How much better are the new processors compared to my i7 920?

Discussion in 'Intel Processors' started by ellover009, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Grimlaking

    Grimlaking [H]ard|Gawd

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    Awesome move man either one you would have been happy with. Enjoy the driver/bios/os update dance until they get it ironed out! I'm too old for that. ;)
     
  2. ellover009

    ellover009 [H]ard|Gawd

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    That should bring me some excitement from the old days. I still have a week before they deliver the processor, so that gives me time to source a mobo, apply for the free conversion kit from Noctua providing I qualify. That be a good day to drink. So much to figure out.
     
  3. ReaperX22

    ReaperX22 Limp Gawd

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    Enjoy! Should be a fun system! OC that bad boy to 3.9 ish and you've basically got a 1800x for what, 60% of the price? XD.
     
  4. rgMekanic

    rgMekanic [H]ard|Gawd

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    Enjoy it.

    I've been using a W3690 (essentially an i7 990X) for years. I've been completely happy with the performance, but my motherboard was starting to fail.

    Picked up a 6800k and stuff 2 days ago. I must say I was quite shocked with the performance difference.

    I went from a 6c 12t @ 3.7Ghz stock, to a 6c 12t @ 3.8Ghz stock (boost clocks) so I did not expect much.

    In every synthetic bench I've ran on it so far, 60% faster than my 990x. Did a mild OC to the 6800 (4.0 on 6c, 4.1 on 4c, 4.2 on 2c) and it's 80% faster.
     
  5. Slade

    Slade 2[H]4U

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    I cracked and built a 7700k system. I did it more for the updated aspects rather than raw CPU performance. I've got mixed feelings on windows 10 though as it feels like in gaming a 4.0ghz i7920 in win7 vs a 5.0 ghz i77700k in win10 are neck in neck with the same video card.

    My advice is to enjoy the new system build, crank it to 4.0ghz at minimum. You can still jury rig the e-sata as most new boards support hot swappable sata ports and my old x58 board came with a simple e-sata to sata plug.
     
  6. ReaperX22

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    IPC has come a long way since First Gen, but not as much so since 2nd/3rd onwards. So anything from 1156 and LGA 1366 I believe will see quite reasonable gains
     
  7. BitMaster

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    I still have and use the same i7 920 with said mainboard, 6GB RAM and an old 840evo SSD with Win10.

    You cannot compare the 920 vs the 7700k. It's like comparing a 1972 Porsche 911 to a 911 GT3 of today.

    That much difference it makes in "most" scenarios, games, VMware, transcoding etc..

    Still, for everyday casual "surf the net" this is still a solid PC. Apple sells you new Macbooks that bottom line have less CPU ooomps, they just call it LifeStyle :p


    For serious gaming and production, make the change, for casual gaming and tight money, keep it.

    My son uses my other i7-920 with everythig else failry new around it, he will not upgrade..he says all his games run at 60Hz at 1080p and more he doesnt need now ( hes 16 ).


    So pick your truth, my son games more than I do and insists on his 920 and I have to have this 7700k to feel happy and fly my DCS sinulator fluently, both truths are valid.