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Clock for clock performance between nahalem and haswell in games really isnt that much different.
This.Unless you have a monsterous GPU setup, and need an insane overclock, you'll see extreme diminishing return with an upgrade from nehalem to haswell. You'll see a performance increase, but whether or not ~10% is worth another ~350 bucks or so needed to upgrade is up to you.
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Im in the same boat as you with my 920. I recently pushed the overclock to 4.2 ghz and am happy so far, im thinking I might just take it till it dies and then upgrade as I just dont see much of a reason as the performance upgrade is not all that much. Im looking for upwards of 40% like my core 2 quad to i7 was but for sandy and haswell its like 20% and games are pretty close with our cpus. I dont see a need for a while. Given I do have 4 years on my cpu but its been oc'd since day one and lasted a long time and I get good frames in games and it encodes at a reasonable pace.

With that $700 you can get a Gtx 770 sli setup or say hd 7970 crossfire setup. Maybe intels next cpus wont be such a disappointment.
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Yea, my jump from a Q6600 to a 930 was pretty drastic. But it seems like the last two big revisions in the enthusiast platform since then haven't made that big leap.
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Yea, my jump from a Q6600 to a 930 was pretty drastic. But it seems like the last two big revisions in the enthusiast platform since then haven't made that big leap.

Yes you are right. The jump from core 2 - i3/i5/i7 was quite drastic. Sandybridge was a fair upgrade seeing as alot of 2500k's could hit 4.7ghz - 5.0ghz on air but since the original i series there has not been alot of speed increases and overclocking potential has decreased.

I think persoanlly the reason why there has not been much speed increase is not only has there not been a demand for massive power increases to most users but the current i series architechture has not got a huge amount of miliage left. If you think about the major improvements that nehalem made such as including an on board memory controller and fully shared resources between the cores, then there really has been no significant changes apart from maybe a smaller nm design and pcie 3.0
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yea i would stick to what you have, for the price the performance isnt gonna be mind boggling.

the only reason i see to upgrade from what you have to a new platform is if your current mobo isnt up to par for your needs(sata ports, expansion slots, audio, ect) or if your trying to milk that last 50-100 watts off the system to get away from the grid. if those arnt the concerns deffinately wait until the ivy e/haswell e drops, if not for the performance(and you end up w a 3770k 4770k 3930k 4940k) then the price to performance increase.

if your looking to add a gpu(not that you seem to overly need it) make it a point to need it. maybe a third monitor would liven up your sig rig and seek the additional gpu. for $130-200 it seems like a better(or more entertaining) upgrade than from 930 to 2nd or 3rd gen i7 or i5 for $300-500.


edit: if your just looking for a new platform and overclocking goal, id look around for 2700K mobo combo
    
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I might be in the wrong place but some of you posters seem to really know they're stuff. My i7 930 (no oc) runs great, bought a new gpu which runs great also but I feel like the cpu is holding the gpu back. Any ideas on what/where to check for solutions/ideas.

thnx in advance.
post #17 of 23
As your question is different than the thread starter, you should create your own thread about it, we can give you suggestions there.

What exactly do you mean by it is holding the gpu back?
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post #18 of 23
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I might be in the wrong place but some of you posters seem to really know they're stuff. My i7 930 (no oc) runs great, bought a new gpu which runs great also but I feel like the cpu is holding the gpu back. Any ideas on what/where to check for solutions/ideas.

thnx in advance.

simple really, your CPU is good, but the standard clock speed is very low (2.8ghz)

Overclcoking that cputo 3.5ghz+ (pref 4ghz) should give you the gains necessary to stop large frame drops.
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post #19 of 23
awesome thnx, I think i need to replace my cooler, especially to try for 4GHz, real temp is showin temps of about 47 degrees celcius and im just running my browser and some music

ty for the reply
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If you have the time and patience, definitely try overclocking before you go to a new processor, but, like you said, you'll need a new cooler. As I stated earlier in the thread, I ran similar idle temps to your 47C when I had a 4GHz overclock and a Corsair H50. Also, that processor (with an overclock) shouldn't bottleneck a GTX 670. I have since upgraded because mine was bottlenecking my dual 7970s. Also, as stated earlier in the thread, the resolution you're gaming at makes a big difference of whether you're CPU can keep up with your GPU.
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