Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Going from i7 920 to Skylake. Is it worth it?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Going from i7 920 to Skylake. Is it worth it? - Page 13

post #121 of 129
One of these days i'll actually come through with my bid to upgrade when the next chip comes out. FO4 and such have actually finally push me over the edge in regards to performance, just can't keep up anymore. If the difference between a 920 and a skylake is fairly big, then the jump from a Q9550 would be fairly similar biggrin.gif
Liquid Dreams
(28 items)
 
NAS
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD X4 640 Gigabyte GA880GA-UG3H ATI HD4250 Corsair 2x2Gb DDR3 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1T Samsung Spinpoint F4 2T Liteon DVD-+RW Zalman CNPS9500 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Ubuntu Server 42" LCD Full HD-TV via 1080P HDMI None Silverstone Strider 450w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
TT Armor (w/ Custom 240mm Sidefan/Black Respary) None None 5.1 via HDMI to TV 
Other
Acer Infrared Remote control 
  hide details  
Reply
Liquid Dreams
(28 items)
 
NAS
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD X4 640 Gigabyte GA880GA-UG3H ATI HD4250 Corsair 2x2Gb DDR3 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1T Samsung Spinpoint F4 2T Liteon DVD-+RW Zalman CNPS9500 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Ubuntu Server 42" LCD Full HD-TV via 1080P HDMI None Silverstone Strider 450w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
TT Armor (w/ Custom 240mm Sidefan/Black Respary) None None 5.1 via HDMI to TV 
Other
Acer Infrared Remote control 
  hide details  
Reply
post #122 of 129
Thread cleaned, please remain respectful towards other members.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 8700k ASUS Maximus X Hero MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X TRIO 16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB 3466MHz CL16 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 960 PRO M.2 512GB WD Red 4TB WD Green 1TB WD Blue 1TB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H115i Extreme Windows 10 PRO ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q Ducky Shine 6 (MX Brown) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA Supernova T2 850W Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Razer Destructor 2 
AudioAudioAudio
Beyerdynamic DT-770 PRO 80ohm JDS O2+ODAC Zalman MIC-M1 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 8700k ASUS Maximus X Hero MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X TRIO 16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB 3466MHz CL16 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 960 PRO M.2 512GB WD Red 4TB WD Green 1TB WD Blue 1TB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H115i Extreme Windows 10 PRO ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q Ducky Shine 6 (MX Brown) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA Supernova T2 850W Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Razer Destructor 2 
AudioAudioAudio
Beyerdynamic DT-770 PRO 80ohm JDS O2+ODAC Zalman MIC-M1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #123 of 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyro999 View Post

Some people with x58 mobo's that want a cheap MT performance upgrade. Nehalem to Gulftown can be surprisingly low $$ cost and a nice 65% boost in workloads like x264.

Agreed. People with X58s don't need to change out MB, RAM, CPU they can just find a 6 core xeon and have a nice boost for cheap. Under 160.00 upgrade and its a drop in.

I happen to have i3770k, i4770k, 12 core server, x58 4 core and 6 core in the same room. Also have AMDs.

The x58 do not "Feel" slow vs the newer ones. They all can game well and are mostly GPU limited in games.

If starting out fresh sure get haswell or Skylake but if you have a x58 and just want a boost for cheap its hard to beat a 6 core xeon and its a easy drop in.

cpus have not progressed much in 6 years.
post #124 of 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyro999 View Post

Some people with x58 mobo's that want a cheap MT performance upgrade. Nehalem to Gulftown can be surprisingly low $$ cost and a nice 65% boost in workloads like x264.

Typically westmere -EP is much cheaper than gulftown
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4930mx 3.5Ghz .97v AW17 Ranger 780m 1006c/2800m 16GB DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
256GB SSD 2TB FireCuda 7mm 2TB Firecuda 7mm 1TB Seagate SSHD 
OSMonitorPowerMouse
Windows 10 x64 Pro 17" 1080p120hz TrueColor  330w Delta  G502 Proteus Spectrum 
Audio
SHP9500 w/ HM5 pads & MM4 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4930mx 3.5Ghz .97v AW17 Ranger 780m 1006c/2800m 16GB DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
256GB SSD 2TB FireCuda 7mm 2TB Firecuda 7mm 1TB Seagate SSHD 
OSMonitorPowerMouse
Windows 10 x64 Pro 17" 1080p120hz TrueColor  330w Delta  G502 Proteus Spectrum 
Audio
SHP9500 w/ HM5 pads & MM4 
  hide details  
Reply
post #125 of 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lass3 View Post

I would probably wait for Broadwell-E/Skylake-E and get 6 or 8 cores.
But a Skylake i5/i7 would be a major upgrade over i7-920 clock for clock in gaming! Even a Sandy/Ivy Bridge would be that.

