Windows 10: i920-System vs. 6700K-System Solved

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  1.    25 Oct 2015 #1

    i920-System vs. 6700K-System

    I wanted to upgrade my system from an i920 to a Skylake system, but then saw system and games benchmarks (i.e. benchmarks showing the actual system speed, not the CPU speed), in which a Skylake 6700-system was only maybe 35% faster than the i920-system they used for comparison.

    I wonder, can that speed differential between the two _systems_ be realistic, or should the Skylake 6700 system usually much faster?

    I just wonder because 6 or 7 years have passed, and I'm surprised that systems based on the latest CPU generation should only be 35% faster than my old i920.

    I'm not an overclocker anymore (quit gaming when my kids were born a few years ago, don't need to o/c anymore atm)

    Thanks in advance for all advice and opinions
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       25 Oct 2015 #2

    Welcome to the forums papa2jaja While the newer generation cpu's are not rated at a much faster speed, the are very powerful. They can handle a heavy workload without breaking a sweat so to say. You can multitask and run several intensive programs, for example you could run Prime 95, while at the same time run a benchmark program.
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       25 Oct 2015 #3

    1366 socket is epic, I wouldn't change it.
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  4.    26 Oct 2015 #4

    From the benchmarks I've seen like cinebench R15....a I7 6700K is around 50% faster clock per clock, meaning a hexacore 1366 xeon is about the same score in multi threaded apps at the same clock speed.

    That being said i still have mine X58 rig, despite having bought a X79. Just put a cheap Xeon hexacore in there and call it a day
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  5.    26 Oct 2015 #5

    Thank you for the replies and the advice.

    After 6 years of frequent use I thought it's time to get a new system before the old one stops working. Also I thought that probably after 6 years the new systems would probably be twice as fast as mine , and that speed increase would be a nice thing to have in Lightroom, for example . But based on these benchmarks it seems that while the access to the SSDs would get faster and USB3 is also nice to have, the pure speed at which programs run is only increased by 35% as compared to my current system .

    I decided to post this question here , because I was very surprised and wondered whether I had missed something important.

    Thanks again for your replies. Maybe I will simply continue to use this system until it stops working, and upgrade at that point.
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  6.    26 Oct 2015 #6

    Joshy, I read about the Xeon option. Do you have advice for me as to which Xeon would be the right one for me?
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  7.    26 Oct 2015 #7

    Personally i bought a X5650 for 60usd on ebay, it does 4GHz easily, just make sure you're motherboard is compatible with Xeons, most are, some motherboards like the early EVGA's are not prepared for dual qpi cpu's and need a little mod to work, most motherboards just need the latest bios and will run without problems.

    L5640, X5650, X5660, X5670, X5675, X5680 and X5690 are pretty much the same cpu, only difference is binning and higher stock multiplier.
    Last edited by Joshy; 26 Oct 2015 at 18:44.
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  8.    01 Nov 2015 #8

    Thank you for your help. I went out to find a Xeon, but the used ones looked quite used, so I was a tad worried and postponed my decision. Two days later, my i920-system broke down. 3 beeps, cannot read memory, and I could not find out the cause. Even the bare mobo with only CPU and one RAM module inserted produced those 3 beeps. So I went and bought a Skylake system (6700K). Luckily, the speed advantage in the software I use (Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop) is substantially better than those reviews had indicated. It's not worth that much money to me, but at least I got a little more than just a "new" system. Some procedures in LR are more than twice as fast as before (probably also due to the faster SATA), that is at least some consolation. Thanks again to all for your help and suggestions!
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  9.    01 Nov 2015 #9

    You did good, but for the same price the I7-5820K would had been my choice :)
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  10.    01 Nov 2015 #10

    Joshy said: View Post
    You did good, but for the same price the I7-5820K would had been my choice :)
    True but a total 1151 setup is cheaper to build overall than a 2011-v3 is.
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