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Moving to SB would cost me about 50$. Do it ? Not do it?

If I don't jump on SB, my mobo and CPU will worth nothing when ivy bridge hits the market.

I'm mostly gaming.
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Not worth it really I think for just gaming. But if its only $50 and you wanna be the cool kid on the block with shiny new stuff do it. But I wouldn't expect a performance boost in gaming really.
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Moving to SB would cost me about 50$. Do it ? Not do it?

If I don't jump on SB, my mobo and CPU will worth nothing when ivy bridge hits the market.

I'm mostly gaming.
2600K is going to be 5% faster then a I7 950 Bloomfield and look what a 950 does to an X6 clock for clock. Dump the X6. There's not one test the X6 even comes close to the 950 in that comparo.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/100?vs=185
    
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Not worth it really I think for just gaming. But if its only $50 and you wanna be the cool kid on the block with shiny new stuff do it. But I wouldn't expect a performance boost in gaming really.
I would actually.

We gotta remember, AMD's K10 architecture, is nothing more than a tweaked version of the old K8 architecture from '03.

Lynnfield is substantially faster than any of AMD's Phenom II offerings, and many believe Sandy Bridge will be a good ~5% faster clock for clock (not to mention the incredible OC'ing potential of SB chips).

I'd go for it.

I'm picking up a 2500K as soon as they become available @ Newegg or Amazon.
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Moving to SB would cost me about 50$. Do it ? Not do it?

If I don't jump on SB, my mobo and CPU will worth nothing when ivy bridge hits the market.

I'm mostly gaming.
I'd say switch.

The x6 can't even beat current 1156 socket quad cores in most activities, how would anyone expect it to beat a CPU that's supposed to replace the current 1156 stuff

Make the switch and be happy. Besides, when games need 6 cores, Intel's quad cores will still be efficient to hold it's own against Bulldozer's 6 cores.
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You got a solid OC. There is always demand for AMD CPU especially considering its a X6 there will be always those that want 6 cores over 4. SB will be faster but i would upgrade only if u play to get another GPU.
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post #7 of 32
I would do it. Gaming, especially in cpu dependent games, should be better than the x6. To be honest, I don't know why you would buy an x6 if you were just gaming in the first place.. But anyways, I would say go for it.

If you fold though, you might want to think about getting the 2600k, as you could do bigadv WU's on it and get more ppd. That's why i'll be getting the 2600k.
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$50 more? sure why not lol
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I would actually.

We gotta remember, AMD's K10 architecture, is nothing more than a tweaked version of the old K8 architecture from '03.

Lynnfield is substantially faster than any of AMD's Phenom II offerings, and many believe Sandy Bridge will be a good ~5% faster clock for clock (not to mention the incredible OC'ing potential of SB chips).

I'd go for it.

I'm picking up a 2500K as soon as they become available @ Newegg or Amazon.
My Phenom II 965 ties the i7 920 in most games almost clock for clock. (i7 leads by maybe 5FPS tops.) Sandy bridge wont be that big of a difference game wise.

But I would still say go for it since its only $50.
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Just saw you want a 2500K. I'd still go for it.
    
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