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Title says it all. Should I or no and the reason why. Specs of my current build is in sig.
thank you for your time,
Jason
Edited by Juggalo23451 - 4/8/12 at 9:17pm
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Yes, unleash those 590's!!! You are going to need some serious cpu horsepower for those puppies. I would also recommend 2011 socket as well 3960x not sure about your budget though. biggrin.gif
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Why not go for the x79?

but to answer your question, I am guessing you are tapped out on ocing the 970? But even if you were I don't think it would be a good idea. it would be an sidegrade? at worst or at best a 10% performance boost.... depending on what you use your computer on.
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IMO what you have is still a nice rig and easliy will get you another year out of it.. that being the case, if it was me i would skip Ivy bridge and wait for Haswell due around Q2 2013.. smile.gif
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Why not go for the x79?
but to answer your question, I am guessing you are tapped out on ocing the 970? But even if you were I don't think it would be a good idea. it would be an sidegrade? at worst or at best a 10% performance boost.... depending on what you use your computer on.

games and video rendering.
The 970 is roughly 4.5ghz right now
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Quote:
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games and video rendering.
The 970 is roughly 4.5ghz right now

Yea at those speeds that your 970 is pushing, You won't see much of a difference if not, even a loss in video rendering unless you can take advantage of Quick Sync.

Is there a reason why you are hesitant about jumping into X79 platform?

Using Anandtech bench only a 3930k would match your 970... but even then you are only gaining like 15% on avg....

Here is the 970 vs the 3820

Here is the 970 vs 3930k

To put it into perspective of how powerful your cpu (multi threaded) still is: Single threaded the 2600k wins but overall the 970 is still a pretty powerful cpu.

970 vs 2600k Here
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x79 or Haswell for sure
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z77 overclocks higher
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I would just stick with what you have now. I was thinking I might go to 2011 but after seeing some of the benchmarks spending about $1000 didn't seem worth it just yet.
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thanks for the input guys any one else care to chime in?
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