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How do I find the fastest *compatible* CPU for my particular motherboard?

Hi all, quite simply how do I find the fastest *compatible* CPU for my existing motherboard?

I currently have a ASUS P8P67 EVO REV 3.0 Motherboard with a i5-2500k CPU @ 3.30GHz but need more power for daily video editing and music production tasks.
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    i7 3770k is the highest you can go
  2. Thanks maurelie, I don't how accurate this comparison is: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-3770K-vs-Intel-Core-i5-2500K but it looks like the difference would be negligible for the effort required?

    If so, what would be a good direrction to go in?
  3. Marc60 said:
    Thanks maurelie, I don't how accurate this comparison is: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-3770K-vs-Intel-Core-i5-2500K but it looks like the difference would be negligible for the effort required?

    If so, what would be a good direrction to go in?


    I don't think that those scores are relevant to the types of tasks that you mention: video editing and music production. These applications tend to really shine on the i7 with multi-threading. Look at the Cinebench score on CPU Boss, and that is comparing the 3770K to the newer 3570K. The difference would be even greater for your CPU.

    Yogi
  4. Marc60 said:
    Thanks maurelie, I don't how accurate this comparison is: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-3770K-vs-Intel-Core-i5-2500K but it looks like the difference would be negligible for the effort required?

    If so, what would be a good direrction to go in?


    Better use the Anandtech's benchmarks, real life applications, software and games.
    CPU and GPUBoss are terrible
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/551?vs=288
  5. So I'd be looking at around 20% speed improvement on day-to-day tasks. I can't say that has enticed me to take apart the PC and upgrade any time soon. Probably best to leave it another 3 months and then commit to new motherboard / cpu combo perhaps
  6. To be fair, as someone who is in the same trade, you will see a much bigger benefit jumping to a socket 2011 board with a 4930k/3930k.

    I sincerely hope you do not use Ableton Live though.
  7. Marc60 said:
    So I'd be looking at around 20% speed improvement on day-to-day tasks. I can't say that has enticed me to take apart the PC and upgrade any time soon. Probably best to leave it another 3 months and then commit to new motherboard / cpu combo perhaps


    Yes, you may do that. The i5 2500k is still solid processor. Q4 2014 or Q1 2015 will be interesting period for new CPUs. like the Intel Broadwell or maybe new AMD FX line
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