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i7 860 @ 4.2ghz or i7 875k @ ???

Poll Results: What would you Keep?

 
  • 18% (2)
    i7 860 @ 4.2ghz
  • 81% (9)
    i7 875k @ 4.2ghz or Higher
11 Total Votes  
post #1 of 4
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I have a i7 860 that is a pretty much a normal chip. I get 4.2ghz @1.375v, 1.3.75vtt.

Having already bought a i7 875k and installed in the SIG Rig. OCing hasn't been that impressive compare to the i7 860. MikeCDM is still testing the New i7 875k CPU for me while i'm out of town. I believe the Chip would hit 4.2ghz atleast... If it doesn't hit 4.2ghz or more I will not keep the Chip. But if its more is it really worth it?

What do you guys think? Is it worth Keeping the i7 875k? I don't really do a lot of encoding or anything like that, and the only game I'm playing right now is Starcraft 2 beta which is ending today. I noticed that it doesn't have VT-D and Intel Trusted Execution Technology.

I have seen mixed reviews with some saying they only overclock similar to a i7 860, while others say they hit 4.5ghz on air.

-TrippinBimmer

BTW: When Voting Please Give Your Opinion
Edited by TrippinBimmer - 6/8/10 at 12:14am
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post #2 of 4
I say go for it. Especially with them being so cheap at MC.
post #3 of 4
There isn't much point to upgrading your chip. You MAY be able to squeeze another 300mhz out of the 875k. However the cost in heat and voltage will be extremely high. Unless youre doing it for personal pride, dont do it. The gains wont be noticable.

Note: Im assuming you already have your current 860 at 4.2ghz as per the poll
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post #4 of 4
I agree with what has already been said, you may or may not be able to overclock that much further than what your current chip can. If you can get 4.8-5.0 on air then go for it, but seriously if you can get 500+ mhz increase its still not worth it, only keep the 875K if you can get some seriously high clocks with ridiculously low voltages.

Since you only game there is no point in the higher clocks, you just won't notice it. unless you jiz over benchmarks all day long then there is no point in having anything above an E8400/Q9550 @ ~4.0.

Be happy with the 860 and game on, you can spend the money better elsewhere like better cooling or a better motherboard, there is always a smarter buy.
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