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I use my rig mainly for gaming only at 1080P. Will my processor last me until the end of 2013 or so? Or will a Bulldozer upgrade show major performance gains?

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I use my rig mainly for gaming only at 1080P. Will my processor last me until the end of 2013 or so? Or will a Bulldozer upgrade show major performance gains?

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it will last you if gaming is your use til mid 2012 depends on how gaming will evolve around that time..so far no games has ever utilized more than 3 cores for gaming(except GTA 4)..just wait till Bulldozer matures with variants and also the parts that go along with it..
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it will last you if gaming is your use til mid 2012 depends on how gaming will evolve around that time..so far no games has ever utilized more than 3 cores for gaming(except GTA 4)..just wait till Bulldozer matures with variants and also the parts that go along with it..

Assume I have 4 GTX 580s, I will get a video upgrade if need be.
    
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Assume I have 4 GTX 580s, I will get a video upgrade if need be.

There is not telling how fast games will advance in the next couple of years, you have a hexcore , i imagine you will be fine and 1 580 would be more than enough for gaming in just 1080p. You should be fine especially when just gaming.
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I use my rig mainly for gaming only at 1080P. Will my processor last me until the end of 2013 or so? Or will a Bulldozer upgrade show major performance gains?

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The only thing i could see upgrading is maybe to 6 or 8 gigs of ram, even now though 4 is definitely the standard it seems especially with just gaming. RAM is sooo cheap no reason to not really have more in my opinion. teaching.gif
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Assume I have 4 GTX 580s, I will get a video upgrade if need be.
well for sure either 2 GTX 580's can do decent gaming on 1080p upto 1200p(the 3gb variants do more than the 1.5gb ones on 1200p) so no need for 4 ATM..

if you are still on the 5870 on your rig..either you do a Xfire or sell it and get a decent 580 or 6970(whichever you prefer buying) and save up til mid 2012 or early 2013's..
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^ lol wut?

OP: Wait for some actual benchmarks.

Since you'll need a new board either way, go with whichever cpu performs best in your price range.
    
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^ lol wut?

OP: Wait for some actual benchmarks.

Since you'll need a new board either way, go with whichever cpu performs best in your price range.

what do you mean lol wut??teaching.gif

you all do want to wait for benhes to come out but hell yeah AMD isn't providing one bit of single TRUTH..so shed me some light..
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Even if Bulldozer is a nice jump in performance (which who wouldn't want to see smile.gif)...you're going to be fine for quite some time dude, seriously.
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Originally Posted by kairi_zeroblade;12502709 
well for sure either 2 GTX 580's can do decent gaming on 1080p upto 1200p(the 3gb variants do more than the 1.5gb ones on 1200p) so no need for 4 ATM..

if you are still on the 5870 on your rig..either you do a Xfire or sell it and get a decent 580 or 6970(whichever you prefer buying) and save up til mid 2012 or early 2013's..

Good advice. biggrin.gif
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