Originally Posted by Tippy
Unless you are a die-hard enthusiast who considers <10% more performance "obsolete" (<5% performance if we're talking gaming), that's simply not the case...at least as far as Intel chips go.
This ^ obsolete is far from 10-30% behind total CPU performance. Nehalem to Ivy Would do most anything anyone needed now a days, so i wouldn't consider it obsolete after a year. Hell i just got rid of my Phenom 955..
Originally Posted by Spritanium
Well, I consider a socket to be "obsolete" when there are no longer any new chips coming out for it. So I guess it'd be more like 2 years.
The longer I can stick with 1150 without it feeling outdated, the better.
While the socket may be done less there is a CPU with more cores on the same socket were you ever going to upgrade? I mean the way i see it at least is say you have a 3770k and a good Z77 board, whats it matter that the socket is dead if you have good working components, and got them for cheaper. I guess it's just a feeling honestly because it doesn't bother me that 1155 is dead yet that's what i inclined to run despite haswell. Partially because i could get the motherboard i wanted for much cheaper and i didn't feel like waiting for a small performance increase.Edited by Blackops_2 - 9/18/13 at 1:14am