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cpu upgrade question

#11ShebeskiiPosted 6/30/2012 7:12:20 AM(edited)
thaandiesel posted...
i am in the same boat as Cobra. i am currently running BF3 at 55 fps esily, so i am finding no real reason to upgrade from this cpu yet. i personally feel any core2quad clocked 3.5-ish isnt worth the hundred of dollars upgrade to i-anything.

cpu wise, you really arent gaining much real world performance, or game performance. yes, there is a increase, just not enough to warrant the $350 for a core system. if you cant overclock, or dont want to, then the answer is clear tho.


http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2012/05/01/intel-core-i5-3570k-cpu-review/6

Going from a Core 2 Quad, which is below anything on this graph, to say a 3570k, is a pretty significant difference. Stop trying to comfort yourself. Your CPU sucks.

That doesn't mean it doesn't work for you, but don't act like your CPU is perfectly fine for modern hardware. It still blows the consoles away, but it's not something to be paired with a modern GPU like the 7900 or 600 series.

Just because you're playing BF3 and feel your performance is fine, doesn't mean many titles, especially PC centric ones, don't see nearly DOUBLE the frames of your CPU in some situations.
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#12romsnbombsPosted 6/30/2012 7:43:56 AM
thaandiesel posted...
i personally feel any core2quad clocked 3.5-ish isnt worth the hundred of dollars upgrade to i-anything.


You should have sold it, while DDR2 could be sold for more than 8GB of DDR3 and the Q9550 was the same price as the 2500k. Possibly still is.

G31 board won't fetch much I suppose.
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#13imprezas(Topic Creator)Posted 7/1/2012 5:52:36 AM
i cant overclock because i think the option to oc it its locked in the bios
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#14ShebeskiiPosted 7/1/2012 6:55:08 AM
imprezas posted...
i cant overclock because i think the option to oc it its locked in the bios


Then all the more reason to upgrade. You'll see a huge difference.
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