Originally Posted by Sgt Bilko
Originally Posted by 996gt2
Let's put it this way:
I got my 2700K 3 years ago and it's faster than anything AMD has today.
If you bought a FX when it came out about 2.5 years ago, you would not be able to say the same thing.
So, buy a 4670K or 4770K today, and it'll likely last you a good 3-4 years, if not more. Buy a FX chip today, and 3-4 years later it'll be as obsolete as a Core 2 Duo is today.
just curious here, Why didn't you upgrade your 2700k?
Me personally i upgrade every 2 years or so and i consider AMD, Nvidia and Intel, Price does come into it, so for GPU's AMD usually wins.
CPU's are always tricky though, it's a very personal decision, i went with an 8350 because i very rarely play RTS games and i can't seem to fault it when gaming online in the 64 player servers that supposedly cripple it.
Because my 2700K has been running at 5 GHz @ 1.38V on air since I got it. At those clocks, it's considerably faster than anything from AMD. I do a lot of work in Photoshop and Lightroom so CPU performance is important.
Sure, Ivy and Haswell are faster, but my 2700K is a bit of a "golden" chip in terms of overclocking and I doubt I'd have the same kind of luck with overclocking if I upgraded to Haswell.
Originally Posted by djkomrad
I got the sabertooth r2. so I have liquid cooling, I can OC the chip to maybe 5 GHz or more or I can return the chip, get quad intel, leave it stock and it would outdo or match the OCed AMD. sounds like Intel is the winner, then add the fact I have liquid cooling, OC the Intel to maybe 4 GHz or more and it'll deffo outdo the AMD. sounds like I'm going back to the store tomorrow!
If you have liquid cooling, you can easily get 4.5 GHz + out of a 4670K or 4770K.Edited by 996gt2 - 4/4/14 at 7:43pm