.6GHz clocked
    while even the Haswell 4670K can see 4.2 - 4.6GHz on average.

    the stronger cores of the 4670K will beat the more but lesser performing cores of AMD
    and I can provide links all day of stock and overclock comparisons.

    ;)
  10. Oh please. You're speaking as if his proccy is a Pentium II. His processor is just fine.

    Stock V Overclock comparisons? Who cares? 4670k vs 1055t benchmarks would be better. And on a variety of games; I'm incredibly skeptical, especially due to intel's shenanigans in the past.
  11. +1 kid
    the i5 is stronger in overclocking as well as in single or multi thread performance
  12. MajinCry said:
    Oh please. You're speaking as if his proccy is a Pentium II. His processor is just fine.

    Stock V Overclock comparisons? Who cares? 4670k vs 1055t benchmarks would be better. And on a variety of games; I'm incredibly skeptical, especially due to intel's shenanigans in the past.

    no offense but that sounds like a personal beef you have with Intel.
    and because of that you are in denial.
  13. MajinCry said:
    Oh please. You're speaking as if his proccy is a Pentium II. His processor is just fine.

    Stock V Overclock comparisons? Who cares? 4670k vs 1055t benchmarks would be better. And on a variety of games; I'm incredibly skeptical, especially due to intel's shenanigans in the past.


    Cpu expert? Really?

    I have personally upgraded from a 1055t @ 3.8ghz to a 4670k @ 4.4ghz.

    There is no comparison the 4670k wins utterly and completely for gaming.
  14. sourodip said:
    MajinCry said:
    Pahaha! What a bunch of nonsense. OP, your poccy is fine. Keep it. The performance gains would be around 30-35% on average in gaming. If that. Outside of gaming? Your 1055t will pull ahead in multi-threaded programs.


    ha ha ha,the greatest idiot;lol
    the i5-4670k is muvh much better than the 1055t plus with i5-4670k comes intel's hyper threading technology and the 4670k will smash the 1055t in single thread performance and in gaming


    The i5-4670k lacks hyperthreading, the i7-4770k has hyperthreading though.
  15. sirslicey said:
    sourodip said:
    MajinCry said:
    Pahaha! What a bunch of nonsense. OP, your poccy is fine. Keep it. The performance gains would be around 30-35% on average in gaming. If that. Outside of gaming? Your 1055t will pull ahead in multi-threaded programs.


    ha ha ha,the greatest idiot;lol
    the i5-4670k is muvh much better than the 1055t plus with i5-4670k comes intel's hyper threading technology and the 4670k will smash the 1055t in single thread performance and in gaming


    The i5-4670k lacks hyperthreading, the i7-4770k has hyperthreading though.

    does not matter, the 4670K is that much stronger and has that much more headroom over the 1055T.
  16. Best answer
    The below benchmarks does not include the latest Haswell i5-4670k CPU, but it does include Ivy Bridge i5-3570k. The difference in performance assuming the same clockspeed is on average 5%. Crysis 3 and older games does not have the i5-3570k, but it does use the slightly slower i5-3470. Additionally, the Phenom II X6 1055T in not part of the benchmarks, but it does include the more powerful Phenom II X6 1055T CPU.

    In a nutshell, you should generally see an increase in performance for games that can benefit from a more powerful CPU. Tomb Raider does not care how powerful the CPU is as long as it does not hold back the graphics card. Crysis 2 (benchmarks are not below) is another that is similar to Tomb Raider in terms of needing a powerful CPU.

    Use the benchmarks to help you decide if you want to make the upgrade now, or wait even longer when Broadwell is released in 2014 or Skylake in 2015.

    http://www.techspot.com/review/670-metro-last-light-performance/page6.html



    http://www.techspot.com/review/655-bioshock-infinite-performance/page5.html



    http://www.techspot.com/review/645-tomb-raider-performance/page5.html



    http://www.techspot.com/review/642-crysis-3-performance/page6.html



    http://www.techspot.com/review/615-far-cry-3-performance/page6.html



    http://www.techspot.com/review/608-hitman-absolution-performance-benchmarks/page6.html

  17. Broadwell is now in limbo and might not go through.

    Question, is there a way to make your charts smaller?
    I ask for when I learn how to do it.
    Thanks.
  18. kid-mid said:
    Broadwell is now in limbo and might not go through.

    Question, is there a way to make your charts smaller?
    I ask for when I learn how to do it.
    Thanks.


    Regarding reducing the size...

    1. Copy the graphs.
    2. Paste into a program to re-size, like InfanView.
    3. Reduce the size and save it.
    4. Upload to an image hosting size.
    5. Provide direct links to the images you uploaded.
  19. Just go with a i7-4770k if you are upgrading anyway. You are going to have to get a new motherboard with the Intel Haswell. I had your the Phenom II X6 1055t and the i7 is worlds apart from it. Yes the jerk is correct the Intel chips have hyperthreading; no the jerk is wrong, the i5 doesn't have it. You will need the i7. Also, if you want to overclock you will need the i7-4770k not the i7-4770.
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