I have an AMD X4 920 (AM2+ CPU @ 3.3Ghz) and I am thinking of upgrading to the Intel i7-860. My question is if I were to get the CPU, how much difference in performance would I get vs my OC'd AMD CPU?
I also plan on OCing the i7-860, but I need a rough percentage of how much I would get using the interested CPU.
Another question would be my computer coming from a DDR2 800Mhz memory and moving onto a 1600Mhz memory module(s). In respect, I know the performance wouldn't double, but does it even make a difference?
As far as a actual percentage I can not help you. What you should do is look around for benchmarks of the apps that you use your machine for. You should use the AMD 955/965 as your reference chip. Since your current clock lands right in the middle of the clocks of the 955 and 965.
I do not think its worth it to switch. Well let me rephrase that. I know it is not worth the money to switch. For the switch you would need to get the cpu of course. Plus a new board/DDR3 ram. No way in the world would I do it.