Originally Posted by Kvjavs
You do realize that in benchmarks the i5 760 is still faster than the i5 650, and is still clocked lower than the i5 650 by 400mhz, both at stock? Even in single threaded tasks... your agument is invalid, good day sir.
And like I said, the OP stated he's going to be using multi-threaded applications. So he needs more cores. Why do you keep ignoring that fact?
Going with Sandy Bridge will be like buying a brand new car when you just need new tires.
I admit, it's very hard to find any benchmarks on anandtech which show i5 650 ahead of i5 760. Here's the closest which I found.
Crysis Warhead (sorry no i5 760)
i5 650 benched 3.4fps (4.1%) faster than i5 750 (maybe i5 650 and i5 760 would be equal?)
i5 760 is 4fps (2.2%) faster
Cinebench - single threaded
i5 760 is 39 points higher (0.872% higher)
The bigger L2/L3 cache, faster IMC, and more cores on i5-760 is certainly very helpful but the OP should also be aware of the downside (which few people here talk about): lower cpu multipler, increased power consumption, increased heat, only small gain in some single-threaded and dual-threaded games.
Yes, he will use multi-threaded apps (and see big gains there) but he will not see big gains in most single threaded apps.
My opinion is keep the i5-650 and spend $200 on a SSD or save money for a 120Hz monitor. 100+ fps in black ops seems plenty fast to me. Metro runs slow because it's gpu limited.
gigabyte ga-h55m-s2h has no heatsink on the vrm's. only 4 pin cpu power connector. 4+2 power phase ( i think)
I am worried about a i5 760 @ 4GHz+ on this motherboard. H55 boards are fine for overclocked core i3's and stock clocked i5's/i7's
but i5 760@4Ghz+ seems risky.Edited by Partol - 6/8/11 at 1:35pm