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July 10, 2012 6:27:32 PM

Hi everyone, i im build ing a new PC, but im not sure which CPU to go with?, i tihnk i want i i7 and so i did, but which one?

the i7 3770K or the i7 2600K/2700K

its a hole new build, and i just dont know what to go for : S. i know that ivy has 10% higher Performence, but, is it really the worth the exstra cash ?

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a c 97 à CPUs
July 10, 2012 7:14:19 PM

Most of Ivy Bridge's improvements were in power efficiency and integrated graphics. Generally speaking the two CPUs perform the same, the 3770k can't overclock as high as the 2600k, but is a little more efficient in executing instructions to make up for its lower overclocking ability.

Get Ivy if you plan on using the IGP for quick sync, as the HD 4000 on Ivy Bridge is a good deal faster than the HD 3000 graphics on Sandy Bridge, or you want to have PCI-E 3.0 support, which may be useful down the road when you want to upgrade your graphics card.

If you don't really care about those two features, a Sandy Bridge i7 is still a good buy. Also note that if you are gaming, there is no point in getting the i7, aside from bragging rights. Virtually no games take advantage of the i7's hyperthreading.
July 10, 2012 7:31:54 PM

but i wanna do some HD Editing to. 2 -12 min movies/clisp ?
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a c 97 à CPUs
July 10, 2012 7:34:04 PM

HD video editing uses RAM mostly, so get at least 8GB, 16GB would be even better. As for hyperthreading, it would help you encode the finished videos faster, but it won't likely benefit you during the editing process itself.
July 10, 2012 7:53:41 PM

thanks (y) :)