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So, I have a sort of dilemma here. I currently have a 720 unlocked to four cores @ 3.4 Ghz @ 1.5 Volts. It's stable, but pushing it to 3.5 isn't possible.

Anyway, I'm thinking of upgrading, and in all honesty, I want to go intel, but I have a Crosshair V that I purchased REALLY cheaply and don't wanna go to another platform. Anyway, I'm thinking of going to a 955 or a 965. Two questions...

1: How much of an improvement will this be, in all honesty? I'm thinking not much, but I could be wrong. I mainly game, so improvement here would be best.

2:How high should I be able to push this? As noted before, I'm running a Crosshair V with 8 Gigs of DDR-1333 PNY RAM and water cooling (XSPC Rasa block).

Edit: Noticed I posted this in the motherboard section. Too many tabs open I suppose. Would a mod mind moving it over to Processors for me if it's a problem being here?
Edited by Dradien - 10/21/12 at 8:12pm
    
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piledriver is coming out any day get that
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When are they dropping? You have a good point, I can wait a little while no problem and see how those are. Any estimations compared to Phenom II/Bulldozers?
    
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the date i think is october 30th
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Its time to update your sigrig man.
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Originally Posted by Dradien View Post

When are they dropping? You have a good point, I can wait a little while no problem and see how those are. Any estimations compared to Phenom II/Bulldozers?

Most common assumption is a 10-15% increase in performance across the board from bulldozer but some speculate 25-30%. In all honesty I think 25-30% is wishful thinking, but there's no way we can know before they actually release 'em. Main point is you should definitely wait for piledriver.
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personaly, i would never upgrade a cpu on its own. I think you should move to z77 or another platform
     
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personaly, i would never upgrade a cpu on its own. I think you should move to z77 or another platform

Yea, I moved to Z77, got myself a 3570K. Loving it so far. Just wishing I could sell on here so I can unload my Crosshair V, but need more rep :shrug:.
    
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