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Is upgrading from core i5 750 @ 3.3 ghz worth it?

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December 29, 2011 10:57:27 AM

Hello,
My question is regarding whether I should upgrade from core i5 750 @ 3.3 ghz to i7 2600k or should I save up for sandy bridge-e 6 core for later upgrade. I do have the money at the moment for 2600k and mobo.I use my pc for heavy gaming from FPS,to third person to Strategy and any other genere.I have 2x6850 oced to 1000Mhz.So the question is does the performance of 2600k warrant an upgrade from core i5 750 just for GAMING PURPOSE?
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December 29, 2011 11:08:15 AM

Not really. That CPU is still a good component for a current gaming rig...you'd not see a huge improvement for the money spent.
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December 29, 2011 11:11:09 AM

you may aswell wait and get the six core when you have the money for it... stepping to the 2600k wont give much if any performance boost in most games compared to your current cpu. so holding off for a while will save you money in the longer term.
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December 29, 2011 11:18:18 AM

Thanks for the quick reply.But i play games like NTW,STW and i like these games a lot and have heard that a core i7 2600k can make a significant different in the FPS.Can you comment on that.
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December 29, 2011 11:19:48 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-overcloc...
according to the gaming cpu hierarchy chart, the 2600k is only one tier higher than the 750. besides, the 750 is still quite a capable gaming cpu.
a core i7 2600k doesn't offer much of an advantaqge over a core i5 2500k in terms of gaming.
ivy bridge might be a good upgrade from a 750. intel is promising 10-15% cpu performance increase over sandy bridge. if they deliver on that, ivb could be a viable candidate for upgrade. however, the 750 still might be good for gaming.
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December 29, 2011 11:38:03 AM

Dont upgrade for at least 2 years. I still have a core 2 duo 2.8 and am still doing fine. will be upgarding in the near future soon. Save your money and wait till some drastic performance increase
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December 29, 2011 12:08:11 PM

I know that core i5 750 is a good gaming cpu for all games except for strategy games.So,I was worried about that part of my gaming experience.Correct me if I am wrong in this regard.
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December 29, 2011 12:13:40 PM

sandy bridge an sandy bridge e wont be that much of a jump. ivy bridge may be better for you but if your still getting reasonable frame rates why not wait until haswell.
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December 29, 2011 12:18:56 PM

The i5 750 @ 3.3 keep you above the 30fps limit on all games in the forseeable future, Lynnfield processors are extremely capable and Clock for Clock trounce everything except Nehalem and Sandy Bridge.

Save it till at least Haswell, and maybe try and get a few more clocks out of it - they can get to 4ghz with the proper cooling you know ;) 
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December 29, 2011 12:26:48 PM

At what resolutions are you playing the games? If you want to see a real difference get rid of CF 6850 and save up for new HD7970 or whatever Nvidia comes out with. CPU upgrade will give you few FPS(maybe 2-3) whereas new graphics will get you much more (10+)FPS.
It really depends on a game, resolutions, and quality.
So to sum it up CPU upgrade not worth it since your focus is GAMING only. GPU upgrade will push you to the next level.
PS: Sell your two 6850~$200 ... i7 2600k ~ $300...get $50 from your savings and you got your brand new stallion HD7970, happy face, and angry wife or girlfriend, but it is all worth it so keep smiling
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December 29, 2011 1:55:01 PM

abhishekshukla1989 said:
I know that core i5 750 is a good gaming cpu for all games except for strategy games.So,I was worried about that part of my gaming experience.Correct me if I am wrong in this regard.


This is not true. No game makes use of 4 threads yet. 4 cores on your I5 is 4 threads. Just overclock the CPu a little more.
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December 30, 2011 11:37:30 AM

Thanks to all for their suggestions.Everyone seems to be of same opinion as me when I thought about it initially. I would stick to core i5 750 for now. As for the OC it becomes unstable after 3.3ghz (I have tried a lot of settings with Hyper 212 plus).
And as far as the advice regarding GPU I think my Oc'd 6850's are enough for my 1600*900 monitor. Plus it's hard to sell second hand products where I live.
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February 24, 2012 1:56:41 AM

abhishekshukla1989 said:

Plus it's hard to sell second hand products where I live.


try on ebay.. you will be amazed with what you can get for your old parts :D 
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February 24, 2012 2:14:18 AM

abhishekshukla1989 said:
Thanks to all for their suggestions.Everyone seems to be of same opinion as me when I thought about it initially. I would stick to core i5 750 for now. As for the OC it becomes unstable after 3.3ghz (I have tried a lot of settings with Hyper 212 plus).
And as far as the advice regarding GPU I think my Oc'd 6850's are enough for my 1600*900 monitor. Plus it's hard to sell second hand products where I live.



This was an old post. Since you dug it up I guess I can go ahead and say now to the OP that Intel is bringing their new Ivy bridge CPUs soon now so if you still have the money for an upgrade you may have these to consider soon.
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