There is a new flagship chipset (Z68, quad channel mem) /and new cpu (SandyBridge-E) format (6 and 8 core cpus, socket 2011) coming out soon, perhaps next mopnth; however, I don't expect it to drastically outperform socket 1155 on a 'clock for clock' basis, save for perhaps in very mem bandwidth sensitive benhmarks. Games, it will probably give the new socket a slight but insignificant edge.
However, I'd expect the new CPUs to be priced at $500/$750/$999 when they arrive, with mainboards likely at $250-$350, making them a cost prohibitive methods to gaining 2 frames/sec during high res gaming.
Thank you very much for your info. But my budget is only $1100 for the total system, so $500 for a CPU is not going to work for me.
I planed to build a PC around June when I find out the performance of Bulldozer. But after reading today's article
, my question raise again. Should I just build one in June with 2500k (or Bulldozer) and 6950, or should I wait until the end of the year? I don't have new build often; my current 4-year-old build is a Core 2 duo + 8800GT. It's really hard for me to make this decision.