Ok, i was wondering if would i see a big performance increase between these 2 CPUs... i know FOR A FACT that the i5 its way better, but its worth the money (i need to change the MoBo too), its MOSTLY for gaming, nothing CPU heavy stuff, so will i see a BIG HIT in gaming performance ?
Windows 7 Pro 64-bits
4Gb RAM DD3 1333Mhz
HD5770 1gb Saphire (OC)
19' (1280x720 @60Hz --> MAX)
would see a benefit... or should wait to see Bulldozers and Ivy Bridge perform ?, i wonder if i could still use this phenom for a year or 2, without needing to upgrade =s
NOTE: And no... i wont change my monitor, because i tend to use them till they die (wich should be a year or 2 from now), and i do have a FullHD 1920x1080 TV LED, but i dont know, i just LIKE to play games in that monitor
You'd have to check benchmarks of specific titles, but I doubt you'd see the sort of improvement (if any) that would even begin to justify the cost of that upgrade.
The biggest change in your overall experience would be from installing a SSD, even a 3Gb/s model. At your current resolution, a GPU upgrade would probably make little to no difference, UNLESS you specifically want PhysX, in which case get a nVidia card like a GTX460, or better, a GTX560.