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Upgrading from my I5 2550K

I currently have a I5 2550K on a ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3  I am running a GTX 1070 founders edition video card. 

I am thinking of upgrading the BIOS so I can go to a I7 3770K since I currently do not have the cash to build a new PC and probably will not for a year or two. 

Is this me just throwing money away or would it be a good stop gap measure?

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it's good. Also take Sandy bridge i7 into consideration as well.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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All you're adding is hyperthreading and 0.1ghz. Per-core, you're not adding much performance. 

 

Unless you're playing games that heavily need 8 threads, or you're streaming and can find the CPU dirt cheap, it's throwing cash away. 

My rig:

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 3.6Ghz, OC'ed to 4.2Ghz all core @ 1.325ghz + Corsair H60 120mm AIO

MB: Gigabyte B450 I Aorus Pro WiFi

RAM: G.Skill TridentZ 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200Mhz 16-18-18-38 XMP enabled

GPU: Gigabyte RTX 2080 Super

*bought for $200 CAD off a friend who needed an RTX 3080, price was my reward.

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DISPLAY: 3x 20" AOC 1080p 60hz 4ms ,  32" RCA 1080p/60 TV mounted above, all on a single arm.

 

Storage: C : 1TB WD Blue NVMe      D : 2TB Barracuda      E: 240GB Kingston V300 (scratch drive)

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Mining Rack: 240GB Kingston A400 + 5x RX 580 8GB + 2x GTX 1070 + 1x GTX 1660ti + 6GB DDR3 + Core2Quad Q6600

 

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Razer Blade Pro 17 2020

10th Gen i7 10875H 8c/16t @5.1ghz 

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RTX 2070 Max-Q 8GB

512GB generic NVMe

16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200Mhz

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4 minutes ago, Chronified said:

All you're adding is hyperthreading and 0.1ghz. Per-core, you're not adding much performance. 

 

Unless you're playing games that heavily need 8 threads, or you're streaming and can find the CPU dirt cheap, it's throwing cash away. 

Well actually 

Smaller process node (32nm to 22nm) so vebetter overclocking, and lower TDP. Also, more IPC.

8 threads since nobody is only gaming anymore, windows needs to run too and discord, chrome, etc will probably be open.

Newer games are utilizing more cores. Rainbow 6 siege, battlefield, tomb raider all love an i7 over an i5.

I would hardly consider it throwing away money. If anything, upgrading to a newer quad core would be worse spending.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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That is a big part of it. I like to have Discord open and maybe a Twitch stream while playing.  The video about upgrading the $69 PC got me thinking, I am playing on medium -high settings and was hoping I could get better GPU performance as well. 

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3 minutes ago, Thaddius1000 said:

That is a big part of it. I like to have Discord open and maybe a Twitch stream while playing.  The video about upgrading the $69 PC got me thinking, I am playing on medium -high settings and was hoping I could get better GPU performance as well. 

The GPU performance won't be changed, but your CPU will be more able to keep up, which will still result in higher framerates.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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