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Lowest cost CPU that is double the performance of Core i5-750?


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#16 eviljedi

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:51

If you haven't overclocked and wanted a cheap pefomance boost, you could buy a £20 - 30 cooler and get the i5 750 up to 4ghz.


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:57

$165 for the (nearly double the Core i5-750 perfomance)
AMD FX-8320 FX-Series Eight-Core

hardly seems bank-breaking:

http://www.amazon.co...IN%3DB009O7YU56

http://www.tigerdire...=30-102338888-2

Does, considering you're forgetting I'd also need a new motherboard and new RAM. Then, the whole cost doesn't justify "nearly double" :p

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:12

Wow, 8-Core AMD would be nice. Been awhile since I've had anything with AMD in it which I used to be a big fan of.
I know there's an Intel i7 Extreme Edition, not sure what that is like though. I think that's what it's called.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:58

I have the i7 860 (same generation/socket as your i5), and I was bit by the upgrade bug. I could upgrade to a Ivy Bridge i5 or i7, but it's really not worth getting new a CPU + motherboard. My next CPU, I want more power in a smaller power envelope. I built my computer fall '09, so it's been 3+ years, but it's still going strong. The only thing that's changed is an upgrade from GTX 260 to 560 Ti (free) + a newer SSD (since my POS OCZ Vertex failed 4 months in).

I would definitely look at OC'ing, if you can. It's easy, and if successful, it's a cheap alternative that'll make you keep your current setup. I had my setup tweaked to 3.8 - 4.2 GHz, and it ran stable.

#20 greenwizard88

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:59

Go with an Intel i10-1500 :p

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 16:03

Does, considering you're forgetting I'd also need a new motherboard and new RAM. Then, the whole cost doesn't justify "nearly double" :p

(I'll need a new motherboard, but that's fine).


I had no idea whether you were planning to get a new motherboard or not.

And I have no idea what RAM you have.

I for one am going to get this AMD cpu for my next upgrade. :D

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 16:13

I have a Core i5-750 and want to upgrade my processor (I'll need a new motherboard, but that's fine).

I only think it's worth upgrading if the performance is doubled.

I wish to spend as little money as possible.

Can someone help me find some of the lowest cost CPUs that doubles the performance compared to my Core i5-750?

I will keep looking myself also, and edit this post if I find anything.

EDIT: Found this. My CPU scores 4,373. Looks like I'm looking for something like:

  • Intel Core i7-2700K (£246)
  • Intel Core i7-3770T (£238)
  • Intel Core i7-3770S (£234)
  • AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core (£156)
  • Intel Core i7-3820 (£248)
  • Intel Core i7-3770K (£249)
  • Intel Xeon E3-1240 V2 (£202)
  • Intel Core i7-3770 (£234)
They're all more expensive than I hoped, so I shall not be upgrading at this time.



Have you tried overclocking your current i5 ? You should be able to gain a considerable amount extra power from that alone, maybe not double but a fair bit

Free upgrades are cheaper than paid ones :)


EDIT - I`m blind


I have the i7 860 (same generation/socket as your i5), and I was bit by the upgrade bug. I could upgrade to a Ivy Bridge i5 or i7, but it's really not worth getting new a CPU + motherboard. My next CPU, I want more power in a smaller power envelope. I built my computer fall '09, so it's been 3+ years, but it's still going strong. The only thing that's changed is an upgrade from GTX 260 to 560 Ti (free) + a newer SSD (since my POS OCZ Vertex failed 4 months in).

I would definitely look at OC'ing, if you can. It's easy, and if successful, it's a cheap alternative that'll make you keep your current setup. I had my setup tweaked to 3.8 - 4.2 GHz, and it ran stable.

If you haven't overclocked and wanted a cheap pefomance boost, you could buy a £20 - 30 cooler and get the i5 750 up to 4ghz.



#23 tsupersonic

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 17:24

I had no idea whether you were planning to get a new motherboard or not.

And I have no idea what RAM you have.

I for one am going to get this AMD cpu for my next upgrade. :D

Well, yeah, the i5 750 is on socket 1156 - if he were to get a significant CPU upgrade, you'd need to change sockets (hence another motherboard). You suggested a switch from an Intel CPU to an AMD CPU, of course that would require a new motherboard. AMD CPU's in their current state are not worth it, if all you're looking for is pure performance.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:28

CPU Power does indeed have a big effect on gaming :)

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 13:20

Some very modern PC games, video encoding, even FarmVille.

like what modern games?
ive got a core i5-760 and a gtx470 8gigram and a normal hdd and still havent found anything that has slowed this puppy down
also video encoding is lightning fast, and lol if farmbill is lagging ur computer something is seriously wrong

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 13:39

I have a Core i5-750 and want to upgrade my processor (I'll need a new motherboard, but that's fine).

I only think it's worth upgrading if the performance is doubled.

I wish to spend as little money as possible.

Can someone help me find some of the lowest cost CPUs that doubles the performance compared to my Core i5-750?

I will keep looking myself also, and edit this post if I find anything.

EDIT: Found this. My CPU scores 4,373. Looks like I'm looking for something like:

  • Intel Core i7-2700K (£246)
  • Intel Core i7-3770T (£238)
  • Intel Core i7-3770S (£234)
  • AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core (£156)
  • Intel Core i7-3820 (£248)
  • Intel Core i7-3770K (£249)
  • Intel Xeon E3-1240 V2 (£202)
  • Intel Core i7-3770 (£234)
They're all more expensive than I hoped, so I shall not be upgrading at this time.



AMD FX 8150 8 Core CPU - $169.00 - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103960

I have it and that thing is a monster for the price.

#27 Jason S.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 14:07

well, im an Intel guy. I'd suggest you just buy the Intel Core i7-3770K and get it over with. probably not the cheapest, but i find cutting corners in computers and technology is never satisfactory.