Originally Posted by GlockZoR IV;11969619
i dont have an i7 where did i7 come from i did acidentally put 650, when i meant 760, and i game mostly, but i dont see much difference really. no one has ever explaned it to me without ever being a cyber snob.
Ok, I'll try to explain it then.
Everyone is talking about "i7s" because, in general, your i5 760 is roughly the same as an i7. They're both based on the same Nehalem architecture. Core for core they're essentially the same chip.
The real difference being i5s dont have Hyper-threading. For gaming.. Hyper-Threading makes zero difference. There are other, smaller differences - such as the i5-7xx and i7-8xx series have an onboard PCIe controller, and i7-9xx series do not. These other differences are mostly negligible where you're concerned. (I.E. for gaming purposes.)
Look up Lynnfield, Bloomfield, and Nehalem on wikipedia. Should give you a basic idea.
Hambone: Once again, NO ONE IN THIS THREAD HAVE SAID SANDY BRIDGE WAS WORSE THAN NEHALEM. Sheesh. Sorry for the caps.. but it's like you didn't get it the first time.
What we are saying.. if you're a gamer.. and you have an i5 7xx or an i7 8xx or i7 9xx.. then upgrading to Sandy Bridge is mostly POINTLESS. Super-PI times do NOT matter when it comes to gaming. The CPU is NOT the limiter when it comes to gaming, the GPU is.
It's NOT a "far superior" chip to Nehalem. It's a marginally superior chip. It's an evolutionary step, not a revolutionary step.
It's not Conroe, ok?