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Question i7-880

gicecora

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Greetings!

I'm waiting for AMD to release the new Zen architecture next week before I build an entirely new PC. Presently, I run a system from the Jurassic era - a Gigabyte P55a-UD3 with an i5-750, 12 GB RAM, an SSD, and Win10 Pro. I just can't bear this thing any longer, and you could say that I deserve a new system!

I believe the i7-880 supports hyperthreading, which the i5-750 does not. My question is, would an i7-880 provide any appreciable performance improvement that might "buy" me another month or two, so I can buy on Black Friday or Cyber-Monday? [Removed]

After I build my new system, this one will be relegated to running security software, most likely on Linux, so a minor "upgrade" is not completely senseless.

Thanks in advance!


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StinkyPinky

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You shouldn't be wasting your time "upgrading" that system. The hyperthreading will make minimal difference. The smallish boost in frequency will help slightly but honestly that's like putting lipstick on a dead hooker at this point. Nothing is making that more attractive.
 
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NTMBK

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Why use such an old power-hungry system to run security software? If it's running 24/7 it's just going to run up your electricity bills, while being hot and noisy.
 

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