Jerry F said:
Thanks for all your replies.
I'm new to the new Intel chips. Yes I meant upgrading from the i7-860 to the i7-870. I realize there is a price difference, but the question is also related to performance since the 860 is 2.80 Gz and the 870 is rated at 2.93 Gz.
I'm not building my own system, but have purchased one from a vendor with an 860 chip. I just wondered since it has the 1156 socket, is it worth it to go with an 870.
$500 for another 133 MHz? Definitely not worth it.