Hello there folks, my CPU is starting to show its age. I can't really enjoy BF3 even at low settings among others and I have waited for Ivy for the upgrade but it looks like I waited for nothing :)
Now I wonder what real life performance I would see from going 3770k @ 4.2 (always have bad luck in o/c) I mean gaming only? GPU is 560ti for now.
Also should I be looking into 3570 perhaps? Like I said I only do gaming on this rig.
Also I feel like going 2500k would be best bang for the buck but than I would be kicking myself for not doing it sooner :)
Any ideas or advices folks?
Thank you for your time!
Since your primary use is gaming, i would not go with a 3770/2600/2700, you just don't need HT. So, if i was you, i'd grab the 3570/2500/2550. If you don't expect a massive overclock, than you are certainly better off with Ivy Bridge as you get a little more power per clock speed.
Everything I have seen shows that HT on is actually worse for quad core CPU's. I was digging deep yesterday and from what I read from several different googled reviews is that HT on or off makes almost no difference but quite a few games min fps actually went down with HT on. They also say that the CPU runs 10C cooler with it off, allowing for more frequency and ultimately more FPS.
I turned mine off for shits and gigs and I can't say I notice a difference either way. Although a strange issue I was having in modern warfare 3 where if nades went off I would get a stutter.... yeah that went away when I disabled HT...
rofl, maybe you should go back to single core CPU's. Imagine how cool it will be. Like i said HT is worth it, maybe it doesn't always help in console ports but it does boost everything else and by quite a bit not to mention the 3770K has larger cache.