i7 3770 vs 3820 for photoshop?
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jzucker
Registered: Jan 07, 2002
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Looks like the 3820 has slightly better specs. Is it worth paying $400 more for a computer with the same configuration? i.e. will I see a difference in performance in photoshop?



WAYCOOL
Registered: May 15, 2004
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The boost from Ivy over Sandy probably cancels out the extra cashe. I would get the I7 3770k and run it at 4.4 save your $400 for something else.



jzucker
Registered: Jan 07, 2002
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thanks!



jzucker
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what do you think of this ? http://www.costco.com/Dell-XPS-8500-Desktop%2c-Intel%C2%AE-Core%E2%84%A2-i7-3770-3.4-GHz.product.100011674.html



Greg Campbell
Registered: Jan 10, 2004
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jzucker wrote:
what do you think of this ? http://www.costco.com/Dell-XPS-8500-Desktop%2c-Intel%C2%AE-Core%E2%84%A2-i7-3770-3.4-GHz.product.100011674.html


PMJI,

This doesn't even have an SSD. Adding one will do far more for system responsiveness than any CPU increase.
The video card is fine for PS, but is a $45 item that will not run modern games worth a pinch.

IMO, it seems rather overpriced for a monitorless box.



jzucker
Registered: Jan 07, 2002
Total Posts: 2346
Country: United States

Greg Campbell wrote:
jzucker wrote:
what do you think of this ? http://www.costco.com/Dell-XPS-8500-Desktop%2c-Intel%C2%AE-Core%E2%84%A2-i7-3770-3.4-GHz.product.100011674.html


PMJI,

This doesn't even have an SSD. Adding one will do far more for system responsiveness than any CPU increase.
The video card is fine for PS, but is a $45 item that will not run modern games worth a pinch.

IMO, it seems rather overpriced for a monitorless box.



i'm planning on adding a 256GB SSD. I know the video card is crap. I have a nvidia quadro 2000 i can put in it but I'm wondering if there is something better.

In terms of price, can you point out anything with a better price/performance ratio?