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Windows 7: upgrade from i5 to i7 and possible i9


26 Jan 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
upgrade from i5 to i7 and possible i9

im running a windows 7 home premium with an i5 processor and 4 gb of ram(laptop). my computer consists of daily 2gb web uploading. daily 3d animation. daily photo editing. and daily high res video editing and rendering. i am not money challenged but i was wondering if it would be worth the upgrade to an i7 processor. and i was also wondering what the best thing for me to research would be. like with compatability issues.

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26 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

only upgrade if you feel the machine is holding you back too much.
You seem to do a lot on a daily basis with that machine, maybe you should purchase a second machine instead of upgrading, this would allow you to do your rendering on the new faster machine and still work with the high res photos on the one you have now.
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26 Jan 2011   #3

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

buying a 2nd computer is the only limit that i have. if im rendering a 2gb video twice a day it about 20 minutes each and creating high res pictures with slight lag. will the i7 help with that? reduce lag and rendertime? because while i render i can not do anything else on my computer. i have to sit and watch the bar slowly move across my screen.
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26 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

yes, it will render faster.
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26 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

it also depends on the software you are using of-course if its optimized to use all the power in the hardware. (Multi Threading, GPU Computation, ect ect)

Get a better GPU also
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26 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate SP1, VMware Windows 7 64bit Ultimate SP1
 
 

if you are going to upgrade i would say the new sandybridge i7 2600-k or the i5 2500-k they can go as high as 4.6Ghz out the box. or 980x hehe but sandybridge is the way to go.
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26 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Or wait for Ivy-Bridge socket with the faster CPUs
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