Upgrade to 3570K from 950?

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by Shadowjump, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. Shadowjump

    Shadowjump Member

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    Just found a deal for an i5 3570K and was wondering if its worth the upgrade.

    My current setup is i7 950 @ 4.2GHz (watercooled), GTX 580 SLi, 12GB 2GHz, Gigabyte G1.Assassin, OCZ Vertex 3 120 x 2 Raid 0.

    I've tested a bit the 3570K and it runs at 4.8GHz just fine.

    I use my computer for some gaming. That means I play a few "good" games, but thats perhaps 5-15h per week.

    Encode from time to time (convert my Full HD phone videos), perhaps once every 2 months.

    LOTS of general internet-ing, some Photoshop, actually some of everything but in small amounts.



    Should I even bother making this change? (I dont care about power consumption, so its out of the question)


    ***Testing the CPU now at 4.6GHz 1.13V Prime95 stable. I tried a bit at 4.8GHz with 1.21V and its rock solid running Prime95. Are these voltages good?
     
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  2. Matt26LFC

    Matt26LFC Ancient Guru

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    Those voltages look really good! Mine needs about 1.38v for 4.6GHz. Are you running prime blend with AVX?
     
  3. Shadowjump

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    AVX?? Whats that?
     

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