I7 920 ES VS i7 970

I am thinking real hard of doing a upgrade I do a lot of blu ray movie FULL movie back ups and some gaming. I will be doing some photo shop and some video editing later on I mainly looking to max my board out and future proof myself for a long time.

I currently have a i7 920 ES A4 Chip
http://img543.imageshack.us/i/img1314t.jpg/

With 6 gigs of triple channel ram another 6 on order total of 12 gigs.


I SUCK at over clocking in fact I paid someone to try and overclock me and they couldn't get my system stable. I have everything needed for a great over clock to liquid cooler ,nice fans , 750 watt psu so that's not the issue.


How much of a improvement will I see from going to the 920 to the 970 ?

Currently it takes me about 3 hours and 45 minutes to rip a FULL blu ray backup movie to my hard drive. I have notice some lag watching 1080p MKV files through VLC don't think it my graphics card it's ati hd 5830

Anyway just wanted to find out what kinda of improvements I can look to see.

Someone told my my i7 920 chip is very rare not sure how rare and valuable it is http://img543.imageshack.us/i/img1314t.jpg/
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  1. I think my issue with overclocking my cpu has something to do with that fact of it being a engineering sample. I have a corsair h50 cooler now. Contact Intel and they really wanted my chip back for some reason Anyway

    My question 920 stock VS 970 stock what improvement will I see
  2. Sorry don' t know what the chart means any idea on basic improvements I will see ?

    going from the 920 to 970
  3. thats a big upgrade, going from 920 to 970, you will surely notice the big speed increase, why?
    because i7 920 is a quad core 2.6ghz clock, and i7 970 has 6 cores 3.2ghz clock, thats very big margin,
    from 4core to 6 core and from 2.6ghz per core to 3.2ghz per core.
    plus 920 runs hotter at 45nm, and i7 970 runs cooler at 32nm, less power means less heat, runs more stable and longer system life.
    and adding a cpu cooler makes it even cooler, so go for it, no doudbt its a big difference.
  4. oby20 said:
    thats a big upgrade, going from 920 to 970, you will surely notice the big speed increase, why?
    because i7 920 is a quad core 2.6ghz clock, and i7 970 has 6 cores 3.2ghz clock, thats very big margin,
    from 4core to 6 core and from 2.6ghz per core to 3.2ghz per core.
    plus 920 runs hotter at 45nm, and i7 970 runs cooler at 32nm, less power means less heat, runs more stable and longer system life.
    and adding a cpu cooler makes it even cooler, so go for it, no doudbt its a big difference.



    Thanks , If you had to guess what do you think my blu ray encoding times would drop down to. Currently with dvdfab on the I7 920 takes me about 3 hours & 30 minutes or 4 hours to do a full disc ?
  5. i read something before i cant remember the website, about video application benchmarks that the i7 970 hexacore is about 30percent faster than those i7 quadcores. so technically speaking about 1hour to 1.5hours faster than your i7920.
    the problem with 970 is very expensive, maybe if you will buy it, just a few added bucks you can already get an i7980x.

    maybe this video can help you.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSjY0QWzu0U&feature=related
  6. It's on sale at new egg and the 980 is about $300.00 more I don't think my wife will let me LOL

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115066

    $600

    VS


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115223&cm_re=i7_980x-_-19-115-223-_-Product

    $949


    BIG PRICE JUMP
  7. 970 is your best choice, 1.5hours faster is nice, 2hrs is pretty cool than 3.5hours of waiting, not bad at all.LOL
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