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To upgrade from I5-760 to I7-870 or not

post #1 of 8
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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
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Originally Posted by englee1 View Post

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
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i7-6700K  ASUS Maximus VIII Ranger EVGA 1080 FTW TridentZ DDR4-3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung SM951 128GB Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB Muskin Reactor 1TB Seagate Baracuda 2TB ST2000DM001 HDD 
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post #3 of 8
Not worth it. You won't notice a real difference.

Just keep your money and save until you really need a cpu/mobo upgrade.
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I have been running my I5-760 at 21x191=4010mhz for about 2 years now @ 1.250 Vcore and its holding up well, I too was wondering if I should go to a I7-870 and would I see an Improvement?

but then Why just step up and go with a 3770k when funds allow
Edited by chowtyme2 - 4/1/13 at 12:24pm
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Thanks for the responses.

I think i'll just save my money.
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I have been running my I5-760 at 21x191=4010mhz for about 2 years now @ 1.250 Vcore and its holding up well, I too was wondering if I should go to a I7-870 and would I see an Improvement?

but then Why just step up and go with a 3770k when funds allow

Are you running water?
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using the H100 for the Processor
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what are your temps for the I5 @ 4 with the h100
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