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Final thoughts for Haswell chips?

My Yorkfield QX9650 just got another full year, maybe year and a half life extension until we see Broadwell and DDR4.

There is absolutely no reason to upgrade from my POV, as my current setup (QX9650+GTX 580) is more than sufficient to play SW:TOR and WoW, at 1920X1080 and ULTRA settings with reasonably good FPS without any stuttering or freezing.

Broadwell will probably be released at Q2,2014 when my Yorkfield will be 6.5 years old. That is an exceedingly long time to go without an upgrade, which basically shows that the era of huge performance gains from CPUs is gone.

Another point worthy of note is that I will be passing from DDR2 technology directly to DDR4 through Broadwell.
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My Yorkfield QX9650 just got another full year, maybe year and a half life extension until we see Broadwell and DDR4.

There is absolutely no reason to upgrade from my POV, as my current setup (QX9650+GTX 580) is more than sufficient to play SW:TOR and WoW, at 1920X1080 and ULTRA settings with reasonably good FPS without any stuttering or freezing.

Broadwell will probably be released at Q2,2014 when my Yorkfield will be 6.5 years old. That is an exceedingly long time to go without an upgrade, which basically shows that the era of huge performance gains from CPUs is gone.

Another point worthy of note is that I will be passing from DDR2 technology directly to DDR4 through Broadwell.

Yeah I agree, I'm not exactly an expert on processors and such but we'll need to move on from silicon onto something else if we want to see Pentium 4 to Core 2 Duo improvements again for example.
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Final thoughts are all around OCN. Please check for these existing thread:

Here are a few:

Haswell Owners: http://www.overclock.net/t/1398975/official-haswell-owners-thread
Haswell disappointment - http://www.overclock.net/t/1398372/disappointed-with-haswell-when-is-ivy-bridge-e-coming-out
Pre Haswell thread - http://www.overclock.net/t/1386033/poll-who-plans-to-get-haswell-this-year-and-upgrading-from-what
and many more....

Continue discussions in any of those threads, keep it clean and constructive.
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