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post #1221 of 2003

Guys I know this is a 2500k,2600 and 2700k club. But I have a question that hopefully someone here can give me an open minded answer to. I am currently running a 2700k at 4.9 24/7 stable on a Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z mobo with 16Gb Avexir 2000 ram and a 7970 gpu. My question is would I benefit anyfrom upgrading to a  i7 3770k or a i5 3570k ? I know the i5 is a quad core without hyper-threading but I mainely use my machine for gaming so I don't think I would miss the Hyper-threading much. I'm asking because I jbought the 2700k about a month ago. And I just saw that where I got it they have the 3770k on sale for about $10 less than what I paid for the 2700k and the i5's regular price is about $60 less. Since I only got the 2700k about a month ago I can bring it back and get a store credit and use it on one of those other Ivy Bridge cpu's. Thanks in advance for any help given.

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post #1222 of 2003
you live near a Microcenter or Fry's Electronics.?
if it wasn't for me being in Fry's in Atlanta GA a few weeks ago I would still have 2x 2500K, they had the 3570K for $190 taxes out the door.
so I jumped.

to be honest the IB series chip is better than I thought but you might as well wait for Haswell with your set-up.
post #1223 of 2003

Yeah but I don't want to buy a new mob also. I just got the mobo I have recently. I was only considering this swap because it wasn't gonna really cost me anything but gas for the ride to Microcenters. I like the 2700k without a doubt. But I was wondering if the i5 or i7 Ivy would be better?

 

Up my way Microcenter has the 3570k for $169 and the 3770k just went on sale for $219. Since I paid $229 not even a month ago for the 2700k I can exchange it for a store credit and get either one of those without paying any extra cash. thumb.gif


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Yeah but I don't want to buy a new mob also. I just got the mobo I have recently. I was only considering this swap because it wasn't gonna really cost me anything but gas for the ride to Microcenters. I like the 2700k without a doubt. But I was wondering if the i5 or i7 Ivy would be better?

Since you are overclocking it, it's hard to tell because it all depends on how willing the IB chip will be (and the heat of course, but you have WCing so not sure how much that would be an issue. )
I don't think you will notice any difference aside from benchmarks though.
But you would get PCIe 3.0 and lower power consumption ...

It's a toss-up without knowing how well the IB will clock (you could get a dud for all I know)
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Since you are overclocking it, it's hard to tell because it all depends on how willing the IB chip will be (and the heat of course, but you have WCing so not sure how much that would be an issue. )
I don't think you will notice any difference aside from benchmarks though.
But you would get PCIe 3.0 and lower power consumption ...
It's a toss-up without knowing how well the IB will clock (you could get a dud for all I know)

That's what I'm alil afraid of is getting a dud Ivy chip that wont clock good. My 2700k is at 4.9 24/7 stable and I know it'll go higher because it's running stable at 26-28 degrees idle with a load temp of 51-53 degrees. Iand I haven't boosted the voltage up yet either. So needless to say I got lucky and found a good chip. I would hate to swap it and end up with a low clocking chip. But I also have a second 7970 that I will be putting in crossfire as soon as I get a second monitor for x-mas. So I was thinking maybe I could take advantage of the PCI-e 3.0 when I went crossfired 7970's ?

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Yeah but I don't want to buy a new mob also. I just got the mobo I have recently. I was only considering this swap because it wasn't gonna really cost me anything but gas for the ride to Microcenters. I like the 2700k without a doubt. But I was wondering if the i5 or i7 Ivy would be better?

Up my way Microcenter has the 3570k for $169 and the 3770k just went on sale for $219. Since I paid $229 not even a month ago for the 2700k I can exchange it for a store credit and get either one of those without paying any extra cash. thumb.gif
that might just seal the deal for me and go Ivy..
what about your CPU cooling solution, what you got.?
remember Ivy has a temp spike shortly after 4.4-4.5GHz..
post #1227 of 2003
after more thought, I'm not sure if any IB solution is worth it for you.
I'm back to suggest a wait..
post #1228 of 2003
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that might just seal the deal for me and go Ivy..
what about your CPU cooling solution, what you got.?
remember Ivy has a temp spike shortly after 4.4-4.5GHz..

For cooling I have a full loop comprised of 120mm,280mm and 360 mm rads,XSPC Raystrom cpu block,XSPC universal gpu block,Jingway Technologies DP600-P pump,Dander Den RAD-RES reservoir,3/8" x 5/8" Primochill LRT white tubing,Monsoon compression fittings in red and blue.6 fans in push-pull on the top 360 rad,a 120mm enermax t.b. silence fan on the 120mm rear rad,4 NZXT 140mm led fans in push-pull on the front 280mm rad and a NZXT Sentry 2 touch screen fan controller. My temps are around 26-28 idel and 51-53 under full load so I think I have alil more ways to go with ocing this chip. I'm pretty confident I can get it to 5Ghz and hopefully beyond alil easily.

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after more thought, I'm not sure if any IB solution is worth it for you.
I'm back to suggest a wait..

Funny I've had a couple of people tell me the same thing today. The general consensus seems to be that I'd be better off staying with the 2700k since it's already proven itself to be a good chip.

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post #1229 of 2003
http://www.techspot.com/article/599-amd-rise-and-fall/
The Rise and Fall of AMD

just an interesting read....
much about Intel.
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http://www.techspot.com/article/599-amd-rise-and-fall/
The Rise and Fall of AMD
just an interesting read....
much about Intel.

Quite possibly. Honestly, ARM is probably the best move from here. ARM provides much higher performance at lower power and heat. If they tried making an extremely high power ARM chip (Same specs as an x86/x64), it could probably be 5Ghz *stock*

The RISC architecture has always been higher performance for anything that's not 3D transformations. And those are handled by graphics cards in desktop PC's.

honestly, I hope AMD makes that move. they may finally showcase the full performance of the ARM architecture. It has been wasted since the beginning.
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