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I myself am interested in benchmarking this game on release or so, my CPU probably isn't going to cut it for above 30fps so I'm planning on upgrading my cpu and mobo to a devils canyon or a broadwell and sitting on it for a couple of years with an I7, my gpu is as fast as a stock 670, maybe a little faster and I can't wait to see what this game has in-store visually and performance wise.

Personally I dont think you should worry so much about your system, I think that I7 should perform decently especially if the threads are being used, (Those i7s have HT right? not so sure about 1st gens) this game could be insanely demanding, or it could not be and with all of this "downgrade" stuff floating around no one really knows how well this game will look on PC and if the requirements are inflated or not. (Call of Duty Ghosts)

I think cards such as the 670s upwards are going to shine and should perform well, they're really capable GPUs and are on the higher end alongside the 680, just below the 780s and 290s.

I say wait for the big day to come and checkout benchmarks, or if you're getting the game on it's launch give it a spin.
It probably also depends on if you're maxing it out or not, I really hope the PC version looks pretty good and performs well.
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I'd see how it plays when it's released with your current hardware. Then if necessary, consider an upgrade to a Devil's Canyon CPU + Z97 board (June 2nd). Sell your old stuff with an out of pocket expense of maybe $250-300. I say this because this game is supposedly pretty CPU intensive.

Better value to buy X5660 CPU for $170 and sell 920 for $50 = $120 total cost for 90% the performance of 4770K.
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Better value to buy X5660 CPU for $170 and sell 920 for $50 = $120 total cost for 90% the performance of 4770K.

Damn, just realized that's a six core :O
Were people overclocking on these?
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Better value to buy X5660 CPU for $170 and sell 920 for $50 = $120 total cost for 90% the performance of 4770K.

Is it really that close to the Haswell performance? It doesn't seem much stronger than what he currently has. Generic comparison

Perhaps I'm missing something?
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Damn, just realized that's a six core :O
Were people overclocking on these?

Yep. Average overclock on X5660 is 4.2-4.6ghz on air.
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Going to see how it runs on my rig first, then decide if I need another GTX 670 or not
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Is it really that close to the Haswell performance? It doesn't seem much stronger than what he currently has. Generic comparison

Perhaps I'm missing something?

I think you're missing that the X5660 is a hexacore processor. X5660 typically overclocks to about 4.4ghz on air, about the same as i7-4770K. The i7-4770K (Haswell) is about 35% faster than the X5660 (Bloomfield) chip clock for clock and core for core, but the X5660 has two more cores which allow it to close the gap in well-threaded applications. In certain parallel tasks like 3d rendering, the X5660 will actually be faster than 4770K at the same clock rate. Overall, the overclocked X5660 will perform very similarly to a stock-clocked i7-3930K.
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Wow, lots of responses while I was at work!

I think I'd only be happy with 2 options: I go all the way and upgrade CPU, GPU, Mobo and Ram... or SLI. I wouldn't upgrade just one portion of it, I'd feel the need to upgrade other items down the road. And my honest thinking is that a 670 will look good, i have a feeling it's going to most likely be a High setting with AA disabled. I love having 60 FPS in at least High or Ultra textures with some AA. So I think all of you maybe just cost me $1000 bucks biggrin.gif I'd be curious how it runs so I can have my rig ready for release.... Hope this game is worth the hype.

I guess my only question is 670 sli with current setup or new rig. Guess I'll know soon enough.
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I would drop in X5660, clock it to 4.4ghz, upgrade to 12gb RAM, and add a 2nd used 670 for SLI. A rig like that should run Watch Dogs very well @1080p, along with most other games coming out over the next 3+ years, for about $500 total investment.
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Better value to buy X5660 CPU for $170 and sell 920 for $50 = $120 total cost for 90% the performance of 4770K.

Hey man, it's pretty good, but not that good. If you wanna benchmark some time, throw me a pm thumb.gif
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