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1055T => 2500K Upgrade?

Poll Results: Would you upgrade for ~$100?

 
  • 46% (35)
    Yes! SB will crush the 1055T
  • 53% (40)
    No! Wait for BD/2011/Whatever
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post #1 of 51
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The title pretty much says it.

I know there are a ton of these threads now, but my situation is a little different.

I have the opportunity to sell my 1055T + 790X motherboard for $200 cash - no shipping, no fees, no nothing.

I can then turn around and buy a 2500K + P8P67 at MC for $317 after taxes.

So, I'll ask:

Would the upgrade from a 1055T @ 3.85GHz to a 2500K @ 4.4-4.5GHz be worth the ~$100?
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post #2 of 51
Yes.. definitely, if you play games as well you'll notice a good increase in performance as most games wont utilize all the 6 cores in your 1055t.
post #3 of 51
not worth it. I think that the Sandy Bridge cpu's aren't worth it. Your limited by your mobo and cpu. If i were you i would keep the X6!
post #4 of 51
If you were gonna do it I would go for a 2600k but thats just me. Bulldozer might do exactly what its name says and make intel go crying home to mommy too.... we will just have to wait and see
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wait for bulldozer and THEN decide
post #6 of 51
Yes it's a definate upgrade, but that doesn't mean you have to. If you fancy a change go for it. I've thought about it, though it would cost me more as i'm on DDR2, and have decided (for now!) not to bother, as i've my had 1090T for 9 months now and i'm still really happy with it, which i couldn't say about my Phenom II X4 940.
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post #7 of 51
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Originally Posted by ph10m View Post
Yes.. definitely, if you play games as well you'll notice a good increase in performance as most games wont utilize all the 6 cores in your 1055t.
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Originally Posted by jach11 View Post
not worth it. I think that the Sandy Bridge cpu's aren't worth it. Your limited by your mobo and cpu. If i were you i would keep the X6!
Unfortunately, I never use the 1055T to it's full potential. The most intensive non-gaming activities that I do are the occasional autocad and photoshop. I never edit movies or encode/decode and I don't see myself ever doing so in the near future.

The one thing that I primarily use my desktop for is gaming, so I feel like I should focus my CPU on gaming, which the 1055T is not so awesome at.

I mean, right now, I get 60-70FPS in BF:BC2 @ 1920x1080, All High, 4xMSAA, 16xAF, HBAO On.

But people out there with i7-950's at 4GHz with GTX470's can punish that. I just feel that pretty soon, my 1055T is going to be worthless with BD coming out... so if there is any time to upgrade for a reasonable cost, it's now.

Thanks for the input though guys! Much appreciated!
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post #8 of 51
SB architecture is far ahead of Phenom II architecture. We're talking 32nm, cooler than Nehalem, overclocks to unbelievable frequencies on air cooling, and is architecturally faster than Nehalem.

Of course Sandy Bridge crushes 1055T in that aspect.

But the real question is, is it worth the upgrade for YOU? Only you can say that. I'm still running an Phenom II X4, and have absolutely no need or incentive to upgrade. My CPU games great, unzips files quick, and does everything I want it to when I want it to. You have a 6 core CPU, so you're even better off than I am.

In conclusion, I wouldn't upgrade. The 1055T is an all around great CPU, runs cool, is fast, and will only get better with time, as more programs will start to really utilize all it's cores. Stick with what you have, the 1055T is more than enough right now, and you're better off waiting for BD or whatever CPU Intel is going to produce after SB.
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post #9 of 51
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Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
If you were gonna do it I would go for a 2600k but thats just me. Bulldozer might do exactly what its name says and make intel go crying home to mommy too.... we will just have to wait and see
I would go for a 2600K, but that would cost me a LOT more than $100 to upgrade. Right now, MC's bundles make a 2500K + P8P67 combo only $300. If I were to go for the 2600K, I'd pay $280 for a CPU and then $150+ for a mobo. That's not a financially responsible upgrade.

Quote:
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wait for bulldozer and THEN decide
I would love to do this and I always tell myself that is what I'll do because I am content with my system right now, however, once BD drops, X6's will plummet in value.

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Originally Posted by purpleannex View Post
Yes it's a definate upgrade, but that doesn't mean you have to. If you fancy a change go for it. I've thought about it, though it would cost me more as i'm on DDR2, and have decided (for now!) not to bother, as i've my had 1090T for 9 months now and i'm still really happy with it, which i couldn't say about my Phenom II X4 940.
Yea, your situation is a bit different. I already have 8GB of DDR3-1600 ready to rock in a new mobo. It is literally a $115 swap for me. Obviously I'd also have to reinstall windows and rebuild my loop too... so that does factor in.

I, too, am happy with my X6. But I also know that it's going to be worth a lot less in April when BD hits the market.
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Originally Posted by AK-47 View Post
wait for bulldozer and THEN decide
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