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I am kinda caught in a dilemma here. After piledriver no other AMD processor will be manufactured for the AM3+ socket as steamroller is speculated for the AM4 socket. I am absolutely new to the whole intel stuff. Sorry for noob questions. Will the core i5 750 at 4ghz+ be equal to a overclocked quad core amd cpu?
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I am kinda caught in a dilemma here. After piledriver no other AMD processor will be manufactured for the AM3+ socket as steamroller is speculated for the AM4 socket. I am absolutely new to the whole intel stuff. Sorry for noob questions. Will the core i5 750 at 4ghz+ be equal to a overclocked quad core amd cpu?

Well, at least AM3+ can have one upgrade more, socket 1155 is dead after Ivy.

First of all, what will the primary use for the upgrade? If it is gaming, you could start forgetting about the CPU and instead focus on the video card. Most modern games are GPU limited, and CPU's aren't like in the past, they have eveolved pretty well, and they should not be the bottleneck for a good agming experience. You might want to read this article, they do face lots of AMD and Intel CPU's, along with an HD 7970.
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do what I did, upgrade to the highest quad your board will support, and get at least a 6950 - both second hand should cost you max $200 after you sell your components off.

That will be suffice for the next couple of years, then see what is available then.

A stock quad will be faster than your x2 at 4Ghz in most major recent titles like BF3.
 
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Thanks a lot. I guess i will wait till the release of PD then decide as gaming is all i need the cpu for:)
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Apparently in BF3 in the russian level if you're running dual-core one of your 2 buddies isn't even in the level. Within 2 years time i'd say quad core is going to be a must.

I'd say basically as soon as the "next" gen. of consoles release, as I'm sure they're all gonna have 4+ CPU cores.

As it is now, SWTOR, GW2 are 2 examples of games that will basically max out 4 CPU cores. In the case of GW2, I get 10 fps running on a single core, 20 on 2 cores, 30 on cores, 40 on 4 cores. Enabling and 5th and 6th core gives me the same exact FPS, only difference is the way the load is distributed across the 6 cores. IE instead of 4 cores @ 100% it'll run 2 cores @ 100% and the other 4 @ around 50%.

And of course BF3 will basically max out all 6 cores of my 1100T which is awesome because it really hows the true potential the CPU had for gaming.
    
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