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Originally Posted by jvjh666This news really hold me back on upgrading to X58 or H55 or P55 or what ever so now...damn should i stick back to my q66 now?
Originally Posted by SchizoFrogWith very little being added or upgraded I doubt these chips will offer much better performance than current Intel chips apart from an improved GPU. As these chips are the better part of a full year away I would still think an upgrade to either i5-750 or i7-930 for the higher end or the i3-530 for the more budget minded to be very good upgrades, even right now with their current costs.
Originally Posted by runadumbDepends on what your upgrading from I guess. I don't see it being worthwhile for me to upgrade my Q6600 to one of these. Wouldn't see much a leap in framerates which would be my biggest draw, not a bunch of benchmarks. I am also hoping to get my TDP way down on my next machine, at least the idle TDP. Guess I will see how it goes towards the end of the year as another one thing I really want is a SSD and they are just to expensive right now. My new keyboard and mouse will have to count as my upgrade for now :)
Originally Posted by FarfalhoDespite of what Bindi said - which contributes to help us understand why Intel or others cpu manufacturers change their socket so much - we can't help but think Intel launches beta-cpu's and when they're selling, the R&D is finishing what should have been done in the first place before launch and then, new socket. I hope the performance gap won't be too much so people having X58 for a while or have upgraded recently won't feel tricked.
Originally Posted by MrGumbyBelieve it or not i was considering and update from my Q6600. ...
Originally Posted by deathtaker27i will be upgrading, but that is because my rig is really poor (not even recommended on BC2) so it will be useful, but why cant they just bolster their existing ranges? like the 775 socket?
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