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Should i Upgrade from I7 950 to latest chip?

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post #1 of 17
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Basicly just as the title says. Il be having some extra money coming in and im not sure if its worth it to upgrade my CPU and MOBO. Not many games take full advantage of all the cores/power of the cpu so what do you guys think? Should i upgrade to IVY bridge or wait?
post #2 of 17
An ivy upgrade is a waste IMO.


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post #3 of 17
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An ivy upgrade is a waste IMO.
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Ok, but why?
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I say wait for Haswell, it will be a bigger step up than IVY would be
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post #5 of 17
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I say wait for Haswell, it will be a bigger step up than IVY would be

 

That's what I've decided to do with my old X3480 (i7-880). For now I took the plunge and fed it some 2133 MHz RAM and OC'd it up to 3540 MHz and it's way faster than stock and should be more than enough for a while yet.
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post #6 of 17
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Basicly just as the title says. Il be having some extra money coming in and im not sure if its worth it to upgrade my CPU and MOBO. Not many games take full advantage of all the cores/power of the cpu so what do you guys think? Should i upgrade to IVY bridge or wait?

What's your 920 clocked at right now? If it's 4+ then I'd say it's great to wait for Haswell.
Edited by FlashFir - 11/26/12 at 10:31am
post #7 of 17
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Ok, but why?

Because Ivy won't give any performance gain in real life situation. He alrdy have a beast of a machine, it's not like he's upgrading a 775 socket. Unless he benchmark or something, he won't notice the difference.

I was about to say get a SSD but you alrdy have 2, then i was going to say get new gpu's! but your 580's will last you until 7XX.

So just get the woman out for dinner and get a new bike to your kid with the money!

or get a 3rd monitor...
post #8 of 17
Jumped from i7 950 to i7 3820.
Only gain was beast overclocking and damn low temps and benchmarking preformance.
For moust of games and daily use you wont see much diference.

So for year or two or even longer you can keep i7 940 runing at 4ghz and you will be fine.
post #9 of 17
Don't waste your money on Ivy Bridge. Instead, wait for Haswell. If you upgrade you'll probably see your fps go up a little but then again you have 2x 580s. On your part, It really doesn't matter if you play with 10 to 18 fps more in a game.
Edited by Captain1337 - 11/26/12 at 10:51am
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post #10 of 17
Another wait for Haswell.
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