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a c 175 à CPUs
August 10, 2012 2:48:10 AM

Thinking of going to Intel from my Phenom II x6 1090T, and not sure what'd be better. The i7 2700k or 3770k? heard ivy bridge will run hotter on Overclocking, and would be mostly used for gaming, and even tho an i5 is best and cheaper for gaming would rather get the i7 because i can lol. So at OC and stock wat would preform better with a CM V6 GT cpu cooler for temps and obviously performance? Games i play is WoW and BF3, recently upgraded to a 670 GTX.

Last questions is upgrade now to Intel, wait a few months for AMD Piledriver, keep current X6 and wait for Hasewell?
a c 78 à CPUs
August 10, 2012 3:46:54 AM

Go with whichever one you want, just give me the 1090T.

In all seriousness. Theres absolutely zero point in swapping out that CPU for an i5 or an i7. BF3 and WoW? Forget it lol. BF3 actually will use all 6 of those cores, and WoW?, jesus christ an Athlon x2 could run max that game, so could my 5 year old Core2Duo in my Dell laptop. Wait for Haswell, possibly even Broadwell.
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a c 185 à CPUs
August 10, 2012 3:55:18 AM

No point of upgrading AT ALL.
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a c 78 à CPUs
August 10, 2012 4:02:41 AM

Yes there is, I'll give him 50 bucks for the 1090T :lol: 
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a c 175 à CPUs
August 10, 2012 4:03:29 AM

I guess i kinda asked a dumb questions lol. of upgrading one of the best AMD processors to an intel, but i guess my main question would be wat i7 is better from my original post. I'll prob keep my current cpu and see how Haswell and Piledriver turn out.
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a c 78 à CPUs
August 10, 2012 4:07:37 AM

For gaming, both would be identical. The advantages in performance that Ivy brings to the table are productivity based applications, and these gains are marginal (about 6% on average), with the exception of QuickSync, which allows you to encode video (ripping a DVD to windows media player format for example) about 30% faster than Sandy Bridge.

Yes the Ivy Bridge uses less power than Sandy Bridge, however the difference in terms of your electric bill would on average require you to run your computer 24/7 for at least a year or two to break even on the upfront cost you paid for the more expensive Ivy.

Yes, Ivy brings PCI 3.0 to the table, but such as it is now, theres no gainful advantage in 3.0 over 2.0. We're at least 2 or 3 video card generations away from PCI 3.0 being worth anything more than bragging rights.

Final summation, if money is no object, go Ivy.
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a c 185 à CPUs
August 10, 2012 4:10:19 AM

Keep it until Broadwell or Skylake!
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a c 78 à CPUs
August 10, 2012 4:11:53 AM

BTW who comes up with these ridiculous names for Intels chip generations? Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, Haswell, Broadwell, Skylake? Are we going to a lakefront resort or are we buying a computer chip?
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a c 78 à CPUs
August 10, 2012 4:12:32 AM

amuffin said:
Keep it until Broadwell or Skylake!

No.. MINE DAMMIT!! :lol: 
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a c 283 à CPUs
August 10, 2012 4:15:05 AM

nekulturny said:
BTW who comes up with these ridiculous names for Intels chip generations? Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, Haswell, Broadwell, Skylake? Are we going to a lakefront resort or are we buying a computer chip?


Don't forget Skymont, my next probable upgrade (either that or SkyLAKE).

But I agree, the names are ridiculous, lol.
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a c 175 à CPUs
August 10, 2012 4:21:24 AM

Best answer selected by Lazyboy947.
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a c 175 à CPUs
August 10, 2012 4:27:08 AM

Im going to keep my Phenom, since i was just curious of my options. I'll wait for future cpus thanks for the help.
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