I'm currently sat with a e8500 cpu at home, and I've seen some 'good' looking deals for 1156 socket stuff.
I'm a cheap arse and I won't utilise the cpu to the limit however I want to 'step up' to a quad core.
I'd just like to know how a i7-870/i5-750 (with a moderate overclock) would stack up against an ivy/sandy i5.
I'm primarily talking about online multiplayer titles such as
and finally, if combined with a gtx 670 would it hold it back at all (given the above titles).
I see a lot of anecdotal suggestions that unless you have the latest intel cpu, you're bottlenecking the crap out of your system, but from real world benchies of differing processors I find seem to suggest it doesn't make a huge amount of difference.
I can't seem to find a comparision (or many reviews for that matter) regardining the afforemention, if anyone can point me in the right direction.
The euivalent Ivy chips should be atleast 15-20% faster than the i7-870/i5-750 at the smae clock speeds.
NO, both the i7-870/i5-750 won't cause any bottleneck.
However, if u are building a fresh rig, i'd highly recommend that you only build a LGA 1155 one, coz it allows u to use both the modern SB/IB chips on it
The LGA 1156 socket is dead, meaning you can't upgrade your processor in the future....u'll have to change your motherboard as well