Solved 5850 crossfire - i5 1156 VS i7 1366 Tags: Graphics Cards Intel i7 Crossfire Intel i5 Graphics Product Last response: June 2, 2010 1:55 PM in Graphics & Displays Share ashkaji June 2, 2010 4:04:59 AM I see this combo suggested ALOT over the forums as the best 'bang for your buck' GPU solution. 5850 seems to be the upgrade path atm. Buy one now , another later to tide you over. The i5 also seems to be recommended as the best price point. i7 usually only recommended for workstation type work (CAD CS etc) So I figured Id gather the info here. :] Google dident net me much. The $$ difference is around $250 no matter how I try to swing it (Im not a great deal hunter tho ) Wheres the bottleneck cap for these guys? Is it neccesary to go x58 to squeeze every bit out? pciex8x2 + i5 VS pciex16x2 + i7 ; Would these small differences make it worth while? Or is this a big waste of time and money :] More about : 5850 crossfire 1156 1366 wolfram23 a c 125 U Graphics card June 2, 2010 6:35:34 AM I just posted all my benchmarks for furmark and some games using single and crossfire 5850s, with an OCed i5 750. Check it out http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/289809-33-single-5850... Rustyy117 a c 125 U Graphics card June 2, 2010 7:27:59 AM There would be a small difference, perhaps 2-3% (the Core i7 being faster) Related resources 1156 vs 1366 with Crossfire - Forum 1366 vs 1156 ? - Forum LGA 1366 vs . LGA 1156 - Forum Need help picking 1156 vs 1366 - Forum Intel i3, i5 , i7 , sockets 1156 , 1366 , and 1155 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution Maziar a c 169 U Graphics card June 2, 2010 7:43:00 AM The performance difference isn't noticeable in almost every game/resolution.However in ultra high resolutions like 2560x1600 and with all eye candies enabled,1366 CF cards will perform a little better(again nothing huge) ashkaji June 2, 2010 1:28:55 PM Ty for the info! I wish a 5850 had ended up on toms ''guide to balanced build'' article. But this is convincing enuff :] lol ashkaji June 2, 2010 1:33:37 PM Best answer selected by ashkaji. Maziar a c 169 U Graphics card June 2, 2010 1:55:04 PM ashkaji said:Ty for the info! I wish a 5850 had ended up on toms ''guide to balanced build'' article. But this is convincing enuff :] lol you are welcome Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rt-results Forum1366 or 1156 ??? Forum1366 i7 vs 1156 i7 ? Forum1156 /P55 recommendation for i5-750/ 5850 ForumI7 for LGA 1366 or LGA 1156 Which is better ?? ForumI5 + 5850 or an i7 + a 200ish card (5830) Forum1366 or 1156 ? ForumCore i5 lga 1156 vs . core i7 lga 1366 ForumGaming Build - P55 or X58 / 1156 or 1366 / i5 or i7 / Nvidia or ATI ForumCannot Decide!! 1156 or 1366 Chipset?? ForumI5 vs i7 processor ForumCore I7 vs . Core I5 Forum1156 vs AM3 system ForumAsus gtx560ti directcuII-broken ForumCrossFire/General GPU Problem More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !