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Worth Upgrading from i7 930 to i5 4670k?

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So, I think it is that time again to upgrade my CPU. I am currently using a EVGA GTX 680 with the i7 930. Is this a pretty safe upgrade to get the i5 4670k, and will I see gains in gaming? I am on the fence right now whether or not I should wait for another chipset or go ahead and purchase the i5 4670k... Any advice would be great.
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So, I think it is that time again to upgrade my CPU. I am currently using a EVGA GTX 680 with the i7 930. Is this a pretty safe upgrade to get the i5 4670k, and will I see gains in gaming? I am on the fence right now whether or not I should wait for another chipset or go ahead and purchase the i5 4670k... Any advice would be great.

unless your current i7 is keeping you from maintaining 60fps in games, you will not see any benefits. I'd say your 680 would choke out before your i7 does

if you're itching to upgrade, i'd add a second 680 and upgrade your monitor.

or sell your current 680 and buy a 780
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Depends on the games you play. CPU bound games will see some improvement, but GPU bound games will not. The i7-930 is still a strong CPU even by today's standards.

You would save a little money on the monthly electricity bill though - the 4670K is going to be substantially more energy efficient.

Greg
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unless your current i7 is keeping you from maintaining 60fps in games, you will not see any benefits. I'd say your 680 would choke out before your i7 does

if you're itching to upgrade, i'd add a second 680 and upgrade your monitor.

or sell your current 680 and buy a 780

I think its just an itch... I guess I will wait till DDR4
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