Should I upgrade to ivy bridge Core I5 3570 from a Core I5 750?

Hi all,
It seems it's time for an upgrade but I want some feedback. I am currently running on a core I5 750 that has been a great CPU but I'm getting the itch to upgrade. I've always tried to pick the sweet spot for CPU's between price and performance and I've loyally picked a $200 range Intel CPU every time I upgrade my rig (about every 3-4 years). I use my PC for music recording (pro-tools) and gaming (into BF3 and Skyrim right now) and I can runevery current game I want at high settings. Overall, I figured it's time because I need a new Mobo with USB 3.0, SATA 6.0, and more usb inputs. I'll also jump into Windows 8 this fall. I'm scoping out the Core I5 3570 as that seems to be the thrid gen equivalent of my 750 but how much better will it be? Should I wait another year? My current rig is below:


CPU: Intel Core i5 750 (lga 1156)
Mobo: ASRock P55 Extreme
RAM: 8gb 1333mhz DDR3
Vid Card: 2x Radeon 6870's in Xfire
SSD: Dual Samsung 830 64gb in RAID 0 (128 gb total) (plan to keep)
HDD: Dual WD Blue 7200 RPM 500gb RAID 0 (1tb total) (plan to keep)
Case: Antec P183 (plan to keep)
PSU: Coolmax 850 watt (plan to keep)

Also, I am eyeing the new nvidia gtx 680. I get great performance out of my dual 6870's but microstuttering is no myth and is especially visible in Skryim. I need a single card solution but I know these two 6870's will be just about the same performance wise as the 680 (maybe even better). Should I wait for the next go around for that as well? Thanks in advance for the advice. -THUNDARR
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  1. It will be better 30% give or take but with your rig wait a bit to let prices level out you have plenty of machine. also once you upgrade try the xfire in the new rig micro stutter is sometimes related to components other than the video cards themselves and your cards are decent...
  2. thently said:
    It will be better 30% give or take but with your rig wait a bit to let prices level out you have plenty of machine. also once you upgrade try the xfire in the new rig micro stutter is sometimes related to components other than the video cards themselves and your cards are decent...


    I tend to agree with you. I believe that maybe some of my problems are due to the mobo which I should not bother upgrading until it's time for a new cpu as the 1156 socket is dead (thanks intel design team!). The 750 is still not a bottleneck and probably won't be for some time. thanks for the perspective.
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