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I have $428.00 save up atm and it's enuff for the board and the cpu..I have the i7 920 D0 I could prolly get it to 4.2 ghz but not woth it for temps. I have been using this cpu for 4 years now. I wonder if fx 8350 can get up to 5.0 ghz?
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Pointless side-grade is what I'm saying.
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dont do it
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Forget the name i7920 - once you increase the Ghz its not a i7920 in them charts, it becomes a i7 930, i7 950, i7 970 and so on! A hell of a good chip!
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Oh yeah! don't upgrade yet!
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I didn't notice that i7 920 @ 4.0 GHz . OP the i7 920 @ 4.0 GHZ is still plenty fast. beat or match the majority of current AMD consumer CPUs.
You will need an FX 8350 @ 5.0 GHz to just see a small gain between the two. not worth it.
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Originally Posted by ladcrooks View Post


The i7920 maybe coming a dinosaur, but its no way nearly extinct thumb.gif

There is no way an i7 920 is a dinosaur. I call it a Legend just like the 8800 GTX/ 5870.
5 years old CPU is still going strong thumb.gif.
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I have $428.00 save up atm and it's enuff for the board and the cpu..I have the i7 920 D0 I could prolly get it to 4.2 ghz but not woth it for temps. I have been using this cpu for 4 years now. I wonder if fx 8350 can get up to 5.0 ghz?

With a water loop yeah I would bet the 8350 does 5.0 GHz and more. Still I would advice to keep saving and wait for the up coming CPU's either steamroller or haswell. Or is there a specific reason why you want to upgrade? Not getting enough FPS in some game or are you doing video encoding or something?
    
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The 8350 is better but it is not worth the money to upgrade.

A 4.0ghz 920 is not holding you back...just wait.
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Bit Tech's Shogun 2 CPU benchmark. Useful because it has both processors at both stock AND common overclock speeds (4.8 for the fx-8350, 4.0 for the i7-920). You can see in the first half of the benchmark that both perform about the same when overclocked (the fx-8350 wins by a nose) - and note this is a multi-threaded game, not single-threaded. In the lower half of the benchmark you can see Dimaggio is clearly wrong about both chips getting the same benefit from being overclocked - the i7-920 is notably worse than the fx-8350 at stock, yet performs about the same when overclocked, making it obvious the i7-920 benefits more from a solid overclock. And that benchmarks taken at stock speeds, like Dimaggio relys on to extrapolate CPU superiority, should be taken with a giant mountain of salt for people who overclock.




(if clicking on the pictures doesn't sufficiently embiggen, just follow the link above to bit tech's fx-8350 review)

This. Overclocks do not scale in a linear fashion between two completely separate processors, especially when youre comparing Intel vs AMD.
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i7 4770k is coming out this year. stay with your i7 920 for now.
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