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post #1 of 7
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Hey guys!

My CPU works pretty well in optimized games, but a lot of games are not,
so I'm thinking of an upgrade will it really help me in games?

What are the options to go with? Will there be something around the corner that's coming out? Cos I don't want to buy something now then have something new come out and my CPU to become obsolete ...
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post #2 of 7
What are the options to go with?
i5 2500k. A breeze to overclock.

Will there be something around the corner that's coming out?
Sandy bridge-e (die shrink) and ivy bridge. They're coming out in half a year.
And of course, Bulldozer, but you posted in the intel section.
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post #3 of 7
That is the best you are probably going to do with the 775 socket...

Any CPU upgrade that would be worth it would be 1155 Sandy Bridge...Or if you can find a cheap 1366 board and 950 cpu, that would be a good upgrade as well.
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post #4 of 7
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Ivy Bridge = PCI - E 3.0 chipset?
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post #5 of 7
Ivy Bridge isnt due out for a little while...I mean you could wait...But not sure the point of waiting if you want to upgrade now...
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post #6 of 7
Like the others say: don't wait, jump on a 2500k with a new mobo and ram, and be set. You'll see a huge difference. And it won't cost you much at all.

Your stuff is always in danger of becoming old, but that's just the nature of the beast.
post #7 of 7
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I already did the mistake of jumping on 775 when I could of waited for 1336 around the corner and got stuck with a slower pc.

So this time around I won't make the same mistake twice and wait for the best architecture so I won't get stuck with obsolete pc in a few months.

I think ill wait for ivy bridge cos only game that gives me trouble atm is witcher 2. Because of lack of optimization but it will only take couple of days to complete so ill just limp along with 40 fps for a couple of days its not worth upgrading over 10 hours of gameplay, 99% of all the other games are crapsole ports that I can manage 60+ fps

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