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Excluding OCing ability what's everyone's consensus on moving from IB to haswell? Does it warrant the upgrade? I've got a 3570k sitting at home ready for my next build kinda wondering if i should try and sell and wait for haswell.

I'm also wondering with the consoles taking on some hardware that can finally handle some heavily multi-threaded apps will we see games maxing out the hexa-cores and taking on multi-threaded approaches like Crysis 3? Has me worried.

It doesn't warrant you selling your current 3570K and wait for the 4670K, as far as hexa-cores gaming, cross that bridge when you come to it(future proof is fool hardy, get what will satisfy you today).
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Excluding OCing ability what's everyone's consensus on moving from IB to haswell? Does it warrant the upgrade? I've got a 3570k sitting at home ready for my next build kinda wondering if i should try and sell and wait for haswell.

I'm also wondering with the consoles taking on some hardware that can finally handle some heavily multi-threaded apps will we see games maxing out the hexa-cores and taking on multi-threaded approaches like Crysis 3? Has me worried.

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It doesn't warrant you selling your current 3570K and wait for the 4670K, as far as hexa-cores gaming, cross that bridge when you come to it(future proof is fool hardy, get what will satisfy you today).

When were you planning to get the mobo and whatever else? Depending on your cash flow and plans, etc, I'd say sell it if you can wait til early June, assuming it releases then.

That's what I would do, I just flipped the timing of a few spring/summer plans so I can get a chip+mobo in June, now I have something to look forward too smile.gif

I will need it to push a 7950 CF for a 2560x1600 I'm getting next week, otherwise I'm wasting their potential
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I could possibly wait till early June. All i've got right now is an 800D and a 3570k. Having to sell my EVGA 750B cause i'm going multi-GPU this go around and will need plenty of power. Also selling a 7970 as well cause my XFX isn't worth my time. Assuming the 3rd one comes back and works it's gone, that or i ask for my money back. So all in all i have a Reference 7970, a 3570k, and an 800D.

For a double-triple GPU setup would a 3570k clocked around 4.5-5.0ghz be enough? Looking to run a triple portrait setup this time as well.
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If these chips can break 5.0Ghz easy might consider an upgrade
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I could possibly wait till early June. All i've got right now is an 800D and a 3570k. Having to sell my EVGA 750B cause i'm going multi-GPU this go around and will need plenty of power. Also selling a 7970 as well cause my XFX isn't worth my time. Assuming the 3rd one comes back and works it's gone, that or i ask for my money back. So all in all i have a Reference 7970, a 3570k, and an 800D.

For a double-triple GPU setup would a 3570k clocked around 4.5-5.0ghz be enough? Looking to run a triple portrait setup this time as well.

All depends on what you do. CPU power has very little impact on GPU power, it's extremely insignficant. Furthermore, it's not so much CPU speed but PCI-E controller that handles GPU. So an Sandy i7 will bottleneck 3x7970s more than an Ivy i3 due to lack of pci-e 3.0, which means so little anyways.

So if you stream SC2 or total war, then an i5 won't be enough while a 7750 or 650 would max them out easily, but if you play like fary cry then an i3 would be enough but a 7950 would struggle for 60fps+.

An i5-3570k at 4.5+ would be enough to handle any game. Like I said, very little impact on the GPU's strength, and cpu power itself doesn't impact GPU power. A CPU can bottleneck a game, a GPU can bottleneck a game, a CPU does not effectively bottleneck a GPU. Effectively, significantly, i say, of course you can pull examples out like 1st gen cores or that speed has a slight impact on GPU power.

All depends on what you do. Games task both the CPU and GPU, but most games are much more GPU heavy than CPU heavy, and an i5-3570K 4.5ghz+ will manhandle any game for a long time to come.
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