Posted 20 May 2012 - 15:41
I don't think you'll see much improvement from a Core i7 970. It has two extra cores but it's the same architecture. Do you regularly find yourself using 4 or more threads on your CPU to 100%?
You won't see any improvement in gaming or most applications but you will see an improvement in music transcoding and video transcoding. Apart from that ? questionable.
If I was in your position I wouldn't upgrade the CPU and instead I'd save the money. There will be something else you will want in the next 6 months and you'll probably kick yourself for buying that unneeded Core i7 970 when that item is released and you don't have the money for it.