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.
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.
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
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...