I know a new mobo and cpu would be better but im going to just get the cpu and next time around replace the lot. Give it another year and either processor and my GPU will be struggling to keep up with the norm. This way I can make this rig last a bit longer while I save for a beast.
I thought about the 9750 but the 9850 is black ed so if i can find the 95w version (HD9850WCJ4BGH) i can clock it a bit.
Also has anyone done a similar upgrade? What was the performance gain like for you?
Clock for clock, K10 is ~20% than the K8, which translates to if you have games that only uses 2 threads, the difference of a 9750 @2.8Ghz and a 5000+ @3.2 would be close to nothing, however, with multithreaded games, you performance should jump at least 60%+. So it really depends on what games you plan to run. Though if you are planning to run future games like Crysis 2, Id suggest wait another couple of months and see the pricing then.
Fair enough, makes sense. I think ill wait for now.