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Performance Increase from i5-2500k to i7-2600k or Ivy?

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Hi,
So in my current system I'm running a core i5-2500k intel CPU at 4.5Ghz. For a while this was plenty of power for gaming and running my single gtx 480. But since then I've started doing a ton of HD video editing, rendering etc (Primarily adobe premiere suite), and I've started doing a fair amount of high end CGI. So 4 cores and 4 threads really isn't enough anymore.
So here's the point I'm at now: I'd like to keep my current Asus Z68 V-pro motherboard (Non-gen3) and just upgrade the CPU but I have second thoughts about this since the i7-3820 is less in some cases than the 2600k and would allow for a more prolonged upgrade path with support for even 6-core cpu's. If I was to go the x79 route I would without a doubt sell my current motherboard, cpu, and Corsair H60 in one package. So here's the question, upgrade to a 2600k simply, go x79 with a 3820, or wait for ivy?
- I overclock for better performance but the tdp issues of ivy-bridge isn't really a problem for me. And performance gain with ivy doesn't look too impressive.

Thanks guys,
- chmodlabs
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I'd wait to see what Ivy brings to the table if you have time to wait. Then you can upgrade to a 2600k if the performance difference isn't that great. The good thing is that with the release of IVY the Sandy chips will come down in price. goodness either way mate. thumb.gif
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I'd wait to see what Ivy brings to the table if you have time to wait. Then you can upgrade to a 2600k if the performance difference isn't that great. The good thing is that with the release of IVY the Sandy chips will come down in price. goodness either way mate. thumb.gif

Cool, would you consider X79 at all?
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Not for what I do. If I had money to burn.. yeah I would just for the epeen but I don't think you'll notice that much of a performnce gain (noticable) with an X79 chipset. I will be grabbing a 2600k shortly to upgrade from a 2500 chip I have now. I am just waiting for the prices to tumble.
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There is virtually no performance difference between 2600K and 3820. Unless you are doing something RAM intensive, X79 platform isn't really worth it.

I would wait for Ivy's release. See how it performs, then decide on 2600K or 3770K. By then even if you went for 2600K it will cost less.
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There is virtually no performance difference between 2600K and 3820. Unless you are doing something RAM intensive, X79 platform isn't really worth it.
I would wait for Ivy's release. See how it performs, then decide on 2600K or 3770K. By then even if you went for 2600K it will cost less.

True, true, especially since the 3820 is basically the worst out of the batch when it comes to the binning process that Intel uses to select Xenon 8 core, High end 6-core, and then the last quad core, SBE chips.
- chmodlabs
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Depends on how much money you have and how much hassle waiting on rendering times is for you. If blowing $800 on cpu+mobo+cooler doesn't hurt, then an i7-3930k should outperform any other solution including ivy bridge for rendering. Otherwise, stick with the i7-2600k or its ivy bridge equivalent.
    
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