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Am I gimping myself upgrading from 2700k to 3770k?

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July 2, 2012 11:39:02 PM

Some guy offered me 400 dollars for my 2700k and p8z68-v pro, and I thought I might as well take this oppertunity for an upgrade, but the question is - is this truly an upgrade?

At max clock speed, which CPU is faster? I read that ivy bridge is noticably hotter than sandy at high clock speed. My 2700k is currently @ 4.5ghz and 70C under load with prime95. Is it safe to assume that I will achieve less than 4.5ghz with a 3770k. Will the 3770k get outperformed by the 2700k at same temperature, say 70C?

I can get a 3770k and p8z77-v pro for about 600 after tax, so the difference is 200.

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July 3, 2012 12:09:21 AM

Not worth it. Youd still have to cough up a $200 extra to get a 3770K and comparable motherboard not to mention having to reinstall Windows all over again and if you only have an OEM copy then youre gonna need another $100 for that as well.

I dont think its worth it cause Ivy is only 5% faster than Sandy and really the only place youre going to notice 5% difference is in benchmarks. In real world use, theyd run pretty much the same.

T'aint worth it.
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July 3, 2012 12:14:39 AM

Well you might not have to get a new motherboard as long as you are ok with pcie gen 2 (which is enough bandwidth for quite a while) as a BIOS update should give your current board Ivy Bridge compatibility
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July 3, 2012 12:15:56 AM

He would be selling the motherboard along with the 2700K.
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July 3, 2012 1:40:59 AM

yeah you're probably right. It appears 2700k will outperform 3770k after reaching 4.8/5.0 ghz clock speed where 3770k simply cannot reach. I guess I'll wait for the next generation. Thanks, shepard, here's some credits...
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