View Full Version : Performance Increases with I7-950 3.06Ghz?

01-11-10, 05:46 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, 07:23 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.

01-11-10, 09:04 PM
performance increase in games will be marginal, you will see biggest increase in video encoding.

01-12-10, 11:18 AM
Why not just get the 920?

01-14-10, 02:45 PM
Your current CPU is great. I'd say wait until the new 6 and 8 core processors are released.

01-16-10, 01:01 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.