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I've got the 3770k delided and watercooled. I love it, it's fast strong and powerful. It's not the 2500k but it is in its category.

Atm I don't see a reason to upgrade. I don't play the newer games, I play the cod series upto codwaw, cs:go etc and my processor and graphics card handles my games perfectly, matched with a pair of 840 pro's in raid0.

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Even my original Nehalems hold up well. I have an i7 920 system (@ 4GHz) and a Xeon W3540 (@ 3.6GHz) that I just gave away, neither of which are wanting for CPU power in most games. The parts are from 2009.
It really depends on games and scenes.
In CPU bound scenario, I seen myself ~5fps difference between 2600K OC and 4790K OC (4.7GHz for both) on Crysis 3 CPU bound scene (grass stage), in 1080p AA 2X maxed details.
Between a 920 4GHz and a 6700K 4.7GHz, difference must be really important in some case.

Around ~7 fps ratio, between 4770K 3.5GHz and 4.2GHz, HT on.



http://www.hardware.fr/focus/101/perfs-avec-2-4-6-8-coeurs-4-jeux-loupe.html

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post #213 of 402
Amazing video. Thank you Digital Foundry! I went straight to ncix and ordered 16gb of Gskill ripjaws x 2133.

I have 8gb of Cosair Vengeance 1600 powering SLI GTX 980s on a 2500k@4.8ghz this will be a perfect upgrade. The last squeezing of performance possible. thumb.gif

I had read years ago here that ram speed didn't matter with Sandy Bridge and held out.
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Will Microcenter accept the return after I've already opened and been using it?
I mean.. I've never preferred one of the other... I like the competition.. and I want the competition... I'll buy which ever card is the better deal for what I'm trying to get... But I think this CPU driver overhead thing is complete bullshi and AMD should fix it and I should've bought Nvidia.

Your oc'ed i5 is struggling to keep up with the 380X/amd cpu overhead? How so? Like i said earlier in the thread, i had a single 290 and i always keep HT off and my i7 is only at 4.5GHz. My cpu never bottlenecked my 290 and i only have 1600 rams handed down from an X58 systm.

Maybe if you have a Phenom II Quad,
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My cpu never bottlenecked my 290

You're either not playing any games that are CPU heavy at any points or you don't know how to look at performance correctly - if you were, that statement wouldn't be true.
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You're either not playing any games that are CPU heavy at any points or you don't know how to look at performance correctly - if you were, that statement wouldn't be true.

Tell that to the guy who has 2 980s with his i5.
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Well, likely because those of us that warn against AMD driver overhead end up trolled out of a conversation. I stopped giving the warnings myself. I also no longer send people towards this site for help with PC builds.
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well.... until AMD fix this problem to be on par with Nvidia's. they will be on my no-buy list.
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post #218 of 402
Just upgraded from i5 760 to i5 6600k OC'd to 4.7ghz .... Now that's a difference
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Time to upgrade my 2500k? NEVER!
My 2500k has served me well clocked at 4.7GHz, and its been running like that for 4 year. I'm still keen to try get it stable at 5GHz, but my cooler was already boarder line with temps with the Prime95 burn in run. Not that I've ever reached those temps under normal operation.

What I like about this article is that my CPU was running ahead of the game for 4 years, it's taken Intel this long to catch up. This makes me happy, even more so that my CPU will still be relevant for the next 2 years, if the mobo doesn't konk out on me beforehand.

It's going to be a hard call to find a replacement that will fill these shoes
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I'm waiting for Intel to release the 4 core Sandy Bridge add on kit. That ought to hold me for another 5 years.
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