Originally Posted by 8-Ball
Just to set things clear, there will be a decent increase.
You'll see a bigger increase in CPU dependent games.
Just Cause 2?
I heard is a horrible port.
Cryostasis, Crysis, and Metro 2033 are all GPU dependent games, and mind you, poorly optimized.
I know GPU matters more but I am sitting on a 570 right now and will probably step up to the 580 before my 90 day window closes. My motherboard is not SLI though so I think getting the i5 2500k/2 way SLI capable mobo/DDR3 ram now for less than $500 now is a good choice. If I had SLI mobo I would for sure get a second GPU.
I will not fork over $1000 for a 6/8 core cpu I wont need, $300+ motherboard when these p67 with x8 x8 SLI will perform the same, and quad channel memory when ivy bridge releases. Just my reasoning behind upgrading now.
I also do play Starcraft II and my cousin & brother are trying to get me back into WoW so those games would benefit a lot from a CPU upgrade.
Should have gone with x58/i7 from the start rather than cheaping out with the AMD cause right now I would not even contemplate upgrading to Sandy Bridge and could instead put the money towards another GPU....