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post #11 of 29
Maybe a 10% increase in performance, for 30% more $$$.
post #12 of 29
You can buy a used i7 980 or i7 990x or x5650 or x5660 cpu. They will give you good bost. I dont get why you run two titan with that cpu though,
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post #13 of 29
i7-970 is pretty comparable to an FX-8350 performance wise. (Stock vs stock and OCed vs OCed)

i7-970@4ghz is pretty comparable to an FX-9590 performance wise. (Or any quad module PD chip near 5ghz)

This series of benchmarks may be insightful: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/63119-intel-i7-4930k-i7-4820k-ivy-bridge-e-review-4.html

Just use the FX-9590 as your approximate "reference" for where you are now.

Looks like you could see performance improvements up to ~50% in some areas going from the ole X58 to X79, but most areas would be slimmer. I usually like to wait until the difference is going to be at least double.
     
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post #14 of 29
I'm on an i7 950 and waiting for the haswell refresh, Higher IPC along with better TIM application between the IHS and die, seems like a good time to go from first gen to current.
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Will the new chips work with z87 boards since they are 1150 sockets? Or only with the z97? Or is this still unknown?
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Yeah look like I have to wait for next gen CPU I guess
The only reason I didn't go for these CPUs were they were all DDR 3
Do now that DDR 4 are support it by these upcoming CPUs I guess I might switch
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post #17 of 29
Yea I would wait. I have a 930 OCed to 3.6 and I am waiting for skylake to completely build a new one. I would suggest it too. Skylake and real maxwell vid cards are gonna be SWEEEETTTT
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Yeah look like I have to wait for next gen CPU I guess
The only reason I didn't go for these CPUs were they were all DDR 3
Is sky lake is come q4 this year?
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No skylake will not be until 2015
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Yeah look like I have to wait for next gen CPU I guess
The only reason I didn't go for these CPUs were they were all DDR 3
Is sky lake is come q4 this year?

We have not had Broadwell yet. Skylake is ages away, I guess Skylake will come out 2015-2016, more likely to be 2016.

If you are gaming I think your CPU is fine, a higher OC may yield more. I don't think it is really worth it for you to upgrade yet. Do you get 60+ FPS in games, if so you will not gain much from upgrading.
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