Originally Posted by englee1
Just curious what folks thoughts would be on this potential upgrade?
Would there be much benefit, would I notice a speed increase while gaming or would I be just wasting money?
Thanks in advance
Do you do a lot of encoding/compression or other multithreaded work? If you do then you should gain significant amount of performance from hyperthreading on the i7. Otherwise you would only notice a speed increase if you can hit a significantly higher clock on the i7, I have no idea how Lynnfield i5/i7 typically overclock so I can't comment on that.
Here is a Anandtech bench comparison: i5 760 vs i7 870
,Gaming performance would also depend on if the game you play take advantage of hyperthreading( very few do, I heard that Battlefield 3 Multiplayer is one of them).Edited by sherlock - 4/1/13 at 12:19pm