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Originally Posted by BazIn short, got Sandybridge/Ivybridge? You're good.
Originally Posted by KralnorI think you mean Core i5, not Core i7 :)
Originally Posted by GuilleAcousticThink I'm sticking with my Q6600 and wait for DDR4 to be released and used. I'd better buy an SSD than changing the whole thing (I do not game).
Originally Posted by Salty WagyuWorth upgrading from an OC'd i5-750 3.4GHz? I guess I can wait another generation if not, the Geforce 670 keeps me going ok for now, just have to turn Level of Detail down to medium sometimes in games as that's CPU intensive (Tomb Raider for e.g.)
Originally Posted by raysonjesus i going to get the amd fx6300 . it is half the price. really don't want to get amd since no micro-atx or mini-itx board but hell Intel you going to price your cpu's so high then..
Originally Posted by BindibadgiDDR4 is not likely to become a desktop product as JEDEC has only certified it for ECC server only so far. We're as likely to see GDDR5 for desktops as DDR4 right now.
If you thought the tablets, ultrabooks, and desktops of today already seem fast — get ready to be blown away.
Originally Posted by Corky42Yea because server hardware never makes the transition to desktops does it
You best tell these guys that they are wasting there time, other wise they are going to be wasting a lot of money :)
And you best get some emails of to the rest of the world as it seems they are all about to make a terrible mistake.
Originally Posted by SpreadieYep.
Some clock for clock performance and power efficiency improvements, but not a compelling upgrade.
Originally Posted by Corky42Especially as there is yet another socket change, i just don't get why LGA 1150 has replaced LGA 1155.
I mean would it have been to much to ask to just have 5 spare pins ?
Wait for Skylake is what i say, at least then it make buying a new MoBo worth while with DDR4
Originally Posted by fluxtaticNot sure what Intel or AMD could do to make it better, but this is why the PC market is starting its downward slide - how often over the last three generations have you seen something to the effect of "meh, my Core 2 is still competitive enough"?
For me, as an AMD sort, I'm not feeling a big urge to dump my Phenom II X3 - OC'd to 3.2, it feels snappy enough for most anything I use it for. It seems to crunch through massive Excel spreadsheets a bit faster than the first-gen Core i3 I have at work.
Next will likely be a VGA upgrade - my GTS450's a bit long in the tooth. By the time I'm really itching to upgrade my processor, Steamroller will likely be out and it will be time for an entire platform upgrade.
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