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well upgrading to a i5 760 on this mobo be a good upgrade?
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Defiantly Crispy, you can pick up a 760 for $230 now. http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/38022-bx80605i5760
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
Windows will spread a single thread over multiple cores, just because you're seeing cpu usage on multiple cores that is no indication of how many actual threads the program is using.


You can test this yourself with Super_PI 1.5. Simply run 1M with a cpu monitoring program up and you will see activity on all cores, the benchmark itself however is only single threaded.
Windows did not use the other threads simultaneously. It effectively "transferred" the process between threads. At no point was the task running on multiple threads at the same time, which is clearly not the case with 3DMark Vantage.
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so Im going i5 2500k jumping ship comencing.lol So quick advice what chipset should accompany this cpu p67 or h67?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jesse^_^ View Post
Defiantly Crispy, you can pick up a 760 for $230 now. http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/38022-bx80605i5760
haha yea ive been lookin at em on this site http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...ducts_id=47041 since they have a store in sunshine (live in melton) clayton is just too far
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Windows did not use the other threads simultaneously. It effectively "transferred" the process between threads. At no point was the task running on multiple threads at the same time, which is clearly not the case with 3DMark Vantage.



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Dimaggio1103 you need the p67 board for overclocking, the h67 board won't allow the use of the unlocked multi but you can use the on die gpu if you go that route.
    
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post #47 of 79
Hahahaha, I live near Geelong so Clayton is 100 Minute drive..
Where is Melton btw?
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@ IXcrispyXI you will only see a boost in performance with a i5-760 in games that can use 4 cores. In dual threaded games there will be almost no difference either way clock for clock. On a single 560 it probably won't do much for you for the most part. If you start playing games made for 4-6 cores and your gpu usage starts to dive off and stay low longer at that point I'd consider an upgrade. But going from 1156 to 1156 only helps if the core demand accompanies it.

If you get an i5-750 or i5-760 I would suggest getting it used for $140ish, Intel is terrible with legacy pricing.
    
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Originally Posted by Jesse^_^ View Post
Hahahaha, I live near Geelong so Clayton is 100 Minute drive..
Where is Melton btw?
ohh nice i go to tafe in breakwater i live near the uni in melton south
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Thanks balla, what do you think of this board for overclocking it? like I said budget.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130582
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