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How much better is say a i7 4770k to a i7 920?

#11PhilOnDezPosted 4/29/2014 7:49:01 AM
Stock vs stock you should see about a 100% increase, less in some cases, more in others. The 4770k turbos up to 3.9 right out of the box so if 4.0 is all you can get out of your 920 you should still have a pretty massive performance increase, especially since 'lemon' 4770ks tend to hit 4.2 minimum.
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#12Whitemike20052(Topic Creator)Posted 4/29/2014 7:50:27 AM
Lmao, nice analogy. But on a serious note, would upgrading help FPS on games that have alot of characters and such onscreen?
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#13SinisterSlayPosted 4/29/2014 7:53:26 AM
Whitemike20052 posted...
Lmao, nice analogy. But on a serious note, would upgrading help FPS on games that have alot of characters and such onscreen?


Probably.

A quick way to think of it

Number of objects is CPU.
Complexity of objects is GPU.

This is just a general way to think of it, there is always exceptions.
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#14UnderwaterAirPosted 4/29/2014 9:41:17 AM
For many things, much better.
For many other things, comparable.

Don't think anything is worse, though. >_>
#15MaximoomPosted 4/29/2014 10:07:19 AM
Much better.

I dont know what socket the first gen i7s uses, but you most likelly will need a new mobo and maybe new ram.
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#16snkboiPosted 4/29/2014 10:35:30 AM
http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-920-vs-Intel-Core-i7-4770K
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#17SleepComaPosted 4/29/2014 10:39:52 AM
Shub posted...
I seldom run benchmarks, but I upgraded from an i7-930 (OC'd to 4 GHz) to an i7-4770K while keeping the same video card (7970) and didn't notice a difference. To be extra clear, I may have seen a difference if I'd run benchmarks or paid any attention to performance numbers like frames per second, but I don't do these things, so what I'm saying is that I didn't really observe a difference in my everyday gaming activities. I kind of expected that but I upgraded because I wanted to transplant my i7-930 to a different computer.


Hey Shub. Are you currently OC'ing that 4770k?
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#18ShubPosted 4/29/2014 10:43:52 AM
I was, I stopped, I wasn't happy with the temperatures and didn't feel the need for it.
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#19popping4itPosted 4/29/2014 10:44:50 AM
theres a big difference first gen i7 are not that good. sandy bridge was a huge improvement ivy and haswell were only incremental improvements on sandy bridge.

if you had sandy bridge i would probably say not to upgrade.
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