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Windows 7: Possible new CPU for my PC.


28 Dec 2012   #21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
Ok, you are better off start saving up for haswell in june/july(rumour)
But there again if rumours are to be believed that won't offer much of an upgrade either, I "upgraded" from a 2600K to a 3770K (I managed to sell my old mobo and CPU for pretty good money so it only cost me a total of 85) it was cheap to do, but I see no real world difference between the 2, I suspect the same can be said for Haswell, I think its designed for low power consumption and thermals mainly.

The 2500K should be good for a couple of years yet I say.

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28 Dec 2012   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Yes but if he does save up, he can upgrade to an i5 or i7 which will provide a real world diffrence as it is a diffrence of 2 generations.

also the mobo that haswell will need will set him off for another 2 years after it is released
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28 Dec 2012   #23

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
Ok, you are better off start saving up for haswell in june/july(rumour)
But there again if rumours are to be believed that won't offer much of an upgrade either, I "upgraded" from a 2600K to a 3770K (I managed to sell my old mobo and CPU for pretty good money so it only cost me a total of 85) it was cheap to do, but I see no real world difference between the 2, I suspect the same can be said for Haswell, I think its designed for low power consumption and thermals mainly.

The 2500K should be good for a couple of years yet I say.
Thanks for your input.
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28 Dec 2012   #24

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
Ok, you are better off start saving up for haswell in june/july(rumour)
But there again if rumours are to be believed that won't offer much of an upgrade either, I "upgraded" from a 2600K to a 3770K (I managed to sell my old mobo and CPU for pretty good money so it only cost me a total of 85) it was cheap to do, but I see no real world difference between the 2, I suspect the same can be said for Haswell, I think its designed for low power consumption and thermals mainly.

The 2500K should be good for a couple of years yet I say.
Thanks for your input.
Your Welcome Jay.
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28 Dec 2012   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Your welcome aswell Jay
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29 Dec 2012   #26

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

You'd be doing yourself a favor by sticking with the 2500K. I have never suggested an upgrade from Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge......it was a waste of money in my opinion.

As far as Haswell, I believe it is going to be another ~10% faster than Ivy Bridge with better integrated graphics and maybe slightly better power efficiency. The thing is, for 99% of people out there, it will be a very long time before they need more than a Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge CPU(myself included!) Those things run so well right now, upgrading just for the sake of upgrading won't provide a performance increase they can see/feel. It will also be quite a while before Intel releases anything that will smoke Sandy/Ivy Bridge. I can honestly say I will be suggesting an Ivy Bridge build for at least another year because of performance, price and stability as I just don't think Haswell will offer anything groundbreaking that people will HAVE to have.

Kelly
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29 Dec 2012   #27

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Thank you for your reply Kelly. From the great feedback I've gotten here, it looks like staying with the 2500k is my best option.
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29 Dec 2012   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Yes i agree kbrady. Sandy to ivy is kinda of a waste. But sandy to haswell you may see a enjoyable diffrence if ivy is 10-15% better and if haswell is the same. You may see upto 30% more performance
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29 Dec 2012   #29

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
Yes i agree kbrady. Sandy to ivy is kinda of a waste. But sandy to haswell you may see a enjoyable diffrence if ivy is 10-15% better and if haswell is the same. You may see upto 30% more performance
Technically true, but only if you were needing the extra performance to begin with. I am still amazed at how much it takes to bog this 3570K down, and I have a friend with a 2500K that will say the same thing.

I will, of course, have to wait until Haswell comes out to see for sure if it is a viable upgrade path from Sandy Bridge, because I'm not sure it is currently. On average, computer components are viable and longer-lasting than just a few years ago.

Ultimately, it is up to the user on whether or not to spend the cash upgrading.......we can just point out facts and speculate lol!
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29 Dec 2012   #30

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Every bit of what you just said is true.... Including the lol
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