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post #1 of 9
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So as you can see in my sig I'm using a AMD fx 8350. I want to know if switching to a 3770k or 4770k would be even worth it. Im curious to see if it's worth handing over another $250 to switch CPU and mb. I had a 2600k and I really didn't see a difference during boincing nor gaming so I sold it. In dirt on a 7950 it's taking 15 min for 1 wu. So you know what Ill do with it and money is a factor, what do you think?
post #2 of 9
2600k to IVY or Haswell isn't night and day, and since you said you couldn't notice a real difference between your chip and a 2600k that you had, then it's not worth the change.

You already have a sweet looking set up going by your sig.
post #3 of 9
I do not believe changing the motherboard is going to make much of a difference in dirt. I was told that a 7950 is about the same as a 7970, maybe a 5% difference at the same clock. I bought a 7950 and overclocked it to 1000 Mhz. My 7970 is running stock at 950Mhz and is still 20% faster in dirt. I thought maybe because I am using old hardware with PCI-E 1.1 x16 that it was running slower. I bought newer hardware with PCI-E 3.0 x16 and quad channel memory and the 7950 still runs about the same in dirt. I like the 7950 because it is cheaper and uses less energy, but it does not match a 7970.
post #4 of 9
for boinc it might be, but when you make a switch like that its gonna cost ya. if the cost isnt worth it, then dont get it.
    
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post #5 of 9
From the old chips to the i7-930 was a big increase in speed and tech!
Then came the sandy chips, with still a good increase in speed and tech!
Since then there has only been an increase of about 6% gen for gen and IMO that won't change any time soon.
If you were thinking of up grading and selling the other computer then you would not gain much. . . .
But if you were to buy a new, and were to keep the old one too, this would make financial sense.
As long as you could cover the cost of the extra power used and the cost of a new system?
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Seeing as how the 2600K didn't make much improvement, I say no to the upgrade
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post #7 of 9
ivybridge and up would be an upgrade in most aspects from what he has now of 10-15% most likely. in games you wont see that but boinc on most projects intel excels. the biggest advantage is power usage or for intels its the lack of. intels when their die got shrunk used a lot less power and for at least sandy that meant less heat.
    
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post #8 of 9
Here's hoping that Broadwell ends up being a good one.
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post #9 of 9
If you didn't feel the difference between the 2600k and the 8350, then don't switch! The 4770k isn't much better than the 2600k.
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