• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

I7 870 VS I5 2550K

Joined
Jun 3, 2018
Messages
692 (1.45/day)
Location
Jeddah , Saudi Arabia.
Processor i5 3470
Motherboard Asus H61M-E
Cooling Alseye GH1156-i7
Memory Cruical 1600MHz 8GB (4x2)
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 750 Ti Formula OC
Storage Kingston A400 120GB + Western Digital Blue 500 GB (5000AAKX)
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster E1920
Power Supply Microdigit MD2111P
Mouse Redragon Griffin
Keyboard HP SK-2885
Software Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
Hi guys , so now i'am saving up for an upgrade for my pc , i will upgrade to 8gb of ram and i will keep my 750 TI for a while , but i am really confused about which CPU should i go for , the I5 2550k or the i7 870 (i know they are quite old but this is what i can afford and i prefer to buy an old i7 or i5 instead of a new stupid pentium).
As i know , all what games need is 4 cores and 8 threads and a fast clock speed , the i7 has 4 cores and 8 threads while the i5 has only 4 threads but a higher base clock ( turbo frequencys for both CPUs are very close,3.7 and 3.8 GHz) so it's really confusing me .


Note : i will pair the i7 with GA-H55M-S2 and the I5 with GA-H61M-DS2 , both DDR3 8 GB RAM 1600 MHz (4x2) + i may sell my 750 ti and buy a used 760.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jul 10, 2012
Messages
5,325 (2.03/day)
Location
Memphis, TN
System Name Black Prometheus
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Motherboard ASRock B350 Pro4
Cooling Corsair H70
Memory SK Hynix 32GB(8GBx4) DDR4 @2666MHz
Video Card(s) AMD Navi 5700 XT 50TH Anniversary Edition
Storage Sandisk X300 512GB + Seagate 2TB
Display(s) HP LA2405WG 24" Triple Monitor (5760x1200)
Case DeepCool Matrexx 55 w/ 3x120mm Intake + 4x120mm Exhaust
Audio Device(s) Samsung 5.1 Setup
Power Supply Corsair RM750X
Mouse Logitech Trackman
Keyboard Dell OEM
Software Windows 10 EDU x64
What’s your budget ?
 

eidairaman1

The Exiled Airman
Joined
Jul 2, 2007
Messages
27,130 (6.08/day)
Location
Republic of Texas (True Patriot)
System Name PCGOD
Processor AMD FX 8350@ 5.0GHz
Motherboard Asus TUF 990FX Sabertooth R2 2901 Bios
Cooling Scythe Ashura, 2×BitFenix 230mm Spectre Pro LED (Blue,Green), 2x BitFenix 140mm Spectre Pro LED
Memory 16 GB Gskill Ripjaws X 2133 (2400 OC, 10-10-12-20-20, 1T, 1.65V)
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon 290 Sapphire Vapor-X
Storage Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, WD Velociraptor 1TB
Display(s) NEC Multisync LCD 1700V (Display Port Adapter)
Case AeroCool Xpredator Evil Blue Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply Seasonic 1250 XM2 Series (XP3)
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD
Keyboard Roccat Ryos MK Pro
Software Windows 7 Pro 64
Here you go.

 

FreedomEclipse

~Technological Technocrat~
Joined
Apr 20, 2007
Messages
19,645 (4.33/day)
Location
London,UK
System Name Codename: Icarus Mk.V
Processor Intel 8600k@4.8Ghz
Motherboard Asus ROG Strixx Z370-F
Cooling Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4
Memory 16 Corsair Vengeance White LED DDR4 3200Mhz
Video Card(s) Gigabyte 1080Ti Gaming OC|Accelero Xtreme IV
Storage Samsung 970Evo 512GB SSD (Boot)|WD Blue 1TB SSD|2x 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300
Display(s) Asus PB278Q 27"
Case Corsair 760T (White) {1x140mm NF-P14s|1xCorsair ML120 Pro|4xML140 Pro}
Audio Device(s) Creative SB Z {AVR:Yamaha RX-V573|Speakers: JBL Control One|Auna 300-CN|Wharfedale Diamond SW150}
Power Supply Corsair AX760
Mouse Logitech G900/G502
Keyboard Duckyshine Dead LED(s) III
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
I would pick the i5 because the i7 is *OLD* and not overclockable. the 2550k is newer and overclockable but the board you pair it with will do you no favours. You wont be able to get the best out of the 2550k with such a junk tier board.

