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Intel Core i7-950 vs. Intel Core i5-760

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December 9, 2010 11:20:22 PM

I was wondering if a i7-950 3.06 GHz with a GeForce GTX 470 would run a higher fps than a Intel Core i5-760 2.8 GHz with a GeForce GTX 570
December 9, 2010 11:43:44 PM

Patentedmonkey said:
I was wondering if a i7-950 3.06 GHz with a GeForce GTX 470 would run a higher fps than a Intel Core i5-760 2.8 GHz with a GeForce GTX 570


No because games are in general more GPU reliant.
December 10, 2010 12:36:42 AM

For starters the 500 series cards are the same cards as the 400 series pretty much. They just got rid of some of the things they messed up on the 400s. Added better cooling, and made better drivers. I would go for the i7 personally. Though joel is correct in saying the gpu is normally the bottleneck for most gamers not the cpu in this case 2 years from now when you want to upgrade your graphics card to the newer models (most people do every 2-3 years) you will probably be bottlenecked by the i5.

Also I say this because currently the i7 can be found for aproximatly 50$ more than the i5 if you know where to shop so to me that extra 50 bones is worth the extreme increase in performance. Just make sure you have proper cooling for your system.
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December 10, 2010 12:57:11 AM

He was only asking what would have higher FPS not which would be the better buy.
December 10, 2010 1:02:38 AM

As some one who likes to help people on the forums I would say letting them know other factors that can aid in their decision making process is the right thing to do. But if this is not enough for you then I would also like to point out that some games run better with better cpu's

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/world-of-warcraft-c...

According to Toms H review of WoW you gain more FPS from the better cpu than that of the lower cpu's
December 10, 2010 1:15:23 AM

preolt said:
As some one who likes to help people on the forums I would say letting them know other factors that can aid in their decision making process is the right thing to do. But if this is not enough for you then I would also like to point out that some games run better with better cpu's

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/world-of-warcraft-c...

According to Toms H review of WoW you gain more FPS from the better cpu than that of the lower cpu's


Before we either recommend the i7 950+gtx 470 or the i5 760+gtx 570 we need to know which games Patentedmonkey is planning on playing
December 10, 2010 11:27:31 AM

I'll mostly be playing WoW Cataclysm but also plan to play Starcraft 2 and CoD Black Ops. I am mostly concerned with keeping frame rates up in WoW while in large cities and raids at Ultra settings. I figure both setups will run WoW fine but I wasn't sure if on would make a significant differance. Is there a mobo that takes both the i5 and the i7 so if i needed to upgrade i wont have to chance out so much? Thanks
December 10, 2010 10:19:30 PM

If you're mainly playing wow cataclysm preolt has a point with the link he posted previously. The i7 950 will contribute to the frame rates.

Sadly there is not a motherboard that supports the i5 and i7 900 series simultaneously. The i7 900 series runs on the LGA 1366 socket and is not compatible with the LGA 1566 socket (i5 and i7 800 series).
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