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Arioch
01-11-10, 06:46 PM
I am looking to upgrade the system the is in my signature below by adding an I7 CPU and probably 6GB of 1600Mhz memory on possibly an EVGA tri-SLI X58 motherboard. I will also get a newer power supply in anticipation of the new Nvidia cards coming out eventually, probably in 2xSLI configuration. With that said, what type of performance increase would I see with my current system if I changed it to a 3.06ghz I7-950 with 6GB of DDR 1600?

bob saget
01-11-10, 08:23 PM
I don't think much, not nearly enough to justify the price.
I am not an expert in this though, so maybe others will have different views.

nekrosoft13
01-11-10, 10:04 PM
performance increase in games will be marginal, you will see biggest increase in video encoding.

Maverick123w
01-12-10, 12:18 PM
Why not just get the 920?

Madpistol
01-14-10, 03:45 PM
Your current CPU is great. I'd say wait until the new 6 and 8 core processors are released.

hell_of_doom227
01-16-10, 02:01 PM
If you're gaming only i say no. If you do a lot of video encoding like i do and programming go for it. Get i920 model, it is good overclocker.