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should i get a i7 970 or stick with the 950?

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Looking at the 970 and was wondering if I should get it and replace my 950.

Reason
Folding @ home. Run the 8 threads on the folding thing and planning to leave 4 threads for the gpus (most likely gtx 560s when they come out) if possible

or maybe 10 and 2

yes no maybe? why?
post #2 of 15
You won't even need 2 threads to feed the GPUs. 1 Thread will feed GPUs easily.
 
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probably use the extra ones to surf the web as well
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i had a 950 and then got a 970, definitely was an upgrade. having 32nm for low volts/temps alone is worth it for sure. all the 32nm i7's even the new K ones are all 32nm and similar as far as volts and settings go. they all perform about the same in games too so pretty much any i7 from an 870 on up to the 980x and all letters in between you got cpu hp for anything.
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Yay for big adv
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Quote:
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probably use the extra ones to surf the web as well
You want to get a 970 for surfing the web?

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Is the 970 a hex core?? If so I will mark this down as learning something new everyday...
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Is the 970 a hex core?? If so I will mark this down as learning something new everyday...
Yes, it is a hex core.
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post #9 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jfiaff View Post
You want to get a 970 for surfing the web?

no i want it for f@h and also to surf the web at the same time if i do need to use my computer

Quote:
Originally Posted by Strider_2001 View Post
Is the 970 a hex core?? If so I will mark this down as learning something new everyday...
yes its a hex
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Strider_2001 View Post
Is the 970 a hex core?? If so I will mark this down as learning something new everyday...


yep it sure is, 6 cores, 12 threads


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