Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Show Us Your Rig [5]

14 Aug 2013   #1371
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I would call my change to Intel as big a jump as when I then went to a SSD.
From what to Intel?

If I am not mistaken, he was going from an AMD 8350 to a 3770K. Day to day tasks won't be the difference between night and day. When you get into specific programs that may take advantage of multiple cores, the Intel will perform better simply because the AMD doesn't have 8 true cores, and Hyperthreading is more substantial than splitting 4 cores into 8 like AMD does. Also, the Intel cores are more powerful and THAT will be noticeable when taxing all of them. If he was going from a dual or quad core AMD to this, yeah, it would be a hell of a difference. He had a solid system before the switch.
Well, let's see, the other CPU is AMD. I had/have two, a PhenomII X4 965 Black and a PhenomII X6 1055T, I still have both of them, wife uses the X4 965 system, the X6 is a backup machine.
The entire Intel experience compared to AMD is different. The Intel systems reboot faster, programs open faster, graphics render faster. This was with a spinner drive and a i5-2550K. To me after being on AMD systems for years it was a big kick in the ass by simply changing to Intel CPU and board.

It may be an exaggeration to say it was as big a difference as going to a SSD, but there definitely was a big noticeable faster change. My Intel and the wife's AMD system both have SSDs now and hers is still noticeably slower in general.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
14 Aug 2013   #1372
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I would call my change to Intel as big a jump as when I then went to a SSD.
From what to Intel?

If I am not mistaken, he was going from an AMD 8350 to a 3770K. Day to day tasks won't be the difference between night and day. When you get into specific programs that may take advantage of multiple cores, the Intel will perform better simply because the AMD doesn't have 8 true cores, and Hyperthreading is more substantial than splitting 4 cores into 8 like AMD does. Also, the Intel cores are more powerful and THAT will be noticeable when taxing all of them. If he was going from a dual or quad core AMD to this, yeah, it would be a hell of a difference. He had a solid system before the switch.
Well, let's see, the other CPU is AMD. I had/have two, a PhenomII X4 965 Black and a PhenomII X6 1055T, I still have both of them, wife uses the X4 965 system, the X6 is a backup machine.
The entire Intel experience compared to AMD is different. The Intel systems reboot faster, programs open faster, graphics render faster. This was with a spinner drive and a i5-2550K. To me after being on AMD systems for years it was a big kick in the ass by simply changing to Intel CPU and board.

It may be an exaggeration to say it was as big a difference as going to a SSD, but there definitely was a big noticeable faster change. My Intel and the wife's AMD system both have SSDs now and hers is still noticeably slower in general.
Ok Gary, I gotcha. Intel chipsets do have several advantages, including SATA performance which is the biggest gripe of AMD users.....the lackluster motherboard support and performance, that and the underpowered CPU cores of course.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Aug 2013   #1373
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Don't forget Ram performance also.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

14 Aug 2013   #1374
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yeah Steve, Intel can run RAM about 4 times more efficiently.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Aug 2013   #1375
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Here's a size comparrison
I got a shock n half when i opened it lol as the protective bag was proper charged.


Attached Thumbnails
Show Us Your Rig [5]-size-comparison.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Aug 2013   #1376
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

It's a mammoth mate! Will it actually fit on your desk lol.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Aug 2013   #1377
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
It's a mammoth mate! Will it actually fit on your desk lol.
haha yeah i pre measured it I just need to move my monitors to the left a few inches
Time to crack on then i think before i fall asleep.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Aug 2013   #1378
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Exactly what case is it ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Aug 2013   #1379
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Good luck Ryan.

It's a Corsair Air 540 Bob.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Aug 2013   #1380
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Thank's Paul, can't wait to see your new one also.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Closed Thread

 Show Us Your Rig [5]




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Show Us Your Rig [8]
Spring is on and is beautifully sunny, flowered trees are green and diffuse their scents...:) My desk is lightened by...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Subfolders does not show in OWA, but show in Outlook.
Hi! Running server 2008 with exchange server. The user is using both OWA webmail and local Outlook. User got multiple inbox's to access, 1 personal and 2 for the company. The personal one got subfolders which shows in OWA, but the problem is the other folders. They are only needed by this 1...
Microsoft Office
HDDs Show in BIOS, But Do Not Show in Disk Management
Hello, A newbie here that just completed a first-time new Win7 PC build. Successful installation of Win7 Pro on WD 600GB 10000 system drive. Went back and installed 4 additional HDD. (2) WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM and (2) WD Caviar 7200 500GB HDD from XP system that were used for storage. ...
Hardware & Devices
Show us your Wig
:haha:
Chillout Room
backup files will only show up if i click show hidden files and folder
Hey Guys, I cannot find a soultion to this problem. I was using my desktop like normal then an error came up saying that there was a hdd failure, and that i needed to scan for errors. all my files disappeared and only this error would come up. There would be hundreds of the same msg spamed on my...
Backup and Restore
show hidden folders show file extensions thru registry
I am trying to setup a default user or machine setup for how win7 handles folder view options. I want show hidden folders to be set to on for all users and the hide extensions for know file types to be unchecked or turned off ffor all users (so extensions show) I have located them in the registry...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:23.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App