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many reviews have said the haswell is not a real upgrade to ivy users.

How about Bloomfield i7 950 users?
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How about Bloomfield i7 950 users?
that it is. goes without saying...


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post #283 of 352
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How about Bloomfield i7 950 users?

Im clocked at 4.4Ghz and i'm still upgrading to Haswell. No point in keeping 1366 anymore
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How about Bloomfield i7 950 users?

If the FPS is constantly dipping below your preference range, and turning down the eyecandy isn't helping, then yes.

If the FPS is good enough, then there's no need to upgrade.
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If the FPS is constantly dipping below your preference range, and turning down the eyecandy isn't helping, then yes.

If the FPS is good enough, then there's no need to upgrade.
upgrade could also mean power consumption... ivy-haswell have pretty much no difference in power consumption. bloomfield is a power hog.
    
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While some may take this as bad news; as a LONG-time pc enthusiast I'm actually glad to see it. This really is the beginning of a new epoch in hardware, one in which the stupendous improvements of yesteryear are finally over. Back in 2000-2006, every new generation / iteration of hardware was seeing at least about 20% improvements in some metric. That and everything was changing, constantly, all the time. Moving from DDR-DDR2, IDE-SATA, AGP-PCIE, etc, it was a constant juggle to keep a fast machine together, with the unfortunate early obsolescence of parts due to interface formfactor changes.

I'd say that since the introduction of Core 2, the easy hardware performance gains have been coming to an end. Lithography is reaching it's theoretical maximum limits; and CPUs can only scale so much. Now we're in the era of slow, incremental change. It's gonna be nice to have a machine built today that's still relevant in 2015... wink.gif

I couldn't agree more. It's not easy keeping up, I just want to buy something which I can keep together for a while - after getting things dialled in, and perfecting settings/playing around, news of the next generation is already surfacing. It actually distracts me from using the pc for what I built it for: gaming. I need to focus on the software rather than the hardware so much and upgrade when it is absolutely necessary. But damn, new computer tech is really cool!
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upgrade could also mean power consumption... ivy-haswell have pretty much no difference in power consumption. bloomfield is a power hog.

lachen.gif no it's not. Right now with 660's in SLI and a 4.4Ghz bloomfield im maxximg out at 550w in BF3 multiplayer.
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I couldn't agree more. It's not easy keeping up, I just want to buy something which I can keep together for a while - after getting things dialled in, and perfecting settings/playing around, news of the next generation is already surfacing. It actually distracts me from using the pc for what I built it for: gaming. I need to focus on the software rather than the hardware so much and upgrade when it is absolutely necessary. But damn, new computer tech is really cool!
pc enthusiasts seem to have to change most parts every 2 yrs. mid-high guys like me can hold on to them a little longer. i'm hoping when haswell drops to catch an ivy before it gets to the recycle bin.
if finances change then i'll just upgrade to haswell.
    
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lachen.gif no it's not. Right now with 660's in SLI and a 4.4Ghz bloomfield im maxximg out at 550w in BF3 multiplayer.
versus what if you're running an ivy...
    
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I'm clearly down with haswell, my 955 is way too old and it keep showing in recent games and even desktop, I've never really shopped for motherboard,so that's going to be a thing now. Since most board have all their feature cut down and soldered into the cpu I can't see why I should go on a high end mobo. Already got a sound card, so on board sound isn't really a think I should look forward. I guess the only thing left is power phase for better overclock, but does that really impact the OC much?
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