Originally Posted by Z Overlord
yeah this has nothing to with Windows 8, more to do with the last few years the PC industry suffering
I think it also has to do with the power that PC have these days. I see computers all over the place with E6600's that are doing the job just fine yet. People and businesses aren't upgrading because they don't need to and if it isn't needed why stretch a tight budget even tighter to do so? Especially if the upgrade might not even be noticeable. Unless you are gaming or video editing...I don't think there are many other types of computer use that will see much benefit from a CPU faster than an old Core 2 Duo.
Even in the more intensive CPU applications it is still OK. Turn the clock back a couple years and I was upgrading my CPU because I needed to
. Not because I wanted to or I was bored...which is what my last two CPU upgrades have been based on, but because I was starting to have issues with operating software or compile times. The advancement in PCs is probably helping its downfall. Throw in the tablet craze and it gets worse really fast.