Rendering with Core i7 2600 or new Core i5

  1. Currently I have a PC with spec:
    MB Gigabyte GA-P75-D3
    Proc Core i7 2600 box
    DDR3 Kingston 12GB
    PSU Xigmatek NRP VC503 500W
    And dA GTX 760

    I will sell this computer then buy a new computer with a budget under $700. with newest PC like 1150 slot.
    But with budget under $700 (in my Country) might only be able to get Core i5.

    My question is, For rendering PC like AfterEffects, Cinema4D, SonyVegas, AdobePremiere, 3dsMax, (sometimes games), am I better stick with my older computers or with a new PC?
    Because core i7 have 8 threads while core i5 4 thread.

    Apologize for bad English.
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,559   +2,900

    Here is my thought, not to be taken as fact.
    Jumping one CPU socket will yield little performance gain. Especially when considering a lower CPU brand modifier (i7,i5,i3). If I was to upgrade my 2600K (LGA1155), I'd skip the LGA1150 and go for LGA1151. But then I'm still happy with my i7, so I'll likely skip LGA1151 as well.
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2015
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  3. Galih Gasendra

    Galih Gasendra TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sometimes I am still confused. Because view website, eg
    Core i7 2600 vs Core i5 4670 (for the same price in my country).
    focuse to the score
    8.5 vs 9.1
    65 vs 75

    The score difference is quite far.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,559   +2,900

    I tend to think upgrades are not worth the expense, unless there is at least a 50% performance increase. And your compromise dropping from i7 to i5 made me question whether you were looking to save a buck. And if so I'd say keep what you have.

    However if the 10% performance increase is worth an upgrade to you, by all means don't let my opinion get in your way. I was only wanting you to make sure you looked at the numbers before making a decision.
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  5. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 851   +201

    Are you running with the K model of the i7-2600? If so, I'd recommend grabbing a decent aftermarket CPU cooler and just overclocking it. You can easily get up to 4.4-4.6ghz on the 2600K and net some pretty decent performance gains. That would save you the money from moving chipsets and you could dedicate the funds that you do have to something else.
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  6. Galih Gasendra

    Galih Gasendra TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for your opininion brother. I'll upgrade my PC a few more years with more funding.

    Just i7-2600. Not K series:(.Waktu saya membelinya tanpa informasi yang baik tentang PC.

    The conclusion,
    Keep my old PC for few years.
    Thanks for your replay brothers (y)

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