So how do we all feel now that they are using the i7 setup that most people don't have yet?
I used to feel the same as when I had a 2.8 Northwood compared to an Athlon X2. Now, I feel like a K62-450 compared to a Pentium III.
as a pentium 4 user i feel the same like people are using C2D
As a Pentium 4 user, you should feel the same like people are using a Phenom.
An Athlon X2 4600+ was a great upgrade from my old Northwood. Almost anything today is a great upgrade from a Prescott.
Hope you can upgrade soon. I noticed a big difference in going from single to dual core, and then noticed a smaller, but still real, difference in going from a dual to a triple -- but mostly in non-game apps.
For some reason, my sig doesn't appear when I post on break from work. I have:
8750 on a Gigabyte 780G board with a 3870x2, an Antec Nine Hundred case and Antec Neo 650 PSU, 2 gigs Kingston DDR2 800 and several legacy SATA 1 drives with one legacy IDE drive on a PCI controller card. Still using a 17" CRT too.
It's amazingly slow compared to a Nehalem, but it can hold it's own against similarly priced Core 2's (though Core 2 quads beat it too). I'm also using Vista with SP1 and I like it better than XP. Am I insane, or what?
Can't wait for the 45nm Phenoms, though what I want to see are 32nm SOI Phenom's rumored to arrive in late 2009.http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/11/11/amd-announces-move-32nm
Before anyone comes back and says "that's the Inquirer..." note that I said "rumored". When is AMD going to finally ditch SOI and go to high K?