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4 cores will be good for gaming for at least a couple years. I hear what your saying though why get 4 when you can get 6 or 8!!! But you could always play the waiting game with computer hardware. Sometimes you just have to pull the trigger!!!
At what price though right?.......

Ive waited though the 1356 platforms and that was hard but i cannot argue with the price that 1155 platforms have.....and to have the possiblity to oc near 5ghz turns me on....
 
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4 cores will be good for gaming for at least a couple years. I hear what your saying though why get 4 when you can get 6 or 8!!! But you could always play the waiting game with computer hardware. Sometimes you just have to pull the trigger!!!
Yeah I get that. Just saying that his current PC is pretty good, but although he wants to upgrade now, he'll get better performance scaling in games with their performance-oriented socket and CPUs, and it'll be more futureproof. Quads are becoming the new dual cores, and although the current mid-range Sandy Bridge chips are the fastest ATM, he might be better off waiting for a few months instead of then dumping another mobo+CPU again to a different socket mobo + CPU because he wants extra 10FPS in whatever next game comes out.
    
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I think you'd still be better off waiting for their 6/8 core releases in a few months time with the new socket 13XX, they'll have more cores, better controllers/bandwidth: pretty much everything you'd want from an upgrade. I mean the FPS numbers you're describing now are far from unplayable. Just a suggestion.
for me they are.........i have tried turning off my eyefinity but it isnt the same better fps but not as good with one monitor than three.....heheheheh
 
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for me they are.........i have tried turning off my eyefinity but it isnt the same better fps but not a good with one monitor than three.....heheheheh
If you want to increase your minimum framerates you would be much better off getting a new GPU and selling your 2 6870s if you have the cash to spare. Although mid-range Crossfire/SLI setups do as well as the high end cards or beter at average/max frames, the catch is they don't put out the minimum framerates that one top-end card will as they consume more CPU bandwitdth and have some latency/overhead that the single fast card wouldn't.
    
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will the new socket be using DDR3 because i bought some ram already (cause of a great deal at the time) i dont want it to be a waste........dont get me wrong this upgrade wont happen overnight and i will still wait to see what comes......

but im guessing the price for the new platform will be to expensive.........
 
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will the new socket be using DDR3 because i bought some ram already (cause of a great deal at the time) i dont want it to be a waste........dont get me wrong this upgrade wont happen overnight and i will still wait to see what comes......

but im guessing the price for the new platform will be to expensive.........
Yeah they'll still use DDR3. And they won't cost too much, they have no competition now hence why they can sell for whatever price they want at the moment, when the Bulldozer and high-end Sandy Bridge i7s will be out the i5s should drop by a few bucks at least, as will the motherboards since they will no longer be top-end then.
    
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Yeah they'll still use DDR3. And they won't cost too much, they have no competition now hence why they can sell for whatever price they want at the moment, when the Bulldozer and high-end Sandy Bridge i7s will be out the i5s should drop by a few bucks at least, as will the motherboards since they will no longer be top-end then.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm well i will keep my eyes peeld......im thinking the 2600k will be enough for me though........decisions
decisions...............................
 
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Dunno if this might help but I had a q9550 2.8 ghz and went to 2600k 4.2 ghz. the system is noticeably faster. and the frames rates on games doubled. before on bc2 i used to get 30-50 now i get 60-90
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Sell your cards and get 2 6950's and you will have a Much better Eyefinity set-Up. At the resolution you are playing at you WILL need/want the extra Vram. Thats probably whats holding your setup down and will continue to do so no matter what you upgrade to. FYI that Quad at 4Ghz is Killer! rips some i7's a new one.
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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...s,2776-20.html

Just a quick example showing why 1-top end card is a lot better than 2 SLI/Crossfire'd mid-range ones.

As I said before, if you really want the best minimum frames, get a new GPU like a single GTX 570/580. Your CPU is not the bottleneck of your minimum framerates here, it's your 2x 6870s, I suggest you sell 'em.
    
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