Te 2550k should absolutely destroy the 870 though.
 
Joined
Jun 3, 2018
Messages
692 (1.45/day)
Location
Jeddah , Saudi Arabia.
Processor i5 3470
Motherboard Asus H61M-E
Cooling Alseye GH1156-i7
Memory Cruical 1600MHz 8GB (4x2)
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 750 Ti Formula OC
Storage Kingston A400 120GB + Western Digital Blue 500 GB (5000AAKX)
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster E1920
Power Supply Microdigit MD2111P
Mouse Redragon Griffin
Keyboard HP SK-2885
Software Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
What’s your budget ?
Around 160$ (without a gpu , only a mobo , ram , and a cpu). There will be a specific budget for a GPU , but now i am not thinking about it.

I would pick the i5 because the i7 is *OLD* and not overclockable. the 2550k is newer and overclockable but the board you pair it with will do you no favours. You wont be able to get the best out of the 2550k with such a junk tier board.

Te 2550k should absolutely destroy the 870 though.
And that's the problem , i can't afford a mobo that supports OC , everyone says that the 2550K was a legendary CPU for overclocking and it can hit 5Ghz easily.
 
Last edited:

FreedomEclipse

~Technological Technocrat~
Joined
Apr 20, 2007
Messages
19,645 (4.33/day)
Location
London,UK
System Name Codename: Icarus Mk.V
Processor Intel 8600k@4.8Ghz
Motherboard Asus ROG Strixx Z370-F
Cooling Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4
Memory 16 Corsair Vengeance White LED DDR4 3200Mhz
Video Card(s) Gigabyte 1080Ti Gaming OC|Accelero Xtreme IV
Storage Samsung 970Evo 512GB SSD (Boot)|WD Blue 1TB SSD|2x 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300
Display(s) Asus PB278Q 27"
Case Corsair 760T (White) {1x140mm NF-P14s|1xCorsair ML120 Pro|4xML140 Pro}
Audio Device(s) Creative SB Z {AVR:Yamaha RX-V573|Speakers: JBL Control One|Auna 300-CN|Wharfedale Diamond SW150}
Power Supply Corsair AX760
Mouse Logitech G900/G502
Keyboard Duckyshine Dead LED(s) III
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
might be worth skipping a meal a day till you have enough money.
 
Joined
May 30, 2015
Messages
676 (0.43/day)
Location
Renton, WA
I would pick the i5 because the i7 is *OLD* and not overclockable. the 2550k is newer and overclockable but the board you pair it with will do you no favours. You wont be able to get the best out of the 2550k with such a junk tier board.

Te 2550k should absolutely destroy the 870 though.
The i7 is overclockable through the FSB as it's Lynnfield. The board isn't the best fit for it, but it should still be up for a bit of a push.
 
Joined
Jun 3, 2018
Messages
692 (1.45/day)
Location
Jeddah , Saudi Arabia.
Processor i5 3470
Motherboard Asus H61M-E
Cooling Alseye GH1156-i7
Memory Cruical 1600MHz 8GB (4x2)
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 750 Ti Formula OC
Storage Kingston A400 120GB + Western Digital Blue 500 GB (5000AAKX)
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster E1920
Power Supply Microdigit MD2111P
Mouse Redragon Griffin
Keyboard HP SK-2885
Software Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
Joined
Jul 10, 2012
Messages
5,325 (2.03/day)
Location
Memphis, TN
System Name Black Prometheus
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Motherboard ASRock B350 Pro4
Cooling Corsair H70
Memory SK Hynix 32GB(8GBx4) DDR4 @2666MHz
Video Card(s) AMD Navi 5700 XT 50TH Anniversary Edition
Storage Sandisk X300 512GB + Seagate 2TB
Display(s) HP LA2405WG 24" Triple Monitor (5760x1200)
Case DeepCool Matrexx 55 w/ 3x120mm Intake + 4x120mm Exhaust
Audio Device(s) Samsung 5.1 Setup
Power Supply Corsair RM750X
Mouse Logitech Trackman
Keyboard Dell OEM
Software Windows 10 EDU x64
Honestly both options aren’t the best in any means. Both are mediocre boards, very slow RAM for modern games, 2GB sticks isn’t recommended over 4GB Sticks, and both CPUs are pretty old and not nearly as fast as current CPUs.

