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    Hi guys
    I have a budget of 150 for a cpu upgrade and i was considering moving to AMD and getting a FX6300 and motherboard ( use my existing ddr3 ) .... however ive seen a core i7 2600 for 100 and even though it will mean moving back a generation its more powerful than my i5 3330 !
    so even though its sandybridge does this really matter ? .... if i see better performance ( which i should ) then isnt that what we want
    passmark has my i5 3330 at 5867 and the i7 2600 scores 8261 ... so going from that theres around 20%(approx ) improvement but what do you think
    any feedback will be much appreciated ( remember socket 1155 cpu.s only )
    cheers guys !
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  • #2
    What does your 3330 not do that you need it to? Ie - why do you need to upgrade?That's a good starting point..



    Originally posted by coiler
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    • #3
      An upgrade to AMD, from Intel? Not in this life time...

      You've got absolutely zero reason to change from the chip you have. The reason the score is 20% higher is purely down to Hyper Threading. You will not see any gains whatsoever unless you're using all of the threads.
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      • #4
        i would go for the 26k before a new fx6 dude.

        sandy is still an overclocking god!
        "Those able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses."
        Plato

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        • #5
          so the 2600 (non k ) would be a worthwhile upgrade from my i5 3330 ..... like many of us who dont have a massive income ive only dreamed of having a i7 but a well known high street store have loads for sale ( 2nd hand ) and the core i3 3220 i got from them came well packed ( oem ) and worked without any probs .... however i would be dubious about buying any AMD chips from them ( due to the chip having pins were as intel cpu,s have pads ) the 2600k version is 30 more but i wouldnt overclock anyway .. i just want that legendary core i7 power and 8 threads ....
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          • #6
            But would it actually be faster in the programs you use?



            Originally posted by coiler
            Stomach was rumbling like a fatman landing on Sanctuary

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Aaron View Post
              But would it actually be faster in the programs you use?
              This - coming from an owner of an i7 it's more just benchmarks than actually useful in day-to-day stuff. Much better to get the biggest SSD you can afford so you can run all your apps/media from that, or keep saving for a better GPU if you game.

              What do you actually do on the PC? The i5 3330 is still a very good chip and as a native quad core it's going to be as fast if not faster than the older-generation 2600 in single-threaded or lightly multi-threaded apps. Only if you're doing serious video encoding are you realistically like to see a difference.
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              • #8
                not clocking sandy does make it less appealing imo as ivy had a slight ipc increase which at stock speeds matters :s
                "Those able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses."
                Plato

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                • #9
                  ok .. i have a i5 3330 and combined with my HD6850 it will run 99% of games,however my neighbours core i7 2600 just feels better ... even when i installed some programs for him the overall feel of the system is better ..... however nickcpc does have a point ... ... but i allready have a 128gb ssd so i dont need anything bigger ...and my psu is only 500w ( ocz stealthXstream) but i could afford to upgrade that and upgrade the HD6850
                  its nice to hear the i5 3330 can still cut it .... i got that for 41 ( after trade in ) and its been so good ... i also have a system with a i3 3220 and thats suprised how powerful that is .. infact if i had got the i3 3220 before the i5 3330 i would of still been happy !
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                  • #10
                    The system feels a bit faster because it has a higher clock speed, but your CPU is more than capable enough. Don't waste your money for the sake of wasting it.
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                    • #11
                      You'd probably make your system feel faster than his by backing up everything and then doing a clean install of Windows 10
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