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CPU ASUS P67 Pro - Socket 1155 - Best CPU?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by AlexB, 11 May 2013.

  1. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    Hey chaps.

    I have a Socket 1155 motherboard, the ASUS P67 Pro. I am currently running a 2600K, but want to upgrade it. What's a good high-end CPU that I can chuck in for a nice speed boost?

    Dare I risk asking what is the best CPU for the board? Or is it worth upgrading the board AND cpu at the moment?

    Cheers,
    Al
     
  2. kirk46

    kirk46 Cheesecake Nom Nom

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    TBH mate you may as well keep the 2600k its not worth upgrading.

    OC it higher if its not already :D

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  3. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    The best CPU for your board is the one you currently own. Or i7-2700K for a "nice" 100MHz boost, which you can do on your CPU anyway (and much more).

    Ivy Bridge (Core i7-3770K) is pointless for you, because PCI-E 3.0 won't work on your board, and there is no other reason to go for Ivy Bridge.

    Haswell is not out yet, and it will need a new board anyway in exchange for a small performance increase.

    In short, if you want to upgrade, upgrade something else, your board and CPU is fine.
     
  4. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    Poop. I get **** framerates in lots of games, thought it might be a bottle neck, since its fairly old now.

    Cheers guys.
     
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    What do you mean by 'poor' and what games and what settings?
    Are you running overclocked?
     
  6. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Based on your signature spec something is amiss if you are getting **** framerates in alot of games.

    What games? What settings? Anything changed in your system lately which could cause a conflict?

    At 1080p you should be able to max pretty much every game out there with acceptable framerates.

    For the original question there is no CPU you can upgrade to that will offer a meaningful performance boost. Just clock that puppy up and wait to see what Haswell brings.
     
  7. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    ...unless you mean Crysis 3, what's giving you cack framerates? I'd agree that there's proabably something amiss here!
     
  8. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    I agree with the above two posts - with that setup you should not be getting poor framerates... I don't and my CPU is a generation behind yours as well as being lower down the pecking order (i5 not i7) and I run everything on max settings if I can - BF3, TR etc all run fine at Ultra. This is unless you're gaming above 1920x1080 or running some massively CPU intensive games (of which there aren't that many)

    Edit: Ninja'd - in that case I agree with the above three posts! :lol:
     
  9. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    your CPU isn't the problem
     
  10. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Stupid question probably, but have you got things like chipset drivers etc installed properly? That system spec should not be sucking!
     
  11. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    The 2600K is still a decent chip and you shouldn't be running in to any issues in games performance because of it.

    I ran a 2500k with a GTX 680 2Gb card for a while, and was playing Battlefield 3 at 1080p Ultra with everything maxed at around 70fps, then when I overclocked the card I was hitting up to 100fps, and was with the 2500K at 4.6ghz.

    I swapped the chip out for a 2700K and overclocked that to 4.8ghz and the frame rate increased by around 5fps under the same settings.

    I then went to SLI'd 680 2Gb cards and at stock speed on the cards and a OC'd cpu I was hitting around 130fps under the same game settings and up to 170fps when I OC'd the cards.

    I am now running a 3930K and the 680 sli and the frame rates are still the same.

    I ran Crysis 3 at 1080p maxed out and I cannot remember the fps but I was hitting over 60fps on the 2700K with the 680 sli, and now I am still getting the same frame rate.
     
  12. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    Sorry guys, I forgot about this thread.

    I get bad framerates in older titles - rFactor for example. I was also getting bad framerates in newer titles like rFactor 2, project cars, etc.

    I run 3 screens so 5760x1080.

    Upgrading the sim-rig to a 680 seems to have helped, averages 50fps in the new titles and 100 in rfactor, over 25-30 in the new ones and 50 in the old with the 7970.

    I think I'll watercool it next and start overclocking.
     
  13. TaRkA DaHl

    TaRkA DaHl Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't worry about putting the CPU under water unless you want e-peen. I have had mine running at a solid 4.7Ghz on a Arctic Cooling Freezer 13, not exactly an outstanding heatsink. This was open air, no case though.

    The same chip I have had doing 5.2Ghz when connected to my old TRUE with a pair of Scythe GT1350s attached.

    Water would be a waste of time for the chip, virtually any air cooler will give you impressive speeds when you start tweaking it.

    Even the graphics card will do well without water, I would just start turning everything up slowly and seeing what you can get before spending hundreds of £ on stuff you may not need.
     
  14. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    at your res, you probably would have gotten better results with a second 7970 or a second 680 instead of just switching cards
     
  15. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    I had loads of issues with Crossfire and SLI with the old racing games so I can't go there.
     
  16. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    You would probably be better of getting a GTX Titan if you find the framerates are still to low but they are quite high priced around £800.
     

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