Another option is a Ryzen Quad, B350 Mobo, and 8GB of RAM or a Slightly newer used i3 Haswell or up
 
Joined
Jun 3, 2018
Messages
692 (1.45/day)
Location
Jeddah , Saudi Arabia.
Processor i5 3470
Motherboard Asus H61M-E
Cooling Alseye GH1156-i7
Memory Cruical 1600MHz 8GB (4x2)
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 750 Ti Formula OC
Storage Kingston A400 120GB + Western Digital Blue 500 GB (5000AAKX)
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster E1920
Power Supply Microdigit MD2111P
Mouse Redragon Griffin
Keyboard HP SK-2885
Software Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
Honestly both options aren’t the best in any means. Both are mediocre boards, very slow RAM for modern games, 2GB sticks isn’t recommended over 4GB Sticks, and both CPUs are pretty old and not nearly as fast as current CPUs.

Another option is a Ryzen Quad, B350 Mobo, and 8GB of RAM or a Slightly newer used i3 Haswell or up
As i said this is the best thing i can afford + look at my current system specs , i mean this is going to be a huge jump. Also i just made a mistake the ram speed is not 1333 MHz , it's 1600 , i know......no difference.
 
Last edited:

FreedomEclipse

~Technological Technocrat~
Joined
Apr 20, 2007
Messages
19,645 (4.33/day)
Location
London,UK
System Name Codename: Icarus Mk.V
Processor Intel 8600k@4.8Ghz
Motherboard Asus ROG Strixx Z370-F
Cooling Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4
Memory 16 Corsair Vengeance White LED DDR4 3200Mhz
Video Card(s) Gigabyte 1080Ti Gaming OC|Accelero Xtreme IV
Storage Samsung 970Evo 512GB SSD (Boot)|WD Blue 1TB SSD|2x 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300
Display(s) Asus PB278Q 27"
Case Corsair 760T (White) {1x140mm NF-P14s|1xCorsair ML120 Pro|4xML140 Pro}
Audio Device(s) Creative SB Z {AVR:Yamaha RX-V573|Speakers: JBL Control One|Auna 300-CN|Wharfedale Diamond SW150}
Power Supply Corsair AX760
Mouse Logitech G900/G502
Keyboard Duckyshine Dead LED(s) III
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
Z68 and z77 are for overclocking
 
