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Hi

Is it worth upgrading to Haswell i7-4770K from a Kentsfield Core 2 Quad Q6600?
I have haswell GPU is much better than Sandybridge and Ivybridge, but I use a dedicated GPU so it does not really affect me.
22nm, and much better power efficiency, again i use a desktop so power efficiency does not concern me.
Yes is is faster i guess, but i have not reached the limit of my C2Q. I have not done anything where i feel like i need a faster CPU.
Yes i sometimes change format on videos for powerpoint, but they are only 2 mins or less, so the Intel Quick Sync will help but not too much as they are short videos...
I cant think of anything else... I just feel my system is old and needs a upgrade but i THINK i have not reached a point where i need it. I did come to a point late last year but I put in an SSD and i feel like i have given another few years to my PC's life.


Any advice will be participated.

Thanks
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The main benefit would be your 6850 would perform better with the cpu bottle neck gone. You will be able to use your Vertex 4 at SATA III speeds also. You could probably go another generation though and get broadwell.
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If it does what you want and you don't feel it is slow now, wait for the next gen after haswell.
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Originally Posted by Dhalmel View Post

The main benefit would be your 6850 would perform better with the cpu bottle neck gone. You will be able to use your Vertex 4 at SATA III speeds also. You could probably go another generation though.

Yeah, I noticed a nice FPS jump when I upgraded from my Q9400 to my 3770k with my GTX670. But I guess I did also upgrade my ram and my SSD to sata III.
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post #5 of 8
First response to the thread title was "Duh......"

Yes it would be worth it. However, to the guy saying a core 2 quad was bottlenecking a 6850, I highly doubt that sir.
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post #6 of 8
No it is not worth it , you can wait for avx 3.2 instructions or in otherwords 512 bit instructions in next generations, this is the substantial change, otherwise only some graphical intensive software like video encoding will get advantage of the Haswell I7.
post #7 of 8
There is a big difference between theese two chips, but your GPU is at the bottom of mid-range GPUs so
the difference you will see wont be that big.
post #8 of 8
I think when you use intel quick sync with a processor with 512 bit instructions, you can feel difference not just in video encoding, but overall, but your monitor and your hard drive can be bottlenecks for your computer experience - either multitasking - bottleneck will be the drive, or watching video - bottleneck will be the monitor. It always depends what you are doing.
My advice is just wait for the future to come with AVX 3.2.

Buy this top brand monitor : http://gaming.eizo.com/products/foris_fg2421/
Buy a good sata 3 hdd, nevertheless you use sata 2 motherboard inputs, you can place a sata 3 drive - for example seagate constellation es.3 with 128mb cache It is one of the fastest hard drives and perfect for multi-tasking.
As previously said, you can change the GPU with something like gtx 770
But you can do with an older GPU if you dont play RPG games.
In every case monitor and HDD are a must because monitors are not just for gaming, but for watching videos and you can feel the difference with this monitor.
Edited by snookerboy - 4/10/14 at 3:56am
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