I'm running on a home built rig with the following specs
1st gen Ci7 920 @2.67 ghz, 6 gigs DDR3 ram @1333, OCZ 60gig SSD, HD7870, 1tb WD Caviar Black, 750 WD Caviar Black, Corsair 750 watt psu.
This thread is probably a year early but I'll ask anyway. Does anybody see any games (we know engines & games get announced years in advance) or programs coming out between now and Skylake in 2015 that the above mentioned rig will struggle with?
I'm having no issues playing games today so that prompted me to skip Sandy and Ivy and I see no need to jump to Haswell as I'm running just fine on all accounts thus far.
But by next year I will want to upgrade out of habit so I want to know if I will need to go Broadwell or can I stretch it out to Skylake without games being too much for the old Nethalem to handle.
Again I know this is WAY early but maybe some of the folks here on Tom's have come across some info I missed. Thanks
i can tell you now that in future chips, they arent going to increase performance a whole lot. haswell is a tock, meaning a substantial increase in performance and a new architecture but then haswell is only about 5-10% faster than ivy bridge on the CPU side, compared to the 15% increase from westmere to sandy bridge
i can tell you that if you do upgrade to haswell or even ivy bridge, you will can expect from 60-100% more performance than the i7 920
you can always overclock your i7 to gain more performance
Got no interest in OC as I said my system runs games just fine now and is plenty fast still. The post was more about with the games and engines on the horizon, will this system last until mid 2015 when skylake is going to hit.
Gotta admit, it is depressing to see my I7 on par with and in some cases out performed by an I3 even if its a generation newer.