Originally Posted by Zero4549
Originally Posted by Paratrooper1n0
That's not true with current processors. Get with the times, man. Yours will not last as long as current CPU's without an upgrade.
I'd love to see your processor last you more than 2-3 years and still be useful for modern use. Prove me wrong. People have been making the argument forever that "this last step is so much better that it wont become obsolete". Never happens. They will always
make something better.
Prove you wrong? Sandy Bridge+ and FX+. CPU's are made faster and faster. Software is slowing down because they have reached a point where they cannot make their software faster without irritating peoples eyes. For the average user any CPU will last them at a minimum of 5 years and a 4 core CPU will last them 10 years. As for video games, they have amazing visuals, and because of them, they are slowing down in graphical eyecandy. Though they have not slowed down in utilizing multiple threads. As for workstation software, that's really the only software that has not slowed down. Adobe Creative Suite for example is always utilizing newer hardware to go faster as it has not hit its maximum performance yet.
So for a gamer, an i5 will last them ~4 years from now. An i7 will last them ~5 years, maybe more. And an "8 core" FX will last ~5 years as well if not more for games as well. A 6 core Sandy Bridge i7-E will easily last anyone 5 years or more on the workstation side and lower.
Prove me wrong that they are going faster then they are saying they are.