Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by AthlonX2, Jul 29, 2010.
yup that ^ or an bulldozer will be the next upgrade for me
I've owned, in chronological order -
Pentium D 805
X2 6000 Windsor
X3 8750 BE
and now I'm on my favourite by a freakin country mile, an i5 - 2500K I love it but I need a decent graphics card, an SSD, 4G more of RAM and a nice 24" monitor to really finish my build the way I want it.
Bulldozer will be my next aswell in about 2 years
yes well I'll need to be putting some money away for a wee while before I can upgrade again Bulldozer will require an new mobo and ram neither of which is cheap here in NZ bastard retailers think just because we are at the arse end of the world that they can gouge our wallets for new tech the BASTARDS and etailers are just as bad aswell they get an e
In that case I'd suggest anger management
im still battering my q6600 to death not killed it yet despite 3.6 taking 1.58 volts to stay stable, im actually thinkin of holding out 2 years myself lol to see how bulldozers go plus i could prob do a better gfx card next just really like the 5870(at 1050 `1300 its got some grunt)
expecting dx11 crysis 2 to ring the death bell:shadedshu
i7 2600 (soon to be 2600k due to stupid store mess up)
Core 2 Quad Q6600
LOL yeah I could proly do with some anger management but it really is just shocking for new tech here even old tech doesn't drop in price as fast other places in the world I've seen
since I voted I have upgraded my Q6600 to a AMD 1100T x6
Looks like a lot of poor people who can't afford an i7 and get Phenom II knock-offs instead.
And don't feed me your crap about how good Phenom II's are: Lowest i7 versus best Phenom II
But no harsh feelings, I just can't wait until Bulldozer is released and see how much of a let down it'll be.
Intel Pentium 233
AMD K62 450
AMD slot A 700
AMD Athlon xp 1600+
AMD Athlon xp 2100+
AMD Athlon xp 2500+
AMD Athlon 64 3400+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
Intel Pentium e6300(Wolfdale)
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE
Intel Xeon w3570
Intel i7 2600k
thats 8 threads vs 4 dont turn this thread into a flame war
To be fair, when a lot of us bought the Phenom II platforms, they were the best bang for the buck.
Some of us have other interests besides computing, we need to spread our $$$ around.
With that being said, current i3/i5 processors make the Phenom line a lot less attractive.
The AMD platform still has some pluses, like backwards compatibility, no need for nforce for multi-card setups. (Which introduces huge latency, especially if you run a raid card with SSDs.) So you can still put a decent reg together for pretty cheap, providing you are upgrading and already own parts of the platform.
The drawback is weaker CPUs. Doesn't mean much when it comes to gaming, but if you actually work with your computer for a living, the i7 is easily worth the extra $$$.
baaah wtf m8.. every time i upgrade my cpu it seems like im still years behind everyone else?!
LOL join the club am running an PII x4 940 the only way I'll be getting rid of that will be new mobo, ram, cpu for amd bulldozer but thats a fare way off for me as I'm gettin along just fine with what I have for now
ahh, just saw this post and I'm having Core i5 750, works at 2.66GHz frequency, so far so good!
intel quad-core q9400 2.66ghz i leep behind to but is still good
It does when you factor in multi card scaling and games which rely on a faster CPU for optimal framerates like GTA IV, WiC etc. That said, if you are running a Phenom II with a dated graphic card the biggest and most beneficial thing would be to upgrade the graphics card first.
Well, most users only have a single GPU, so that's not really a big deal.
Plus the people who are going to go for broke on a massive multi-gpu solution will usually pair it with an i7 anyway.
But for the everyday user, the AM2/2+, and AM3 platform get the job done and they 'feel' just as fast. Only in poorly coded, cpu-bound games do you really see a noticible improvement with a newer Intel rig.
Keep in mind, Intel didn't really have anything in the price range of the Deneb series for a long time.
If they had pumped out i5 and i3 earlier, a lot of people here would be happily using an i7-750 or an i3.
Heck, if I was gonna upgrade today I would go for a nice sandy bridge. But I'm holding off to see what Bulldozer is like first.
Sure, but the fact remains that they still maintain higher framerates, even with single cards at high resolutions. With new cards coming out, the gap is actually becoming alot more evident as they simply cannot keep up. Hell, I went from a 1090T@4Ghz to an i5 2500k at stock and I can tell you now, the i5 2500k "feels" tons faster
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Thank you for information about this cap means central processing unit. cap is a general hardware disk.voted. c2d to x6.
Not in the list: P4 skt478 Northwood 2.26gigs FSB533
Pentium M 1.7 Ghz.
Core 2 Quad Q6600 Overclocked and running stable at 3.2ghz, can't decide whether to upgrade to Sandy Bridge though.
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