I am thinking about building a new pc. I really don’t have a reason to build one, but with the newer chips out I just want one. What I will probably use this pc for is matlab and hand written code. The code has a few points where it uses a single thread but for the most part it is multi-threaded. I am currently running these on a laptop with one of the upper end su chips and it runs fine as long as I don’t do anything too heavy in matlab. The only reason I don’t use my desktop is because my laptop is newer and I can work on it anywhere. So do you think I would benefit more from an i7 or wait for phenom x6?
The whole reason for this thread is to help me decide if a new build is a good idea. Does anyone know of any benchmarks for matlab?
Other then the entertainment factor of building it I will receive little to nothing from it. I have been trying to create a reason to burn money, and it’s not working so well. Thank you for responding, I needed someone to reassure me that waiting was ok.