Joined
Jul 10, 2012
Messages
5,325 (2.03/day)
Location
Memphis, TN
System Name Black Prometheus
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Motherboard ASRock B350 Pro4
Cooling Corsair H70
Memory SK Hynix 32GB(8GBx4) DDR4 @2666MHz
Video Card(s) AMD Navi 5700 XT 50TH Anniversary Edition
Storage Sandisk X300 512GB + Seagate 2TB
Display(s) HP LA2405WG 24" Triple Monitor (5760x1200)
Case DeepCool Matrexx 55 w/ 3x120mm Intake + 4x120mm Exhaust
Audio Device(s) Samsung 5.1 Setup
Power Supply Corsair RM750X
Mouse Logitech Trackman
Keyboard Dell OEM
Software Windows 10 EDU x64
Joined
Jun 3, 2018
Messages
692 (1.45/day)
Location
Jeddah , Saudi Arabia.
Processor i5 3470
Motherboard Asus H61M-E
Cooling Alseye GH1156-i7
Memory Cruical 1600MHz 8GB (4x2)
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 750 Ti Formula OC
Storage Kingston A400 120GB + Western Digital Blue 500 GB (5000AAKX)
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster E1920
Power Supply Microdigit MD2111P
Mouse Redragon Griffin
Keyboard HP SK-2885
Software Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
Last edited:
Joined
Jul 10, 2012
Messages
5,325 (2.03/day)
Location
Memphis, TN
System Name Black Prometheus
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Motherboard ASRock B350 Pro4
Cooling Corsair H70
Memory SK Hynix 32GB(8GBx4) DDR4 @2666MHz
Video Card(s) AMD Navi 5700 XT 50TH Anniversary Edition
Storage Sandisk X300 512GB + Seagate 2TB
Display(s) HP LA2405WG 24" Triple Monitor (5760x1200)
Case DeepCool Matrexx 55 w/ 3x120mm Intake + 4x120mm Exhaust
Audio Device(s) Samsung 5.1 Setup
Power Supply Corsair RM750X
Mouse Logitech Trackman
Keyboard Dell OEM
Software Windows 10 EDU x64
Just found good deals for Z68 mobos , but the problem is that they are all ATX which doesn't fit in my case.


Thanks but , dual core ? Aaah idk , btw what do u think about the 6 core FX 6300(the heater LOL)?
It’s actaully a 2C/4T so basically the new gen i3 :roll:

But it should be more than enough paired with a GTX 750 Ti to hold you over plus with a newer plateform you always have the option to upgrade to a Kaby Lake i7 or i5

Sorry to say but FX from AMD was straight garbage and I owned all of them from bulldozer to pile driver. Even at 5.3GHz my Fx-8350 couldn’t match my i7-4770 @4.2GHz paired with a R9 290X and GTX 780
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jul 4, 2018
Messages
22 (0.05/day)
Location
Seattle area, Wa
Processor E5 1680 v2
Motherboard Rampage IV Extreme
Cooling Soft tube loop w/ Black Ice GTX 360 and EK Supremacy Evo
Memory 2400mhz cl11 Corsair Dominator
Video Card(s) Radeon VII (XFX)
Storage Crucial MX500 500gb
Display(s) old 27" Viewsonic 1080p, Asus 1080p
Case Thermaltake Core x9
Power Supply Corsair HX1200
Benchmark Scores Cinebench r15, w/ 1680v2 @ 4.6ghz and XMP enabled, 1648 1680v2 @ 4.7ghz RAM @ stock 1333mhz, 1696
p55 is overclockable for the 1156 platform and p67, z68, and z77 is overclockable for the 1155 platform. P67 is rare because it was only around for 4-6 months before z68 came out, and the whole Cougar Point thing that happened makes P67 parts even more elusive. There is also the forgotten z75 chipset but that only existed on a couple boards.

The 2550k is a rare CPU and it's supposed to overclock better than the regular 2500k. The 2550k should be able to do 4.6ghz to 4.8ghz (maybe a little bit higher), while the old Core i7-870 would do about 4.2ghz. There is also a 10%-15% IPC gain between the 1st and 2nd Generation so that gives the 2550k another advantage.

Don't underestimate the current Pentium processors because there is 20% to 25% IPC gain between 2nd Gen and the current 6th, 7th, and 8th Gen parts. Although, it's hard to recommend one of these since you'd have to buy new RAM which would costs more than either a Pentium g5400 or a budget b360 board. If you have the DDR3 then you might as well look at 1150 or 1155 parts.
 
