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I've had this Phenom II for quite the while, and it is a fantastic CPU; but with some money available to spend, I am curious as to how large the performance gap between a 965BE and a 3770K. I have searched for benchmarks directly comparing the two in the same hardware environment and I've yet to find one, so can you indulge me?
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Big Improvements...

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/102?vs=551
     
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Okay, so it's better in every single way. But the applications in which it was tested were applications that I don't generally use; so in games, like ArmA 3 and Skyrim, for instance, are the results going to be that massive in terms of performance improvement?
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You will notice it a jump across the board, no one can really say how much thou.

Going from a Pentium D 810 to a 2500k was like night and day.
    
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You'll see a significant performance jump in those games, mostly Skyrim because it is such a CPU intensive game, especially if you mod it to hell rolleyes.gif I'd say get the 3570K and get a better motherboard unless you really need hyper threading for really intensive applications, like Photoshop/ other editing programs. Plus, with a better motherboard, you can get better over clocking features thumb.gif
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I doubt you'd see much of a gaming difference. Provided the Phenom was getting a decent fps in the game. For the most part I can't tell the difference between my 2600k and a Q6600. If I have Vsync turned on and I am gaming at 1080p anyway.

I don't own Skyrim or ARMA 3 though.
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A 4.5GHz+ 3770k is an absolute monster, best gaming CPU going (Except 2011 Socket)
     
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I doubt you'd see much of a gaming difference. Provided the Phenom was getting a decent fps in the game. For the most part I can't tell the difference between my 2600k and a Q6600. If I have Vsync turned on and I am gaming at 1080p anyway.

I don't own Skyrim or ARMA 3 though.

Hm. I have to say that the benchmarks that I've seen are so substantial in performance difference that I think it's also guaranteed to garner some noticeable performance differences.
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I went from a Phenom II x4 955 to an i5 3570k a few months ago.

Skyrim performance is vastly improved, especially when overclocked.

With an unmodded game and the Phenom II, I was seeing dips to ~30fps in demanding areas, like a dragon fight.
With a modded game and the i5, I occasionally get dips to 50, but much less than I did on the Phenom II.


The upgrade will definitely be worth it.
If you don't need it now, give it another month and see what Haswell has to offer, and weather it really is an 'Overclockers Dream'.
I'd also consider weather or not you need the i7, you could save a bit of money and get an i5 instead, if all you're doing is gaming.

Although if you want an i7, then get an i7 thumb.gif
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A 4.5GHz+ 3770k is an absolute monster, best gaming CPU going (Except 2011 Socket)

Is that a possibility with an 125mm air fan?
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