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post #11 of 20
Judging how the Phenom II quads are mostly outperformed in games by the i3-2100, The 2500K would dust anything Phenom related. In short, yes it's an upgrade of colossal proportions. DOOOOOOO EEEEEET!
     
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humm, depends on his resolution, his needs, although, just wait for next gen, it's out in a few months. Btw, 10 fps (however stated that) isn't much for changing a hole CPU + Mobo + RAM...
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post #13 of 20
odd. i run a 940be oc'd and i dont max it out in any game i play except for forged alliance. how ever i find my 6790 holding me back.. not enough memory on it.
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^ What he said, he won't see 50% boost... for over 400$ upgrade. He better wait SB-E or Ivy Bridge or Fixed BD.
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Performance gain will be huge, that phenom is pap, had one for a year and then got a 2500k, and i'm very happy, well worth the full upgrade.
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I'm sitting here right now thinking about tinkering w/ overclocking my GPU, then I think, "why?" My CPU would just hold back any OC'ing I accomplish on my 570. BTW, I'm not the kind of guy who needs the "latest thing." E.g., my DDR2, AM2+ system. When I bought this stuff it was a gen old, but just a gen. Now it's kind of 2 gens old, so my thinking is to upgrade to the next gen, that would now be a gen old... Make sense? I also buy old games. They are new to ME, but in terms of the present market, and probably most of you, they are so "last year." hehe...
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post #17 of 20
If you go by Intel's flagship architecture as generations, then you're three back, and I'm two... The 2500k is an amazing chip, even if it is hamstrung by Intel.
I'm pretty sure you'd get a decent kick of increase out of Bulldozer. But unless those rumoured task scheduler improvements prove to be true, then SB is the way to go.
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post #18 of 20
940 is a great cpu for it's time, i use to have one and i did not see much diffrent in sc when playing 940 to 2500k
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Post in the AMD BUILD LOGS section and the mod there will build you the best setup in the price range
post #20 of 20
You'll love the performance gain. And the overall upgrade.

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