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Worth it to upgrade X4 B55 ?

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Hi everyone!

I currently have the following system:

GA-MA790X-UD3P
Phenom X4 B55 @ 3.7 GHz
Asus ... GTX560
8GB DDR2 Kingmax

I would like to know if it would be worthwhile to upgrade it to an Intel (considering that for gaming afaik it dominates right now) 4670k?
I know we can't see the future of next gen and how power hungry the games will be, but considering that Intel's 4670k seems to be the processor with the best value for gaming, I can't really buy anything more powerful without going nuts with my budget.
My budget's around $500-600.

Thanks for the help!
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To say you're on AM2+ based system you would certainly notice a big increase in performance with either an AMD Vishera chip or Intel 4670K, along with doubling your current memory speed.
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