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I know it's rather subjective, but would a jump to the Thuban 1100T show any noticeable difference in processing power?

I'm currently running the Phen. II 965 @ 3.7.

When would you guys decide to upgrade?

Was it ever known if the Thubans were supported on the ASUS m4a79xtd EVO motherboards I remember it was not supported.

thank you.
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The jump wouldnt be worth it to you less you need that hexcore for some reason. Otherwise stay with your current rig man its sexy.
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When would you guys decide to upgrade?
When there is something I would like to do that I cannot comfortably do with what I currently have.
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And what would you do with those two more cores OP?
    
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lol I was just wondering. Thanks for the provided tips and answers. I usually just game with my computer, but I do like having quality parts and power.

Now, this may be blasphemy bringing this up on the AMD section, but lol, what about upgrading to the i7 2600, the new sandybridge coming out in Jan9th?

lol
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I wouldn't have thought it'd be realistically worth the additional two cores, unless you hardcore rendered, to be honest.

Also, the Intel architecture is more powerful, in current lineup Vs current lineup and clock for clock, SB is due to be a very powerful lineup, so definitely consider it, but compare realistic application and scenario tests, before you jump in. See what kinda performance increases you'd get over what you have currently.

Also, Zambezi is out in the next few months, unless you can't wait that long?
 
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OMG, I like built my sig rig. computer just like at the end of Dec. '2010.

I got it setup, overclocked, aftermarket cooler, started buying games (WoW lol), and have been having a blast playing. It's runs everything perfectly, powerful machine.

GOD, I kinda stopped following the computer hardware, now I see ATI is not only on 5xxx cards, but 6xxx???? Then Nvidia is on 5xxx??

Now Intel is sandybridge, and what is the Zambezi??????

JEEZ, if I kept upgrading everytime something new came out, I 'd be so poor!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I'm upgrading from a 7850 to a 9850.

Sure, the 9850 is an old chip, but when I thought about the fact that I'm not a gamer and considered the types of tasks I normally do on a computer, I realized the 9850 is far better suited to my needs and the upgrade is very cheap.

If you have the money to burn, hop on the hex-core train asap! But realistically, consider what tangible benefit you will actually see for the upgrade and buy accordingly. How will your life be tangibly improved by buying that chip?

I remember when I cut the time it took to process a recorded song from 6 hours down to 1.5 hours. THAT was money well spent! A couple frames per second or a 2 second faster boot time? Meh... I'm sure you can find better value for your dollar elsewhere. But of course it depends on your situation.
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Sure, the 9850 is an old chip, but when I thought about the fact that I'm not a gamer and considered the types of tasks I normally do on a computer, I realized the 9850 is far better suited to my needs and the upgrade is very cheap.
I don't think the 9850 is quite bleeding edge enough for you. baha

Nahh seriously though, unless you can get the 9850 for significantly less than a newer 45nm quad or your board doesn't support the new 45nm Phenoms, I would go for a newer CPU. The old 65nm Phenoms are rather hot and hungry in my opinion, I have a 8450 with a stock cooler, yes I know it's stock but still, the fan spins nearly fullspeed every time you do anything more intensive than, say, check your e-mail (winter months are an exception though, we don't have central heating).
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