Originally Posted by tcclaviger
Buy based on features not on "new" technologies, what features will you use and what are wasted?
Buy based on features and not on the minuscule IPC improvement from generation to generation.
Reasons why your system is running laggy on Far Cry can be due to many reasons and not particularly hardware based.
- check what background process is running and how much CPU is being utilize by these processes. There are times when a rogue process allocate a significant amount of CPU without user knowledge.
- Are all your drivers up to date? Game patch up to date?
I recommend you do a full system reformat and install from scratch...to eliminate accumulated junk over time and get rid of any potential rogue programs/processes.
Although a 4670k 4.5ghz ~ 2500k 5.2ghz, that single 970 is going to nearly always be the bottleneck with modern CPU. When running top end multi-gpus, the i5 will encounter situations where it'll be bottlenecking the GPUs.