- Does the i7's hyperthreading offer a significant boost over the i5 and 8350, when it comes to video rendering times and resource heavy VSTs
- Is Intel or AMD the better choice, in terms of upgrading, compatibility, and reliability
- Will the 3570k or 8350 last for at least 4-5 years
- Also the i5-3570k seems extremely popular for new builds, is it really the all-round and most bang for the buck chip?
But right now I'm focusing on the CPU, I have everything else sorted out including video card (7870)
Why am I upgrading? Old computer. Pentium E2200 OC on air @ 3.0GHz, Gigabyte GA-G41-ES2L, 4gb Kingston HyperX ddr2, ATI v7700 512mb workstation graphics card. It's almost 5 years old now, still usable, just barely keeping up with my workflow and games.
So share your advice/recommendations here, and/or your experience as an owner of one of these cpus. Also please let me know of any good deals out there. Hope I can decide by the end of this week.