For those like that to waste money on CPU's for gaming

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  1. Krogtheclown

    Krogtheclown Master Guru

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  2. Andrew Moore

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    Still wont stop me splashing out on an 3930K :)
     
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    i love how they didnt put the 2500k or 2600k in there.
     
  4. Redemption80

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    Yeah, why they picked an i7 920, i have no idea, can't be far off two years old now, and a nice cheap 2500k would do the same.

    Strange selection of games, but the few that do respond to a good CPU do show increases, especially when using CF, but its missing games like BF3, GTAIV etc.. which do benefit more than most.
     

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    i7 920 is almost 4 years old..
     
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    I think ill just get a 2nd 580 and skip this and kepler and upgrade to w/e nvidia has next.
     
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    thats my plan too, had theses cards a full year already. and with all the crying going on in the ati driver section, Im a little scared to give them a try
     
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    Yeah my i7 870 at 4Ghz struggles in BF3, 1920x1200 High w/ 2x MSAA. Average fps in perfoverlay is like half of my two 6850s. Min is even worse relatively...
     
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    So you are skipping kepler? Thats what i said i would do. Anyways i feel the same way about amd
     
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    thats my plan the low end stuff is coming out first long wait. hope maxwell is on schedule. that was my plan to wait it out for maxwell. I plan on getting a new soundcard, faster ram and a IB and sell one of my SB chips. probably the 2600k
     

  11. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Not sure why this is in this section, but gonna move this to the appropriate section.

    But on topic now, it's good to spend the extra money on the CPU. Why? You're future proofing! That article proves it right there that! Even in some titles listed in there, the i7 920 despite having a few years on the FX series still can score higher FPS! Now you won't be playing your games at 168 fps constantly, but for games that are cpu intensive even at high resolutions that come out in the near future will benefit from the faster cpu. I love my 435 I have, but if I had to do it all over again I would have easily gotten a Phenom II instead, and overclock it higher than what I can overclock this! I can tell you from experience, it's not a waste of money buying faster and more expensive cpus.

    But notice how that article didn't include any Sandybridge cpus? :D
     
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  12. The Chubu

    The Chubu Ancient Guru

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    Yeah, so Bulldozer has no problem going against first gen core i7? Yeah, great, *pat* *pat* Now, they could test... umm... some current processors? Like A8, 2nd gen i5 and i7, Sandy Bridge-E?

    Its like going now about how a i5 2300 trashes a Phenom X4 9850 lol

    The article itself says that Phenom II its reaching the end of the line and that Bulldozer pricing is higher than it should be compared against a 2500K.
     
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    from the looks of that chart I would take the i7 920 and a measly 3.8ghz or 4ghz over any of the other chips.:)
     
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    And performs almost identically to a 2500k at the same clocks...Nehalem is still good, it's not like SB reinvented the wheel.

    Regardless though, this article is nonsense.
     
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    why would you wanna buy 3930K if you have 2600k. Jesus Christ!!!

    Send me you i5 and i'll be your friend for ever :nerd:
     

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    Uh huh, yeah identical... :rolleyes:

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/47?vs=288
     
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    :confused:

    definitely failed comprehension 101
     
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    Oops my bad skimmed through it on my phone ;). But still they arent really even close. SB is 22% faster on the same clocks as Nehalem. So no.. not identical
     
  20. IcE

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    Where did you find it's 22% faster?
     
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