Originally Posted by Ahnt
So I'm considering a possible motherboard / CPU swap for another motherboard / CPU. I currently have two 2500K rigs, one using a P67 and the other a Z77. One 2500K is a good clocker (keeping this one, not trading or selling), and the other is average I would say and the one I'm considering trading.
It would be my Z77 board (Z77X-D3H 4 Pin CPU power) plus the average 2500K for an decent clocking 8350 / M5A99FX Pro R2.0 combo. What do you guys think? Fair trade or would I be better off just keeping the 2500K / Z77?
As a user of both 83xx and intel CPU, I would recommend you not trade, and simply sell it instead. If you do not sell it then you should recieve at least 25-50 USD cash as a bare minimum.
Clock for clock intel is still faster for all things, especially games.
HOWEVER, and this is a big however...with DX12 around the corner, do you plan on keeping the rig for 2 years? If so do the trade, games will begin to utlize 8 cores instead of 4, and clocks will matter less, while cores will matter more.
And once again I will give another IF statement...
do you really want to game in an old platform regardless of how many cores it has?
My advise to you is keep the intel rig, it works wonders..AMD runs way high on OC if watercooled 4.5-4.7 for a good OC 5.0 if you go extream. Which would be equivalant to a 2500k @4.0~
Once again at the end of the day if you decide to trade ask for cash 20-50 ~
Hope this helps with some insight