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Windows 7: Building a Gaming PC, is this good?

02 Jun 2013   #31
TwoCables

 

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No, the new Haswell chips will run about 5-10% better than Ivy Bridge, clock for clock. That is to say the 3570k and 4670k, running at exactly the same frequency, will have about a 5-10% difference in benchmarks.

Also, I heard they should be easier to OC Paul, but I'd not seen anybody with a retail chip trying yet. I made my mind up when I built this rig that I'm not upgrading until there is new technology out....DDR4, SATA Express or better.

I think we are getting things twisted and complicated lol. If I were building a system right now, I would go with the Intel i5-3570K.......I've read that the new chips OC even better than the early ones.
Yeah, and I think that Haswell is going to see a similar improvement. That's what I am seeing some experts predicting anyway...


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02 Jun 2013   #32
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
No, the new Haswell chips will run about 5-10% better than Ivy Bridge, clock for clock. That is to say the 3570k and 4670k, running at exactly the same frequency, will have about a 5-10% difference in benchmarks.

Also, I heard they should be easier to OC Paul, but I'd not seen anybody with a retail chip trying yet. I made my mind up when I built this rig that I'm not upgrading until there is new technology out....DDR4, SATA Express or better.

I think we are getting things twisted and complicated lol. If I were building a system right now, I would go with the Intel i5-3570K.......I've read that the new chips OC even better than the early ones.
Yeah, and I think that Haswell is going to see a similar improvement. That's what I am seeing some experts predicting anyway...
We won't have to wait much longer to see if the predictions were right, Haswell was released today and is in stock at most etailers. I could order one today for Tuesday delivery, but I won't.

I don't know if we have gone off topic or not here really seeing as the OP want's to Overclock, I guess it's a good idea for him to get the full picture on both Ivy and Haswell.

Paul.
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02 Jun 2013   #33
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Cough, cough, guinea pig, cough, cough
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02 Jun 2013   #34
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

I am not essentially wanting to overclock, all I'd care about is the performance of both CPUs when pushing them to their limits. Hope you'll undestand.
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02 Jun 2013   #35
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

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Cough, cough, guinea pig, cough, cough
No way mate lol.
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02 Jun 2013   #36
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

If you are going to be pushing them much past "mild", you will need a better CPU cooler.
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02 Jun 2013   #37
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommandoBob View Post
I am not essentially wanting to overclock, all I'd care about is the performance of both CPUs when pushing them to their limits. Hope you'll undestand.
All I can go by is the review I read so far.

Based on that, if you only wanted to overclock Ivy or Haswell to 4.2ghz then Haswell will be faster and won't be too hot. If you want to go much higher then right now Ivy looks like the better option.

The good news is you don't need to buy for a month, by then there will be numerous reviews, benchmarks and user reviews on forums etc to give the full picture of what Haswell is like to overclock with.
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02 Jun 2013   #38
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

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Cough, cough, guinea pig, cough, cough
No way mate lol.
It would be easier for Kelly to test as he doesn't have to remove a video card when swapping out the motherboard
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02 Jun 2013   #39
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

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Cough, cough, guinea pig, cough, cough
No way mate lol.
It would be easier for Kelly to test as he doesn't have to remove a video card when swapping out the motherboard
Good point
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02 Jun 2013   #40
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

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Cough, cough, guinea pig, cough, cough
No way mate lol.
It would be easier for Kelly to test as he doesn't have to remove a video card when swapping out the motherboard
That's correct! Send me a couple Haswell CPU's and a Z87 motherboard or two and I'll get right on it!
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