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I have three questions:

1. When is the release of Intel's Broadwell?
2. Can I still use it with a Z87 motherboard?
3. If yes, what features will I miss if I don't use it on a Z97 motherboard?

My problem is, a rich friend gave me a Z87 motherboard (Gigabyte Z87 OC) as a gift. Right now, I can't afford to get a Haswell processor, but I can at the end of this month or at the first week of May. What I am worried about is because Broadwell might come out, and if by that time I am using Haswell, I feel its a depressingly waste of money for me. So if anyone knows when Broadwell's coming out, let me know. I am gonna sell this motherboard I have and get a cheaper Z97 board.
post #2 of 10
1. probably december or 2015 sometime
2. no (like really, REALLY dont plan on it)
3. n/a

either sell it or get a haswell lol. i would get a haswell though because it's probably going to be an incremental upgrade. intels been concentrating more on the graphics upgrades. like really, who cares about that. most users just pop in a discrete card anyways.
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I'd just use the free Z87 and be happy.
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To be honest OP Broadwell probably wont end up being much faster than haswell, maybe 10% at max if it goes by current trends. I just buy a cheap haswell CPU and be happy with the performance.
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10 percent is huge. That being said haswell will suffice for years to come so I would just use it up
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10 percent is huge. That being said haswell will suffice for years to come so I would just use it up

Tell me your being sarcastic...

You can't possibly think a 10% performance increase is worth the cost of a new CPU and a new mobo cost since they add or remove a couple of CPU pins everytime meaning you need a completely new mobo every new series.
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Dude if you got limited to 4ghz on your cpu, you'd be pissed. But 4.4 is more reasonable right? If it gets a 10 percent increase it might as well be a free 400mhz. That is in fact a good jump up in speed
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Dude if you got limited to 4ghz on your cpu, you'd be pissed. But 4.4 is more reasonable right? If it gets a 10 percent increase it might as well be a free 400mhz. That is in fact a good jump up in speed

Eh that doesn't make sense.

If your wanting 4.4ghz just overclock to 4.4ghz. That is free, but upgrading for the sake of a 10% increase clock for clock against the previous generation is certainly not free.

Imagine upgrading your gpu and it costing you like $400/$500 for an extra 6fps is your at 60fps with your current gpu. Would you say that is worth it?
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If you really want an upgrade skylake...if you want to keep what you have then think about delidding if your oc doesnt satify your expectatives
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Eh that doesn't make sense.

If your wanting 4.4ghz just overclock to 4.4ghz. That is free, but upgrading for the sake of a 10% increase clock for clock against the previous generation is certainly not free.

Imagine upgrading your gpu and it costing you like $400/$500 for an extra 6fps is your at 60fps with your current gpu. Would you say that is worth it?

yea but if you only had to wait a few months, and you could then get a 10% boost per clock, then that would be worth it. waiting isnt necessarily going to cost him anything extra either. keep in mind this is a situational thing, he doesnt already have the cpu. and he can just sell the motherboard if he chooses to wait.
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