Joined
Jul 21, 2018
Messages
398 (0.93/day)
Location
Germany
System Name Athlon Dragon
Processor AMD Threadripper 1950X
Motherboard Modified ASUS ROG-STRIX-X399
Cooling Dual custom-loop watercooling
Memory 32GB (4x8GB)
Video Card(s) RX Vega 64
Storage Samsung 860 EVO
Display(s) 24", 1440p, freesync, 144hz
Case Thermaltake Core X9
Audio Device(s) beyerdynamic MMX 300
Power Supply EVGA Supernova T2 1600W
Mouse OG steelseries Sensei
Keyboard steelseries 6Gv2
Software Windows 10
Benchmark Scores GPUPI 1B GPU - 13.637s
[...] btw what do u think about the 6 core FX 6300(the heater LOL)?
I agree with @Durvelle27 DON´T go for FX today. I was already frustrated with it when it was new. If you game on it, prepare for stutter. It´s far worse then the pentium, maybe only better in pure rendering or number crunch but I´m not even sure on that since you will pay with 4x as much power and heat.
 
Joined
Jun 3, 2018
Messages
692 (1.45/day)
Location
Jeddah , Saudi Arabia.
Processor i5 3470
Motherboard Asus H61M-E
Cooling Alseye GH1156-i7
Memory Cruical 1600MHz 8GB (4x2)
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 750 Ti Formula OC
Storage Kingston A400 120GB + Western Digital Blue 500 GB (5000AAKX)
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster E1920
Power Supply Microdigit MD2111P
Mouse Redragon Griffin
Keyboard HP SK-2885
Software Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
p55 is overclockable for the 1156 platform and p67, z68, and z77 is overclockable for the 1155 platform. P67 is rare because it was only around for 4-6 months before z68 came out, and the whole Cougar Point thing that happened makes P67 parts even more elusive. There is also the forgotten z75 chipset but that only existed on a couple boards.

The 2550k is a rare CPU and it's supposed to overclock better than the regular 2500k. The 2550k should be able to do 4.6ghz to 4.8ghz (maybe a little bit higher), while the old Core i7-870 would do about 4.2ghz. There is also a 10%-15% IPC gain between the 1st and 2nd Generation so that gives the 2550k another advantage.

Don't underestimate the current Pentium processors because there is 20% to 25% IPC gain between 2nd Gen and the current 6th, 7th, and 8th Gen parts. Although, it's hard to recommend one of these since you'd have to buy new RAM which would costs more than either a Pentium g5400 or a budget b360 board. If you have the DDR3 then you might as well look at 1150 or 1155 parts.
Well i am not underestimateing the Pentium G series but most games today demands 4 cores , also i think those 1st and 2nd gen cpus can easily wreck that pentium.
 
Joined
Jul 5, 2013
Messages
7,304 (3.22/day)
Location
USA
My 2 cents; Save just a bit more and go for a Ryzen 5, unless you are running Windows 7, then go for an older Sandy Bridge i7. There is even the possibility of a Xeon based system, but without overclocking.
 
Joined
Jun 27, 2015
Messages
507 (0.33/day)
System Name open air
Processor Ryzen R7 1700 Stock
Motherboard Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac
Cooling Scythe Fuma
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 X 16GB) DDR4 DRAM 3466 (PC4-27700) C16 for Intel 100 Series - Red PC M
Video Card(s) XFX RX460 4GB SINGLE SLOT
Storage Crucial Mx100 256GB & Sandisk SSD Plus 480GB
Display(s) NOW LG 27MP38 1980X1080 IPS/OLD Philips Brilliance 220CW 1680x1050 CCFL Monitor ( DEFUNCT)
Case NOTHING no case
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply CORSAIR SF450 PLATINUM
Mouse Elecom wireless mouse
Keyboard Logitech Mk240 Nano Wireless Keyboard
Software Windows 10 Pro/Enterprise
Benchmark Scores Don't know any benchmark. It runs good enough for me.
So you want to upgrade you pc in your system spec? For me I recommend buying a core 2 quad or the xeon 771 with lga 775 mod. Go for whichever are cheaper. I just look up ebay for q6600 that you can get for $20. It would not be as massive a jump of going to first gen core i cpu or 2nd core i sandy bridge you wanted but it is really a cheap way of extending life to an old system.


