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Is sandy bridge still viable

Ok so I've seen some good deals on Sandybridge I5's recently and i was wondering if they are still good cpu's and worth buying?
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  1. Sandy bridge is still very good. It's definitely worth buying if you can get a good deal on it.
  2. Haswell has some added chipset features, a bit more performance per clock, and support for some newer instructions. If you can find a good deal on a Sandy Bridge CPU and don't need the Haswell chipset perks, Sandy Bridge is absolutely viable.
  3. hell yeah. the haswell isn't much of an improvement other the gpu part of it. If your a gaming your more likely have a discrete gpu and make half of the sandy bridge irrelevant.
  4. cheers, i wanted to ask before i made the plunge :D
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    I am still rocking a sandy bridge, I haven't really needed to upgrade yet. I can't see buying a new motherboard and a new cpu yet with a different socket and only getting minimal peformance increase.
  6. jcurry23 said:
    I am still rocking a sandy bridge, I haven't really needed to upgrade yet. I can't see buying a new motherboard and a new cpu yet with a different socket and only getting minimal peformance increase.


    same here
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