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Poll Results: Are you getting Haswell this year, and upgrading from what?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 16% of voters (94)
    yes
  • 51% of voters (299)
    no
  • 7% of voters (45)
    from IB to Haswell
  • 10% of voters (61)
    from SB to Haswell
  • 18% of voters (110)
    from pre-SB to Haswell
  • 9% of voters (53)
    from AMD to Haswell
583 Total Votes  
post #161 of 358
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Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

920 still putting up great frames even when clocked at 2.66Ghz

No doubt. I have quite a few X58 chips. They'll hold their own for sure, although I believe it's mostly because the game engine scene has been largely stagnant for the past few years due to aging consoles. However, combine the lower power envelope, upgrades in USB/SATA speeds, integrated graphics if necessary, and huge overclocking headroom and it would be easy to justify an upgrade if you want one.

TL;DR: It hasn't been necessary to upgrade in a long time for the majority of users (X58 or 775 Quad is as far back as I'd go on the Intel side). However, there is performance to be gained in many different aspects by upgrading.
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post #162 of 358
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No doubt. I have quite a few X58 chips. They'll hold their own for sure, although I believe it's mostly because the game engine scene has been largely stagnant for the past few years due to aging consoles. However, combine the lower power envelope, upgrades in USB/SATA speeds, integrated graphics if necessary, and huge overclocking headroom and it would be easy to justify an upgrade if you want one.

TL;DR: It hasn't been necessary to upgrade in a long time for the majority of users X58 or 775 Quad is as far back as I'd go on the Intel side). However, there is performance to be gained in many different aspects by upgrading.

Im really just upgrading to Haswell for some new tech to play with. Yeah i'll score higher in benchmarks and such but its not that much of an upgrade.
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post #163 of 358
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I plan on getting Haswell and I'm going from a i3-530 to a 4770k.

You're in for a treat. Hell, even changing my i3-550 @ 4.6 GHz to my Xeon felt leagues better in some stuff, but mostly small gains.
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Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post

No doubt. I have quite a few X58 chips. They'll hold their own for sure, although I believe it's mostly because the game engine scene has been largely stagnant for the past few years due to aging consoles. However, combine the lower power envelope, upgrades in USB/SATA speeds, integrated graphics if necessary, and huge overclocking headroom and it would be easy to justify an upgrade if you want one.

TL;DR: It hasn't been necessary to upgrade in a long time for the majority of users X58 or 775 Quad is as far back as I'd go on the Intel side). However, there is performance to be gained in many different aspects by upgrading.

I agree. I plan to keep my Xeon and 2600k for quite a while, at least untill Haswell-E. Need to get a chip with 8 cores and 32-64 GB of RAM for BOINC, kicks and giggles.
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post #164 of 358
it's hard for me to go Haswell and I just finished a build a few days ago. (not mine)
I guess I could have held out for 4670K or something but without hesitation went with Ivy.
in the on-coming weeks I guess I will have to take it into consideration
for definitely not interested in getting one for myself, not right now.
I can always go 3770K first if I want a nice boost.
post #165 of 358
I guess the question is: Is it worth it to spend the money on a CPU and mobo to go from an i7 950 @ 4.2 ghz to a 4770k @ ~4.7 ghz for gaming purposes? I'm leaning towards buy a 780 instead lol.
post #166 of 358
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I guess the question is: Is it worth it to spend the money on a CPU and mobo to go from an i7 950 @ 4.2 ghz to a 4770k @ ~4.7 ghz for gaming purposes? I'm leaning towards buy a 780 instead lol.

Im doing the same. I really want to play with a 780 lachen.gif Hmm Maybe i'll buy that 980X i had my eyes on
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post #167 of 358
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I guess the question is: Is it worth it to spend the money on a CPU and mobo to go from an i7 950 @ 4.2 ghz to a 4770k @ ~4.7 ghz for gaming purposes? I'm leaning towards buy a 780 instead lol.
depends on your current GPU..
post #168 of 358
It's about time i upgrade my i7-940 is getting old.
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post #169 of 358
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depends on your current GPU..

I have a 7970 lightning. I just have all around better luck with nVidia cards; overclocking, and just general smoothness. The 780 from what I've seen is a significant upgrade from any 600 series or current offering from AMD.
post #170 of 358
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depends on your current GPU..

I have a 7970 lightning. I just have all around better luck with nVidia cards; overclocking, and just general smoothness. The 780 from what I've seen is a significant upgrade from any 600 series or current offering from AMD.
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