Solved Can't decide which core i7 cpu to choose

Dell Xps 8300 mid tower desktop (3.4 ghz...
May 9, 2012 at 20:22:37
Specs: Windows 764 bit, Core i7/8gb
Which Core i7 cpu?

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#1
May 9, 2012 at 21:45:38
The 3770K. It's one of the new Ivy Bridge i7s. It's faster and uses less power than the 2600K "Sandy Bridge" i7. And if you do tons of video encoding, Ivy's Quick Sync encoder is nearly twice as fast as Sandy's.

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#2
May 10, 2012 at 00:21:20
I have a chance to get either a core i7 2600 cpu system or a system with a core i7 3820. I am guessing that there won't be a huge difference between the 2 performance-wise. I am not a 'gamer' nor do I do any heavy video editing\encoding. I do use Photoshop along with Microsoft Office programs. My question is, is there a huge difference between the two chips that I mentioned...in real-world applications? All replies and opinions are greatly respected and appreciated.

Loretta


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#3
May 10, 2012 at 05:31:32
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This is what I found. You can google "i7-2600 vs i7-3820 Photoshop" like I did and get quite a bit of reading.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Prod...
If those are your two choices then the only advantage in general would be the quad channel memory. Each of the links I have above shows the opposite one ahead in Photoshop but the tests are probably for a different feature/use of Photoshop.
And this one shows that the i7-3770K is still better:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Prod...
And I believe the potential for using faster memory.

I assume you are planning to also use an SSD as primary HD, a smaller SSD for a scratch disk, and a large fast conventional HD (or two) for storage as these will easily make as much difference.

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#4
May 10, 2012 at 05:31:35
How about an i5 instead?

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#5
May 10, 2012 at 12:22:17
Thanks for all of the replies! Based on the info I have received here, and the fact that the i7 2600 has an SSD drive and the other one doesn't(odd that it doesn't?) I am going with the i7 2600. As always, the opinions I receive here is the cats!(best). Molto grazie,

Loretta


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#6
May 10, 2012 at 21:04:47
Use a standard SATA 6BG/s SSD rather than the mSATA which is only 3GB/s speed on the motherboards I see (though their may be exceptions and future releases will certainly be the faster ones).
Look at these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
Good speed, good prices, good recommendations.

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