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Anymore thoughts on this? The more I think about it, the more I am leaning towards haswell. Now that the upgrade bug has bitten me once again, I am finding it hard to hold back another 6-7 months.
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I agree with the previous posters. The AM3+ socket is only confirmed up to Steamroller, so it may be better to go with Haswell. The i7-4770K should be able to maintain good performance for a few years and some.
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If I was in your shoes with that hardware, there's no way I would wait for steamroller. Would of already bought a 3770K but if you want wait for haswell.

There's no possible way steamroller is matching or beating haswell but yes it will be quite the improvement over piledriver. I'm waiting for steamroller but that's because of how invested in AMD hardware I am. Switching over to Intel too costly for me when I've already got this nice motherboard waiting for steamroller.
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Thanks for the advice you guys.

I am leaning towards the 4770k as opposed to the i5. just to try and future proof as much I can. I plan to keep whatever I get for another minimum 5-6 years. 100 extra dollars wont break the bank really.
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Might as well spring for a 3930K now tongue.gif
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If you wanna talk future proof, the future is in more cores. Crysis 3 is the prime example of how games and their engines will be built in the coming years; scaling up well to more and more cores. The BD architecture is fundamentally a many-cores architecture, and with Steamroller, the major problem of feeding each core is solved.

Add to that the advent of the PS4 and Nextbox being built around what is an 8-core that's weak per core, meaning game devs will definitely start tackling the issue of multithreading in the very near future, and the potential for Steamroller is enormous.

But that's my opinion. If you can't wait for SR, Haswell's a good deal too.
     
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Originally Posted by M3TAl View Post

Might as well spring for a 3930K now tongue.gif

Haha, no way. That's too much money. smile.gif

Too bad I didn't come to this decision to upgrade till December-ish. I am reaaaaaally curious about steam roller. But the bug has bitten me and I am so ready to ditch my old parts. Not sure how much longer I can hold out.
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It may be true that in 3-5 years time a steamroller could potentially surpass haswell if everything does become highly multithreaded. But Intel can always add more cores to answer AMD.
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I have just purchased the Fx-8350 Pile-driver (vishera) and I'm not looking back, This CPU is the bees knees dude. Only cost me £150, I didn't need to do a Mobo upgrade (however I had the 990fx for the 8150 anyway) so of course I didn't. But even if i was running an old am3 board it would have only taken a BIOs update to get the piledriver working on a mobo designed for the AMD Phenom II series.

If your gaming then AMD is a great chip to be on, No game out there is going to use 100% of my 8350. NO GAME. So why spend the extra money on something else?

Get the new fast, elegantly cased & sexy 8 core fx-8350 and spend your savings on something like a 7970 or a 680. wink.gif
Edited by Ticklemehballlz - 5/17/13 at 2:14am
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Lol. AMD marketing team, is that you? buttkick.gif
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