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So ive been thinking to get the new i7 2600k to replace my q9550 oced to 4.1ghz.........

Right now in eyefinity with 6870CF the performance for BFBC2 (the game i play the most!!!) is just below what i like with the settings as low as im willing to go, (pretty much med with 2xaa 2xaf @ 57xx by 1080) i get around 40-50s avg.........but when lots of things going on can get into to 20-30s..........

Will the upgrade to the i7 2600k help my fps even if its 10 fps which is what i expecting?

Keep in mind that my sig rig and the future rig will be the same minus the board ram and i7 2600k...

BTW i will eventually oc the i7 2600k to i hope more than 4.0 ghz
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Yeah it'll increase your FPS. Someone posted a thread about the gains, I'll link you.

Here: http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...-gains-i5.html
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Originally Posted by =JLumbs= View Post
So ive been thinking to get the new i7 2600k to replace my q9550 oced to 4.1ghz.........

Right now in eyefinity with 6870CF the performance for BFBC2 (the game i play the most!!!) is just below what i like with the settings as low as im willing to go, (pretty much med with 2xaa 2xaf @ 57xx by 1080) i get around 40-50s avg.........but when lots of things going on can get into to 20-30s..........

Will the upgrade to the i7 2600k help my fps even if its 10 fps which is what i expecting?

Keep in mind that my sig rig and the future rig will be the same minus the board ram and i7 2600k...

BTW i will eventually oc the i7 2600k to i hope more than 4.0 ghz
Thanks.
I'm not sure if the extra few frames will be worth it (that's up to you to decide), I'd say if you do still want to upgrade, get the i5 2500K over the i7. There's no need for Hyperthreading in games.
    
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I don't think they are worth it. And don't take those numbers (from that 2600k gains thread) as something big because there was something wrong with his setup, and it was an inaccurate way of measuring anyway. I say don't upgrade and wait out for Ivy/Bulldozer or whatever else is faster than SB. The Q9x50 CPUs are still strong and if you're running at 4Ghz thats plenty. =)
    
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I'm not sure if the extra few frames will be worth it (that's up to you to decide), I'd say if you do still want to upgrade, get the i5 2500K over the i7. There's no need for Hyperthreading in games.
If i can get 10fps more i will be happy if it will provide smoother gameplay im in...

i want the 2600k for not only for gaming........
 
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Worthy upgrade not only for Battlefield but for future games as well. Also you will be able to OC well past 4Ghz!!
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I don't think they are worth it. And don't take those numbers (from that 2600k gains thread) as something big because there was something wrong with his setup, and it was an inaccurate way of measuring anyway. I say don't upgrade and wait out for Ivy/Bulldozer or whatever else is faster than SB. The Q9x50 CPUs are still strong and if you're running at 4Ghz thats plenty. =)
If you read my OP im not really happy with my rigs performance in BFBC2 just bareable getting 40-50fps avg with 20-30fps during really busy times like explosions etc....In Eyefinity!!!!

If all those numbers can go up even 10fps i will be happy very happy.....
 
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Worthy upgrade not only for Battlefield but for future games as well. Also you will be able to OC well past 4Ghz!!
thats whut im hoping!!!

BF3 maybe CRYSIS2 perhaps BFBC3 hmmmmm.........
 
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thats whut im hoping!!!

BF3 maybe CRYSIS2 perhaps BFBC3 hmmmmm.........
I think you'd still be better off waiting for their 6/8 core releases in a few months time with the new socket 13XX, they'll have more cores, better controllers/bandwidth: pretty much everything you'd want from an upgrade. I mean the FPS numbers you're describing now are far from unplayable. Just a suggestion.
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I think you'd still be better off waiting for their 6/8 core releases in a few months time, I mean the FPS numbers you're describing now are far from unplayable. Just a suggestion.
4 cores will be good for gaming for at least a couple years. I hear what your saying though why get 4 when you can get 6 or 8!!! But you could always play the waiting game with computer hardware. Sometimes you just have to pull the trigger!!!
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