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Is It Worth It Upgrading From a Core i7-2600 to a 4770K?

#1Madmicky933Posted 10/3/2013 2:12:36 AM
Topic.
I have the non-overclockable (Sandy Bridge) Core i7-2600 3.4GHz.

I've been thinking about upgrading to the Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz.

Is this a good idea? Would the performance be better?
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#2JackTheRimmerPosted 10/3/2013 2:19:11 AM
no, just overclock the 2600
#3JavelinPosted 10/3/2013 2:25:46 AM
Madmicky933 posted...
Topic.
I have the non-overclockable (Sandy Bridge) Core i7-2600 3.4GHz.


JackTheRimmer posted...
no, just overclock the 2600


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#4MasterDonGeroPosted 10/3/2013 2:48:43 AM
What do you use your computer for? What clocks do you hope to achieve with the 4770K? Do you have an aftermarket cooler?

You can also set the multiplier on the 2600 to 38 and the BCLK to maybe 103 (~3.9 GHz), so technically, you can overclock the 2600.
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#5triple sPosted 10/3/2013 4:40:14 AM
Eh, if you were upgrading anyways I'd say so. I might be wrong but I think at stock the difference between the two is between 15-20% but you add that you can overclock the 4770k and you'll get a much bigger difference in performance. It will help with PS2 and GC/Wii emulation greatly and give you more stable performance in general(increase your minimum FPS mainly)

This really depends what you do and what other components you have. If you have a midrange GPU from a couple of years back, I'd upgrade that first. I will say I was very happy with the performance increase the 3770k had over the 2500k. Thing is, I bought the 3770k for $100 less than normal and made most of my money back selling the 2500k and didn't have to change out the mobo like you would the 4770k.
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#6Madmicky933(Topic Creator)Posted 10/3/2013 4:52:52 AM(edited)
MasterDonGero posted...
What do you use your computer for? What clocks do you hope to achieve with the 4770K? Do you have an aftermarket cooler?

You can also set the multiplier on the 2600 to 38 and the BCLK to maybe 103 (~3.9 GHz), so technically, you can overclock the 2600.


I have the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Cooler.
Great fan.

And really?? I've never thought about even trying something like that with this CPU because, well it's obvious.

I use my computer for video editing, gaming, video converting, and just many other tasks that don't add up to these tasks when it comes to performance.

I have never overclocked before. So I don't know what kind of clocks I'd like to achieve yet.
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#7ShubPosted 10/3/2013 4:53:09 AM
No, I don't think so. Not for gaming at least. I upgraded from an i7-930 to an i7-4770K and didn't notice any difference (but I also don't run benchmarks, so I'm not saying there isn't a difference). The only reason I upgraded is because I wanted to put the i7-930 in my server to replace a Xeon E3110.
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#8Xeeh_BitzPosted 10/3/2013 6:12:13 AM
I'd wait until the next i7 gen is out, there would be a performance boost but not a huge one and not enough titles to warrant the cost of an upgrade.
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#9SlaynPosted 10/3/2013 6:24:50 AM
I have a 2600k, but mine is overclocked. It runs as well as anything else in BF4. Not sure why you would need to overclock. Not sure what CPU bound game would gain much from that leap.
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#10Madmicky933(Topic Creator)Posted 10/3/2013 7:01:58 AM
Slayn posted...
I have a 2600k, but mine is overclocked. It runs as well as anything else in BF4. Not sure why you would need to overclock. Not sure what CPU bound game would gain much from that leap.


I've always wanted to overclock as I see everyone seems to do it. Alas, I've always had the version of your CPU that isn't able to be overclocked/it's harder to overclock or something.

So I can either try to overclock this one, or I thought about upgrading to the 4770K. However, I don't know if that is even worth it or not.
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