i have i5 760 do i have to buy "ivy bridge" CPU ???

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  1. AK169

    AK169 Junior Member

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    hi guys, first thing you should know that my English isn't to much good

    i have i5 760 + GTX 460 and it still doing a good job
    but in future if i want higher performance for gaming
    what the strongest video card i could use without getting bottleneck ?
    OC ? does it change any thing ?
    do i have to buy ivy bridge motherboard + ivy bridge CPU ? o_O
    or it's better to save money and buy a strong GPU ?
     
  2. biostud

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    overclock + new videocard + SSD + 8Gb memory

    I'm getting a GTX 670 + 4Gb extra memory and that should last me the next 1.5-2 years with my gaming needs, and be very similar to your setup.
     
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    Plimogz Senior member

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    ^
    yep, that.
     
  4. AK169

    AK169 Junior Member

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    without OC does the GTX 670 going to work 100% ?
     
  5. NTMBK

    NTMBK Diamond Member

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    Depends on what resolution you game at, and how much graphical eye-candy you turn on.
     
  6. Termie

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    No it will not. You'll lose about 10-20% of the 670's potential. The 7870 is a better choice if you're not going to overclock, or the 7950 if it is close in price to the 7870 where you are.
     
  7. ShintaiDK

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    I would wait till Haswell for you. Lynnfield to Ivy is a 50/50. Had it been Core 2 I would say 100% sure.

    Get a GTX670 or so.

    Rubbish. My GF uses an i7 860 with a GTX670. It all depends on resolution and settings.
     
  8. Termie

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    LOL, that's nice.

    10% penalty on HD7970 using i7-920 versus 3770k at 1920x1200 in Warfighter: http://www.techspot.com/review/591-medal-of-honor-warfighter-benchmarks/page6.html

    10% penatly on HD7970 using i7-920 versus 3770k at 1920x1200 in Diablo III: http://www.techspot.com/review/532-diablo-3-performance/page5.html

    19% penalty on GTX580 using an i7-920 versus 2600k at 1920x1200 in Skyrim: http://www.techspot.com/review/467-skyrim-performance/page7.html

    Multiple >10% penalties on a GTX670 using anything lower than an i5-2400 versus a 3570K: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/foru...15-amd-vishera-fx-6300-fx-4300-review-12.html

    And then there's my own testing, on a 670, on both an i7-860 and an i7-3770k, but I'm sure your GF has done all of that too...

    I'm providing published data, plus my experience - the OP can now decide for himself.
     
  9. Denithor

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    An i5 760 is still a very strong chip. A good OC (~4GHz) will make it an excellent chip. For that you are going to want a better-than-stock cooler but once you have that you won't need a CPU upgrade for a while.

    If you aren't willing/able to OC I would probably suggest a 7870, 7950 or 660 Ti, 670 depending on which maker you prefer. If you overclock take a 7950/7970 or 670/680.

    If you OC you probably won't need to even get on the Haswell bandwagon unless you just get the itch or want lower power consumption.
     
  10. Maximilian

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    Thats just because the i7 920 has a crappy low clockspeed. Overclocking as suggested in the 2nd post in this thread mitigates that. Who runs their 920 at 2.66ghz anyways, it does ~3.4 on stock volts
     
  11. ShintaiDK

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    I wonder if you checked your links or just cherry picked.

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    These cases looks mostly GPU bound. No need to buy a slower GPU just as an excuse to either keep the CPU (forever) or do a CPU upgrade, just to be GPU bottlenecked again.

    His best case would still be to buy a better GPU and upgrade CPU later on.
     
  12. RussianSensation

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    Get a $20-30 Cooler Master 212+ cooler, overclock that CPU to 3.6-3.9ghz, get an HD7950 and overclock it. Best bang for the buck to tie you over for a couple years.
     
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    Don't bother with Haswell as you will get locked in just as you are now and I have the same cpu my self. A quick overclock and some good ram that is all that you need to max out most cards with ease including a 670.
     
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    agreed. OC your CPU to 3.6 Ghz. with the 12.11b drivers HD 7950 (1.15 Ghz) easily beats GTX 670 (1.3 Ghz). If you prefer Nvidia get GTX 670.
     
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    I second this.
     
  16. Axon

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    My i5 760 @ 3.8 crushes everything. There's not much noticable difference between it and my Sandy Bridge rig.

    I'm sure there would be synthetic benching differences, but in terms of playing and enjoying games like WoW, GW2, League of Legends, Skyrim, and BF3, no problems at all.
     
  17. AK169

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    what does it mean "Haswell" ?
     
  18. Jaydip

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    Intel's next CPU
     
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