Originally Posted by munaim1
Good luck on that, im not so sure if you ssd will help you there
but im in the process of improving the time anyway
Try beating my 32mb time
EDIT: be sure to check out the stable sandy club
Pi performance does increase on an ssd, same as pi times are better running on a hdd raid0 stripe.
Originally Posted by PanicProne
But I have to agree with Grunion.
It will be faster, but it won't blow you way. If all you did was benchmarks and heavily threaded professional work, then yes, the 2500k would be a nice improvement.
For gaming, you might see an extra 10-15 frames per second, if that.
I also upgraded from a Q9550 @ 3.8ghz, and while I am extremely happy with my rig, I know am fully aware that my Q9550 could have lasted me another 3 or 4 years if I wanted to.
4ghz+ 9550 to 4.5ghz SB, +5-15% in games.
9650 sli 570 +50-90% in games.
Even running a 9650 cfx 5870 still plowed through any game, BC2 regularly hit the fps cap, and rarely dipped below 100fps, same with my SB rig.
M2033 gained ~10 fps, same settings, but it did not make the gameplay any better.
Originally Posted by turrican9
Yeah, but my Q9650 rig would not have had the power if I wanted to go GTX 570 SLI (Via the SLI hack). Also, as an Enthusiast I like to have new things to fickle with.
Believe me, you'll still see a 50-90% increase in fps.
My only regret is getting a 2500k instead of a 2600k, number crunching needs extra threads.