Originally Posted by SCollins
Originally Posted by Brutuz
Yet the difference between a Q6600 G0 at 3.8Ghz and a E8500/E8400 at 4.5Ghz in modern gaming will have the Q6600 on top, I owned a E8300 and a Gigabyte P43 that couldn't get above 400FSB, was a great PC but dual cores are just too damn slow these days, even the latest Pentium dual cores struggle, you really do need HT.
yeah, HT , making a bad situation worse.
HT has improved a lot since the P4 days, these days it generally improves performance bar a few synthetic benchmarks/stress tests, the difference between a 3770k and 3570k is virtually nil at the same clock speeds, but once games start using more than 4 cores effectively the FX-81*0s, FX-83*0s, 2600k/2700k and 3770k are going to pull ahead of the i5s, etc.
Think of it like this, an i5 3570k will give you roughly the same performance in 5 years as it does now, maybe a bit higher, but a 3770k or FX-8**0 will only improve as games use more threads. (Which they will, as graphics are getting harder and harder to improve, devs are going to move to using physics and great AI to show off now)
I really can foresee the CPU becoming the major limitation by the end of the PS5s lifetime, assuming that we hit 4K and don't increase TV resolutions higher.