Had a i7-930 @ 4.3 before this i5-3570K @ 4.8 and the fps boost in many games was huge. And I'm quite glad for native USB 3.0, SATA 3 etc.
This
I'm using a 980x, 980, 920 and 6700k now. 6700k is faster, but I think the biggest step up is the result of the multi-generation jump in other things rather than the CPU itself.

On a side note, my 6700k runs extremely hot. 80+c with no overclock. lmaosmiley.gif
No, it's not a cooler issue. Yes, I have checked cooler performance. Coolers and airflow are my forte. wink.gif
post #126 of 129
Quote:
On a side note, my 6700k runs extremely hot. 80+c with no overclock.

I'm guessing you're running some synthetic FPU load and your stock voltage is very high like many other 6700k's.

My 6700k runs at around 70c at maximum OC on air w/ 1300rpm fans.

Here you go, this is when the Vcore was a tiny bit lower. I've monitored for weeks at a time without exceeding 70-72c max peak hottest core, even with overnight encodes.

6a4d9007_pl2IfYJ.png
Edited by Cyro999 - 3/21/16 at 2:11am
Insert Name Here
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6700k Asus Maximus VIII Hero Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 1080ti Corsair LPX 2x8GB 3200c16 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Old Seagate HDD Samsung 850 EVO Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E SE Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus PG258Q (240hz + Gsync) WASDKeyboards.com v1 semi custom w/ mx browns, ... Superflower Golden Green HX550 Air540 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G Pro Qck+ 
  hide details  
Reply
Insert Name Here
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6700k Asus Maximus VIII Hero Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 1080ti Corsair LPX 2x8GB 3200c16 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Old Seagate HDD Samsung 850 EVO Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E SE Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus PG258Q (240hz + Gsync) WASDKeyboards.com v1 semi custom w/ mx browns, ... Superflower Golden Green HX550 Air540 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G Pro Qck+ 
  hide details  
Reply
post #127 of 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyro999 View Post

I'm guessing you're running some synthetic FPU load and your stock voltage is very high like many other 6700k's.

My 6700k runs at around 70c at maximum OC on air w/ 1300rpm fans.

Here you go, this is when the Vcore was a tiny bit lower. I've monitored for weeks at a time without exceeding 70-72c max peak hottest core, even with overnight encodes.

6a4d9007_pl2IfYJ.png
While I have little experience Oc'ing and none on Skylake, I do have common sense as well as know and use good scientific techniques.
The load testing was done with Handbrake, so definitely not systhetic,
The voltage is what the motherboard runs stock (approx. 1.307-1.380v), not changes, no overclock.
post #128 of 129
i'm using skylake i7 6700k now with a very nice OCing capability.

i was using a w3680 and a rampage 3 extreme before.

skylake is a nice upgrade especially it's the newest.

but... honestly, if i was able to find a mATX x58 mobo here in Dubai before, for sure i will not switch to skylake. biggrin.gif

i used my gtx 970 before in my w3680 and it's still capable. OCed to 4.4 and up to 4.6Ghz.

unfortunately i need all the space inside my G5. and can't afford to get another parts without selling what i had.

still happy with the upgrade. especially with a nice chip i got. was able to validate 5ghz. only validate no stress. XD
post #129 of 129
I might swap out my mATX x58 for a skylake if I could find a decent z170 MB. They are all flaky, some die in 3 months (Gigabytes), Some have terrible creative lab high end sound cards that distort which needs a reboot. The ASUS have glitchy usb 3.0 ports which forced many to buy extra USB PCix cards. mATX does not have that many extra slots for this.

I might just get a gtx 1070 and call it good.

I was able to find a Dell workstation with a 6core Xeon and 24 Gigs of ECC for 180.00. Came with a Intel Xeon W3690 3.46GHz Six Core (.32 nm) I have 4 LCD panels and just remote into the Dell T3500 if I have to do any work, Takes all the load off my main rig and for under 200.00.


For gaming I would like the skylake but I feel I could be opening a can of worms as there is no way it can beat (maybe equal) my current headache free setup.

I tend to leave my PCs on 24/7 and I think its actually better for them vs on/off/on/off cycling.

Anyone have a recommendation of a solid mATX z170 that does not have the mentioned issues?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Going from i7 920 to Skylake. Is it worth it?