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... m 0 l 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) m 0 l Related resources Core i5 lga 1156 vs. core i7 lga 1366 - Forum Intel i3, i5, i7, sockets 1156, 1366, and 1155 - Forum Gaming Build - P55 or X58 / 1156 or 1366/ i5 or i7/ Nvidia or ATI - Forum 1156 vs 1366 with Crossfire - Forum I7 temp: LGA1156 vs LGA1366? - 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) Share 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 m 0 l ashkaji June 2, 2010 1:33:37 PM Best answer selected by ashkaji. m 0 l 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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 1366 i7 vs 1156 i7? Forum SolvedLGA1366 vs. LGA1156 Motherboard options and prices Forum SolvedNeed help picking 1156 vs 1366 Forum Solvedi5 or i7 thans runs on lga1156? Forum Paltform I7 LGA1366 or LGA1156 Forum I7 1156 or 1366? Forum ~$1400 Render/Game box i7 1156 or 1366? Forum I7 for LGA 1366 or LGA 1156 Which is better ?? Forum I5 750+5850 vs. i7 920+4890 Forum I5 750+5850 vs. i7 920+4890 Forum Core i5 750/ATI 5850 vs Core i7 860/5870 Forum 1366 vs 1156 for music Forum Socket 1366 vs 1156 Forum 1156 vs 1366?? Forum LGA 1366 Vs LGA 1156 & (Intel X58 Vs Intel P55) Forum 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 !