For now I recommend a new ryzen build or even lower end coffee lake build if you really wanted a "true" upgrade. It would not cost much at all. I would only go i5 2550k or related sandy bridge if legacy windows are important like win 7 and below as those boards support them.
 

Mussels

Moderprator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Messages
47,295 (8.66/day)
Location
Australalalalalaia.
System Name Big Fella
Processor Ryzen R7 2700X (stock/XFR OC)
Motherboard Asus B450-i ITX
Cooling Corsair H110 W/ Corsair ML RGB fans
Memory 16GB DDR4 3200 Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X (BIOS mod to Gaming Z) w/ Corsair H55 AIO
Storage 1TB Sasmsung 970 Pro NVME + 1TB Intel 6000 Pro NVME
Display(s) Phillips 328m6fjrmb (32" 1440p 144hz curved) + Sony KD-55X8500F (55" 4K HDR)
Case Fractal Design Nano S
Audio Device(s) Razer Leviathan + Corsair Void pro RGB, Blue Yeti mic
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G903 + PowerPlay mousepad
Keyboard Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB
the 2550k would be a lot faster than the 870, especially when overclocked

You could probably save up and get much newer hardware if possible, without needing the added cost/time of cooling and overclocking
 
Joined
Nov 1, 2008
Messages
3,932 (0.99/day)
Location
Vietnam
System Name Gaming System / HTPC-Server
Processor i5 8700K / R5 3600
Motherboard Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming / GA-AX370M-DS3H
Cooling CM ML240L / CM Seidon 120XL
Memory 32Gb Hynix 3000 MHz/ 16Gb Samsung B 3200Mhz
Video Card(s) Colorful 1080Ti / 1060 GTX
Storage 750G MX300 / 8+4 TB WD Reds + 250 Sabrent NVMe
Display(s) 2x Dell U2419H / 720p 42" Plasma TV
Case Cooler master HAF 922 / Zalman HTPC case
Audio Device(s) On Board Realtek
Power Supply FSP 850 W Gold / 400 W IN-WIN
Mouse Logitech G502 Hero
Keyboard Wooting Two
Software Windows 10 x64
Save your money and get a $15 E54X0. While behind a 2500K, it's the fraction of the cost, you just have to do an lga 775 to 771 mod.

I don't really think it's worth investing that much in old tech, especially if your on a tight budget. The E5450 will be more than enough CPU power for a 750.
Wait a few months for a Ryzen 3/5 when you can afford it.

Edit - I just realized you have a really old mobo and very little ram also, so if it means replacing all that too, it's likely not worth it. I'm sure you could pick up a 2nd hand Ryzen, mobo and ram for not much more.
 
Joined
Jul 10, 2012
Messages
5,325 (2.03/day)
Location
Memphis, TN
System Name Black Prometheus
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Motherboard ASRock B350 Pro4
Cooling Corsair H70
Memory SK Hynix 32GB(8GBx4) DDR4 @2666MHz
Video Card(s) AMD Navi 5700 XT 50TH Anniversary Edition
Storage Sandisk X300 512GB + Seagate 2TB
Display(s) HP LA2405WG 24" Triple Monitor (5760x1200)
Case DeepCool Matrexx 55 w/ 3x120mm Intake + 4x120mm Exhaust
Audio Device(s) Samsung 5.1 Setup
Power Supply Corsair RM750X
Mouse Logitech Trackman
Keyboard Dell OEM
Software Windows 10 EDU x64
Well i am not underestimateing the Pentium G series but most games today demands 4 cores , also i think those 1st and 2nd gen cpus can easily wreck that pentium.
You keep forgetting that the Pentium G is a Dual Core with/ HT so it has 2C/4T not 2C/2T like the older Pentiums.

