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Is it worth the cost to switch?

I have been tossing this around for sometime now since it doesn't look like AMD is going to pursue a CPU replacement for the FX line. My current rig (in sig) runs great and can play any games on the market right now and I never have a problem with it that I didn't create, but feel something is lacking and can't put my finger on it.
I only game, edit pictures and normal everyday tasks with my current rig and it maybe overkill for that also. I have read through these forums and other online reviews and for what I do I'm not seeing a performance jump to warrant spending $500+.

Was looking at the i7-4770k and Asus Sabertooth z87 or Maximus 6 Hero z87 MB to swap out with my AMD processor and MB I have now.

If you have made the switch was it worth it to you and why?

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Worth is dependent on the money you have available to spend and how much spending it would affect/set you back. If you could use that money for something more valuable in your current position, then do so. If you have money to throw around, then do so.

Really, if you're content with what you have and your gaming/editing hasn't been an issue, then I see no need to upgrade to a 4770k. Honestly, for real world scenarios, it really wouldn't be an upgrade. It would be more of a sidegrade as far as games go because you probably wouldn't notice a sizable performance difference but you would be $500 or so less richer than you were before.
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going by others on here you will gain some extra fps in some games - but will you notice if some are only a few fps if you are already getting high fps?

And the other matter is mantle - an unknown quantity at the moment !

7950 cf is your current setup yes?

My pref would be spend all that money on the best single gpu you can get - that would excite me more than changing the whole rig. thumb.gif
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Worth is dependent on the money you have available to spend and how much spending it would affect/set you back. If you could use that money for something more valuable in your current position, then do so. If you have money to throw around, then do so.

Really, if you're content with what you have and your gaming/editing hasn't been an issue, then I see no need to upgrade to a 4770k. Honestly, for real world scenarios, it really wouldn't be an upgrade. It would be more of a sidegrade as far as games go because you probably wouldn't notice a sizable performance difference but you would be $500 or so less richer than you were before.

Yeah what I have is working fine and no need to side grade at this time.

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going by others on here you will gain some extra fps in some games - but will you notice if some are only a few fps if you are already getting high fps?

And the other matter is mantle - an unknown quantity at the moment !

7950 cf is your current setup yes?

My pref would be spend all that money on the best single gpu you can get - that would excite me more than changing the whole rig. thumb.gif

This seems like the better upgrade to a R9 290 and sell both my 7950's to cover most of the cost.

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FX-8350@5ghz trades blows with a more "average" overclocked i7-3770K.

If you owned a 3770K would you be in the market for a 4770K? The answer to this question should give some insight into whether it is worth bothering with from an on-paper performance improvement/$ perspective.
     
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I'm in the same boat you are man. I'm wanting to move from my FX 8320 @ 4.4, to a i7 4770k. The problem being, it is mostly a sidegrade. I have seen a lot of people say they made a move like that, and ended up with smoother overall gaming. Is that true, or just a placebo affect, I really don't know.

As for over all CPU power, I think they compare fairly close. Which sucks.

I've noticed people suggest just upping the GPU, but, I have a GTX 780, and play @ 1080p. I mean, there isn't really many upgrade options, and, I don't think I need a more capable GPU, I haven't even messed with OC'ing this one.


So, I don't know. If it is true that I'll end up with much smoother game play, than I'd consider it worth it. If I just end up with slightly higher avg fps / max fps, and better benchmarks, than it's a waste of money.

I'm just thinking, that some of the indie games I play would benefit from it. Though, I could be very wrong.

*A 6 core intel would be nice, but, damned if they aren't pricey.
     
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780 to oc will make more of a difference and yes for normal days use there is nothing in it cpu wise unless you are the type to use a stopwatch biggrin.gif
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Is it worth the cost to switch?

I have been tossing this around for sometime now since it doesn't look like AMD is going to pursue a CPU replacement for the FX line. My current rig (in sig) runs great and can play any games on the market right now and I never have a problem with it that I didn't create, but feel something is lacking and can't put my finger on it.
I only game, edit pictures and normal everyday tasks with my current rig and it maybe overkill for that also. I have read through these forums and other online reviews and for what I do I'm not seeing a performance jump to warrant spending $500+.

Was looking at the i7-4770k and Asus Sabertooth z87 or Maximus 6 Hero z87 MB to swap out with my AMD processor and MB I have now.

If you have made the switch was it worth it to you and why?

Thanks

I was looking into the Asus Sabertooth but saw a reviewer saying it gave them some issues oc'ing (though it still OC'ed well, just slightly more effort). Now, on a later board, I think they realized their 4770k had degraded, and was weaker. I don't know if that was affecting their results with that board or what. Just something to check out, and it isn't marketed as a OC'er.

I'm most likely going with the Asus Maximus VI Formula. Main reason, I like the Armor, and over clock potential. I'm a clumsy sob at times, and that armor would go a long way to protecting my board from myself. And it looks pretty cool too / matches my GPU.

I personally wish they had one that didn't look like the sabertooth in that price range with the armor. But, it is what it is, and that armor will make switching out my board less worrisome, since I'll be leaving anything I don't have to take out in. I might end up cheapening out in the end though, and go with the hero or sabertooth, though, I hate the look of the sabertooth, and really want that protective covering.
     
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I went from an 8350 based rig to a 3770k rig and im very happy I did. I got more performance across the board and some extra FPS but the biggest difference for me was that i no longer get the FPS dips in games that i got with the 8350/990fx setup i was running.
   
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I went from an 8350 based rig to a 3770k rig and im very happy I did. I got more performance across the board and some extra FPS but the biggest difference for me was that i no longer get the FPS dips in games that i got with the 8350/990fx setup i was running.

So did that equal smoother game play, or just larger numbers?
     
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