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post #1 of 17
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Hey guys,

I am thinking of upgrading my i5 2500k (Sandy Bridge). I am thinking of upgrading to a i7 3770k (Ivy Bridge). I was just wondering if its worth the little extra cost of going up to a 3770k from a 2700k (Sandy Bridge). It is only $20 more to make that step up. I was only curious because I only have a P67 MB. I have the MSI P67A-GD55. With this older motherboard, is it worth the little extra cost to get the Ivy Bridge over the Sandy Bridge. This is assuming I will not upgrade my motherboard anytime soon.

Intel i7 2700k

Intel i7 3770k

Thanks guys.
post #2 of 17
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Hey guys,
I am thinking of upgrading my i5 2500k (Sandy Bridge). I am thinking of upgrading to a i7 3770k (Ivy Bridge). I was just wondering if its worth the little extra cost of going up to a 3770k from a 2700k (Sandy Bridge). It is only $20 more to make that step up. I was only curious because I only have a P67 MB. I have the MSI P67A-GD55. With this older motherboard, is it worth the little extra cost to get the Ivy Bridge over the Sandy Bridge. This is assuming I will not upgrade my motherboard anytime soon.
Intel i7 2700k
Intel i7 3770k
Thanks guys.

For $20, I'd say yes. Just double check your motherboard supports it.
post #3 of 17
There's no support for ivy bridge on that motherboard: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P67A-GD55.html#/?div=CPUSupport

Honestly, if you just game, I would spend that money on a nice gpu upgrade instead, like a 7950 or 660 ti.
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by auraofjason View Post

There's no support for ivy bridge on that motherboard: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P67A-GD55.html#/?div=CPUSupport
Honestly, if you just game, I would spend that money on a nice gpu upgrade instead, like a 7950 or 660 ti.

Well, judging that that CPU support page of my motherboard I cant use the 2700k either. I guess I will have to upgrade my motherboard too. frown.gif Didnt want to have to do that.
post #5 of 17
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So apprently MSI updated the BIOS on the P67 boards to support Ivy Bridge. Will this work with i7 3770k?

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P67A-GD55.html#/?div=BIOS
post #6 of 17
Unless you do video encoding and editing or something extremely CPU intensive like running multiple tasks while you game I wouldn't recommend upgrading to a 3770k or a 2700k.


Previous poster was right. Use that money to upgrade your GPU.



If you're not primarily a gamer and actually need the hyperthreads I would wait until April of 2013 myself for Haswell.
 
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Unless you do video encoding and editing or something extremely CPU intensive like running multiple tasks while you game I wouldn't recommend upgrading to a 3770k or a 2700k.
Previous poster was right. Use that money to upgrade your GPU.
If you're not primarily a gamer and actually need the hyperthreads I would wait until April of 2013 myself for Haswell.

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You would be so much better off upgrading your GPU since the CPU you currently have is a great chip for gaming. SPend the money on a great GPU and prepare to drool when you see the graphics you have been missing out on.
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post #9 of 17
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Actually, I wanto to start live streaming and making videos. I have been editing and transferring videos from VHS to DVD. Right now, my CPU just cant handle live streaming very well. But if a new core is coming out in April I think I may just wait. My wedding anniversary is in June, so I can get the entire setup then. I wont have to go cheap.
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You would be so much better off upgrading your GPU since the CPU you currently have is a great chip for gaming. SPend the money on a great GPU and prepare to drool when you see the graphics you have been missing out on.

Yeah, I'm not sure why you'd want to upgrade from what you have, given the small gains you'll see going to either of those processors. Do you have your current chip overclocked? If not, that's the way to go.
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