And you are wrong. The new Pentiums easily outperform the Sandy i5s and can OC as well
 

FreedomEclipse

~Technological Technocrat~
Joined
Apr 20, 2007
Messages
19,645 (4.33/day)
Location
London,UK
System Name Codename: Icarus Mk.V
Processor Intel 8600k@4.8Ghz
Motherboard Asus ROG Strixx Z370-F
Cooling Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4
Memory 16 Corsair Vengeance White LED DDR4 3200Mhz
Video Card(s) Gigabyte 1080Ti Gaming OC|Accelero Xtreme IV
Storage Samsung 970Evo 512GB SSD (Boot)|WD Blue 1TB SSD|2x 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300
Display(s) Asus PB278Q 27"
Case Corsair 760T (White) {1x140mm NF-P14s|1xCorsair ML120 Pro|4xML140 Pro}
Audio Device(s) Creative SB Z {AVR:Yamaha RX-V573|Speakers: JBL Control One|Auna 300-CN|Wharfedale Diamond SW150}
Power Supply Corsair AX760
Mouse Logitech G900/G502
Keyboard Duckyshine Dead LED(s) III
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
Well i am not underestimateing the Pentium G series but most games today demands 4 cores , also i think those 1st and 2nd gen cpus can easily wreck that pentium.
Given your non-existent budget -- beggars cant be choosers. Id recommened an i3 7350k or 8350k in a heartbeat but you cant even afford them anyway..

these two videos apply to you....



You can save a lot of money since you already have some of the parts you could migrate over. But these videos are pretty much you in a nutshell. and even the final point at the end of the second video applies to you.
 
Joined
Aug 16, 2016
Messages
900 (0.80/day)
Location
Croatistan
System Name 1.21 gigawatts!
Processor Intel Core i7 6700K
Motherboard MSI Z170A Krait Gaming 3X
Cooling Be Quiet! Shadow Rock Slim with Arctic MX-4
Memory 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 3000 MHz
Video Card(s) Sapphire Nitro R9 390 8GB with back plate
Storage Mushkin Triactor 240GB + Team L3 EVO 480GB + Toshiba X300 4TB
Display(s) Philips 237E7QDSB/00 23" FHD AH-IPS
Case Aerocool Aero-1000 white + 4 Arctic F12 PWM Rev.2 fans
Audio Device(s) Onboard Audio Boost 3 with Nahimic Audio Enhancer
Power Supply FSP Hydro G 650W
Mouse Cougar 700M eSports white
Keyboard E-Blue Cobra II
Software Windows 8.1 Pro x64
Benchmark Scores CPU-Z 1.82.2 (4,8 GHz + XMP): 574 ST / 2887 MT Cinebench R15: 948 (stock) / 1044 (4,7 GHz)
Better option would be buying used AMD Ryzen 3 1200, B350M motherboard, basic G.Skill or Team 1 x 8 GB DDR4 2133 or 2400 for around 200 € or less.

Replacing GTX 750 Ti with GTX 760 is plain ridiculous and complete waste of money. An upgrade from GTX 750 Ti would be R9 380X 4GB or RX470 4 GB.
 
Joined
Jun 3, 2018
Messages
692 (1.45/day)
Location
Jeddah , Saudi Arabia.
Processor i5 3470
Motherboard Asus H61M-E
Cooling Alseye GH1156-i7
Memory Cruical 1600MHz 8GB (4x2)
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 750 Ti Formula OC
Storage Kingston A400 120GB + Western Digital Blue 500 GB (5000AAKX)
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster E1920
Power Supply Microdigit MD2111P
Mouse Redragon Griffin
Keyboard HP SK-2885
Software Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
So you want to upgrade you pc in your system spec? For me I recommend buying a core 2 quad or the xeon 771 with lga 775 mod. Go for whichever are cheaper. I just look up ebay for q6600 that you can get for $20. It would not be as massive a jump of going to first gen core i cpu or 2nd core i sandy bridge you wanted but it is really a cheap way of extending life to an old system.


For now I recommend a new ryzen build or even lower end coffee lake build if you really wanted a "true" upgrade. It would not cost much at all. I would only go i5 2550k or related sandy bridge if legacy windows are important like win 7 and below as those boards support them.
No , i don't want to pay another 1$ for my current system .
 
Top