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My systems specs are those below... I've been using this for some time now without any major issues to be honest.
Should i upgrade or wait for the next gen? Probably next October or something
What do you guys think?
post #2 of 8
There are many people like you, who practically answer their own questions. You said you have no issues, you are not sure if you even want to upgrade, and you are asking the public if you should spend money?

What would the upgrade accomplish? If you're already able to do whatever you do, there really is no point in buying anything else.

On the other side, if you just want to "waste" money, then you should upgrade right on the release of each time's gen, to get the most time out of the hardware. The reason behind this is that as you probably know, everything becomes old in a matter of a few months.

So it comes down to this. Do you want to buy something just because it makes you happy to buy new things? Then wait for the latest gen, and go for it. Else, just stay happy with whatever works right now.
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My systems specs are those below... I've been using this for some time now without any major issues to be honest.
Should i upgrade or wait for the next gen? Probably next October or something
What do you guys think?

From whats been written so far, looks like Haswell won't be that much of an upgrade over Ivy Bridge, raw cpu performance-wise. We have seen some really low prices during the black friday sales, $229 i7 3770k, and even $219 i5 3570k+z77 mobo deals. So i'd say its a good time to upgrade, you could wait 10 more months only to get 10% more performance, or grab the holiday season deals and enjoy it now. New rams are dirt cheap too, and those new low voltage rams overclock like crazy. If you have the cash ready, there are some really good deals out there.
post #4 of 8
If you want to upgrade, just wait till Haswell comes out.
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I agree if you feel your computer is running fine but you have an upgrade itch for some new tech it would probably be worthwhile to wait as haswell is just around the corner no?
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what makes you want to upgrade?
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Basically its like some others said, its just an itch to pull the trigger on something new. I keep on spending money on everything else except cpu/mobo/ram. Like a new screen, changed a couple of expensive keyboards etc etc mostly peripherals.
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From whats been written so far, looks like Haswell won't be that much of an upgrade over Ivy Bridge, raw cpu performance-wise. We have seen some really low prices during the black friday sales, $229 i7 3770k, and even $219 i5 3570k+z77 mobo deals. So i'd say its a good time to upgrade, you could wait 10 more months only to get 10% more performance, or grab the holiday season deals and enjoy it now. New rams are dirt cheap too, and those new low voltage rams overclock like crazy. If you have the cash ready, there are some really good deals out there.

This 10% your talking about, you got any links? It seems quite low and i surely wont wait 10 months just for that.
Edit : 10% over newest tech so im gonna guess allot more than what im currently using.
Edited by Webrider - 12/2/12 at 8:11am
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Originally Posted by Webrider View Post

Basically its like some others said, its just an itch to pull the trigger on something new. I keep on spending money on everything else except cpu/mobo/ram. Like a new screen, changed a couple of expensive keyboards etc etc mostly peripherals.
This 10% your talking about, you got any links? It seems quite low and i surely wont wait 10 months just for that.
Edit : 10% over newest tech so im gonna guess allot more than what im currently using.

Thats what intel says,
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Intel tells its partners to expect that Haswell should end up at least 10 percent faster than Ivy Bridge based cores at the same clock. These numbers are based on pre-silicon projections that Intel always does before it gets the working prototype back, but since we are some month away from the IDF 2012 in San Francisco, we are quite sure that we will see Haswell again, much closer to its final design, and we even expect to see Broadwell prototypes to hit at least one of the keynotes.

Intel also hints at enhanced based overclocking and end user tunability, which sounds promising to many enthusiasts. If all goes well for Intel, Haswell should be quite a nice piece of hardware once it ships in Q2 2013.

I read it on fudzilla some time ago. Can't really take Intel's word for it since there are no tests and theirs is just an estimation. Who knows what the performance gain is based on? maybe its just a new SSE instruction set and will only make a difference in limited number of applications. I'm expecting it to be more of an efficienct upgrade, just like 95W core i 2nd gen vs 77W core i 3rd gen. They want to get in the tablet and phone processor business, they reportedly have 10W Haswell chips on preperation for those.
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