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Today a 500$ PC has the power of a 2500$ PC from ten years ago

Ten years ago? Very modest. More like 7 years ago, although because of architectural differences, higher VRAM standard, and lackluster multi GPU support in many games, the $500 modern PC would be superior in most modern games.
 
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Ten years ago? Very modest. More like 7 years ago, although because of architectural differences, higher VRAM standard, and lackluster multi GPU support in many games, the $500 modern PC would be superior in most modern games.

Yeah, I didn't want to risk exaggerating, you know how sensitive people on OCN are these days biggrin.gif
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Ten years ago? Very modest. More like 7 years ago, although because of architectural differences, higher VRAM standard, and lackluster multi GPU support in many games, the $500 modern PC would be superior in most modern games.

Meh, 7 Years ago for $2500 you had 2 x GTX480 and Core i7 920. Now for $500 you have GTX950 with a Intel Pentium.
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Meh, 7 Years ago for $2500 you had 2 x GTX480 and Core i7 920. Now for $500 you have GTX950 with a Intel Pentium.

7 years ago = 2008. GTX 480 came out in 2010. Also, so many games, even modern ones, only use 1-2 cores so today's Haswell i3's would decimate the i7 920s in many games.
 
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7 years ago = 2008. GTX 480 came out in 2010. Also, so many games, even modern ones, only use 1-2 cores so today's Haswell i3's would decimate the i7 920s in many games.

Core i7 920 will decimate a Haswell i3 in todays games. Games use 4 core a lot now. I am not talking 2.66GHz Core i7. I am talking 4-4.2GHz because after all it's a 2.5K PC.
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Core i7 920 will decimate a Haswell i3 in todays games. Games use 4 core a lot now. I am not talking 2.66GHz Core i7. I am talking 4-4.2GHz because after all it's a 2.5K PC.

Yeah I was considering the i7 920 running at 4 GHz. As of 2015 we are indeed seeing more and more games using 4 or more cores, although you'd be surprised how many are still using only 1-2. My favorite 2015 games so far, SOMA and Tales of the Borderlands, only use 1 or maybe 2 cores.

I'm actually interested in seeing comparisons between a 4 GHz i7 920 (or equivalent) vs Haswell i3 with turbo mode, in games that do use 4 cores or more. I think the results would be a lot closer than you think. gamegpu might actually have such benchmarks.
 
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Core i7 920 came out in the end of 2008, I don't think many 2500$ builds included it at that time.
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Core i7 920 came out in the end of 2008, I don't think many 2500$ builds included it at that time.

Well we are at the end of 2015. But to make the comparison more fair it's better to use the i7 920 than the Core 2 Quad Q9650. redface.gif
 
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I currently use a Xeon X5675 which has basically same IPC aw i7 920, both on Nehalem architecture. I typically run 4-4.2Ghz for 24/7 and It slices through any game like butter. I've been playing Battlefront Beta with every setting on max at 1080P. This is on an old 7950. Game stays at 50-60 FPS. Just because the hardware is older doesn't mean it's incapable. In fact, it never a linear comparison to look at how many years old vs performance. Just look at the difference between Skylake and Sandy Bridge in games. Hardly any, at all. Yet how many years apart?
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I currently use a Xeon X5675 which has basically same IPC aw i7 920, both on Nehalem architecture. I typically run 4-4.2Ghz for 24/7 and It slices through any game like butter. I've been playing Battlefront Beta with every setting on max at 1080P. This is on an old 7950. Game stays at 50-60 FPS. Just because the hardware is older doesn't mean it's incapable. In fact, it never a linear comparison to look at how many years old vs performance. Just look at the difference between Skylake and Sandy Bridge in games. Hardly any, at all. Yet how many years apart?

Gaming performance (thread for thread, clock for clock) is noticeably better on SB and above vs Nehalem. I'll check gamegpu later for Nehalem vs Haswell i3 benchmarks in games that have good multicore usage.
 
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