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Worth upgrading from phenom 965 @ 4.0ghz?

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May 29, 2011 2:57:55 AM

Hi, at the moment im running AMD PhenomII x4 965 be @ 4.0ghz on a Asus Crosshair IV Formula motherboard and iv no complaints what-so-ever. I/family use my rig mostly for web browsing,music,movies and occasional gaming (steam games). Iv read a great loads of good reviews on the i7 2600k processor and would just like to know if its really worth it for me to upgrade to that processor for extra speed, gaming etc or if im just being plain and utter stupid.
All help and advice would be much appreciated.


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May 29, 2011 11:17:08 AM

What kind of video card are you using?

My advice is unless your PC is producing choppy, stuttering gameplay, you don't need to upgrade anything. Ask yourself if the PC's doing everything you want it to well. If it is, you don't need anything.

There are even better processors that will be released later this year. Things will follow that and so on.

Until you get to a point where your machine is not doing what you want it to at an acceptable level, you really don't need to upgrade.
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May 29, 2011 11:28:49 AM

No.

(Is that clear enough? :lol:  )


And with a BIOS update you should be able to upgrade to duh Bulldozer.
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May 30, 2011 5:19:25 AM

No. And for the uses you listed, you would notice no difference anyways
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May 30, 2011 9:00:39 AM

no, unless you are doing heavy processing then its unlikely you would need to buy a i7 2600k.

Better upgrrade the gpu for a better gaming experience.
May 30, 2011 6:13:45 PM

Many thanx for all the replies, Im was running 2x HD4870x2's and now im running a GTX480, so can i presume im ok with everything? And was it a wise decision to move graphic cards?

Once again many thanx
May 30, 2011 7:40:18 PM

Definitely not.

It's not worth upgrading from any 4core cpu to i7 now.
Because ivy bridge and/or bulldozer are coming.
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May 31, 2011 11:55:29 AM

blakmumba said:
Many thanx for all the replies, Im was running 2x HD4870x2's and now im running a GTX480, so can i presume im ok with everything? And was it a wise decision to move graphic cards?

Once again many thanx


well ...

The Asus Crosshair IV Formula is a 'Crossfire' motherboard, meaning that you may combine multiple ATI/AMD video cards. The GTX480 is an 'SLI' card and multiple combinations will not work.

If possible, an HD6970 (or HD6950 2GB 'reference card') would be a better choice -- and would consume 80-100w less than the GTX480.



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May 31, 2011 2:39:25 PM

^^^

As stated above, unless you intend on running two GTX 480 in SLI mode, then there is no need to upgrade.
May 31, 2011 6:25:27 PM

aren't two 4870x2's more powerful than a gtx480? :) 
May 31, 2011 6:47:25 PM

Hi edgaraslt, what it was that I got the GTX480 for £150 of my cousin and was planning on running 2 GTX480's but at the moment carnt afford another 1 & plus the gtx480 was dx11. Iv still got my 2 4870x2's so do you think I should switch back. Do you think I would miss out alot on DX11 stuff?

Thanx again
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