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Upgraded to i5 3570k Amazing Fps!!!

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Upgraded to i5 3570k Amazing Fps!!!

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AMKSED
11.09.2012 , 03:10 PM | #21
Quote: Originally Posted by Malastare View Post
Newsflash: CPU ability is not solely determined by clock speed.

It's been like this since the release of the Athlon. Actually, even before then, but to a lesser degree. Even if you OCed that 965 to 6GHz, I still don't think it'd be able to match an Ivy Bridge quad at 2.8GHz.
Oh thanks for telling me that! I'm an avid overclocking and PC gaming and I had NO idea that wasn't the only factor. I wasn't trying to point out that AMD CPUs were bad or anything. I literally thought the core clock-speed meant everything.

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AMKSED
11.09.2012 , 03:12 PM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by ZionHalcyon View Post
Game runs pretty good on my AMD Thuban 1100t Black edition.

Curious though since this is a 6 core proc - if I wanted to migrate to intel, what's comperable and whats better right now?
You would need to upgrade/switch to the LGA 1155 socket and you'd see a performance gain with the i5 2500K which you can pick up for like $160 if you live near a micro center. I'm upgrading to an i7 3770K and if you did the same I'm sure you'd see a 35-70% increase in FPS.

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itsmymillertime
11.09.2012 , 03:13 PM | #23
This holiday season, Im dumping my AMD AthlonX2 6000+ for a 3570k OC'd to 4.5. Cant wait.

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MutinyOfTheMind
11.09.2012 , 03:14 PM | #24
Great CPU choice, OP.

Have you considered overclocking if you're willing to get an aftermarket cpu heatsink and work in the bios? 3570Ks overclock quite easily to well over 4ghz, a lot are capable of 4.5ghz on good airflow based coolers. Check your motherboard manual, you may have an easy auto-overclock option to gain some "free" extra performance. There's also TONS of guides to be found on what does what, safe voltages, safe temperatures, best coolers for the cost, etc.

And definitely keep your 6790 for now, new GPUs will be trickling out shortly. I actually run a 3570K @ 4.6ghz w/ a Xigmatek HDT-S1283 heatsink, a GTX 670 with a hefty overclock, 16gb DDR3-1600, 7200rpm HDD, Asus Sabertooth Z77, Win7 64bit, and you seem to be getting very similar frames to what I get, so save yourself the $400 and invest in a next generation video card.

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AdamChattaway
11.09.2012 , 04:29 PM | #25
Quote: Originally Posted by AMKSED View Post
You would need to upgrade/switch to the LGA 1155 socket and you'd see a performance gain with the i5 2500K which you can pick up for like $160 if you live near a micro center. I'm upgrading to an i7 3770K and if you did the same I'm sure you'd see a 35-70% increase in FPS.
If you are upgrading for just gaming an i7 will give no boost over an i5, but you will save $100 ona n i5 over an i7
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AdamChattaway
11.09.2012 , 04:30 PM | #26
Quote: Originally Posted by MutinyOfTheMind View Post
Great CPU choice, OP.

Have you considered overclocking if you're willing to get an aftermarket cpu heatsink and work in the bios? 3570Ks overclock quite easily to well over 4ghz, a lot are capable of 4.5ghz on good airflow based coolers. Check your motherboard manual, you may have an easy auto-overclock option to gain some "free" extra performance. There's also TONS of guides to be found on what does what, safe voltages, safe temperatures, best coolers for the cost, etc.

And definitely keep your 6790 for now, new GPUs will be trickling out shortly. I actually run a 3570K @ 4.6ghz w/ a Xigmatek HDT-S1283 heatsink, a GTX 670 with a hefty overclock, 16gb DDR3-1600, 7200rpm HDD, Asus Sabertooth Z77, Win7 64bit, and you seem to be getting very similar frames to what I get, so save yourself the $400 and invest in a next generation video card.
Yea i thought about getting a venom voodoo cooler and overclocking, need to see if the fps boost would be worth it though from overclocking.
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AMKSED
11.09.2012 , 05:10 PM | #27
Quote: Originally Posted by AdamChattaway View Post
If you are upgrading for just gaming an i7 will give no boost over an i5, but you will save $100 ona n i5 over an i7
Getting the i7 so I can utilize hyper-threading for streaming and recording game-play. Decided to knock $100 off the motherboard choice and get the i7 instead.