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Is it worth upgrading my CPU for an i7 or i5?

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July 18, 2010 3:23:37 PM

Hey everyone,

I am looking to upgrade a few things in my PC mostly for gaming. I have an Intel Quad Q6600 CPU that I am unsure about keeping. I have to upgrade my Radeon 3870 and get a PCI express 2.0 supporting mobo anyway so I am wondering if I should upgrade my CPU in the process. I have heard that most games don't take advantage of quad core CPUs yet and that the performance level of CPUs nowadays isn't that relevant in terms of game performance. I do not know how much of this is true but I would like to find out. Should I upgrade my Q6600 to something newer or just stick with it? Thanks.

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July 18, 2010 3:38:15 PM

im asking myself the same question in my latest thread... you should check it, for some of the info might be of help to you...
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July 18, 2010 3:44:13 PM

well keep ur Q6600.... u will not benefit from going to I series, because games really don't use Quads right now ( exceptions r there though ). like GTA4 uses Quad core.....
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July 18, 2010 3:46:28 PM

yeah, just upgrade ur GPU now. that should suffice...
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July 18, 2010 3:49:07 PM

hey just wait till 2011... there will be Intel's latest microprocessor family, code-named Sandy Bridge..... then update whole machine.....
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July 18, 2010 3:50:38 PM

...and AMD's Bulldozer...
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July 18, 2010 3:52:05 PM

ya that too.... :bounce: 
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July 18, 2010 3:53:31 PM

i wonder wat i should save up for... the bulldozer or sandy bridge...???
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July 18, 2010 3:56:43 PM

p4nz3rm4d said:
i wonder wat i should save up for... the bulldozer or sandy bridge...???

well only time will tell friend........
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July 18, 2010 6:07:38 PM

Hey thanks a lot guys. I did not expect so many replies so fast. I am definitely glad that I can save at least some money.
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