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How long will an i5 3470 be solid processor for gaming?

Trying to decide if I should drop the extra money on the 3470 right now and stick with it for several good years as opposed to going with a phenom ii x4 965 and upgrading to haswell in a little over a year.
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    You should wait until Haswell next year. Switching from a Phenom II X4 965 to an i5 3470 will gain you a lot of performance, however, the Phenom II's are still very decent by today's standards and should last you another year.

    Long story short, I don't think the performance gains would be very satisfactory :)
  2. mocchan said:
    You should wait until Haswell next year. Switching from a Phenom II X4 965 to an i5 3470 will gain you a lot of performance, however, the Phenom II's are still very decent by today's standards and should last you another year.

    Long story short, I don't think the performance gains would be very satisfactory :)


    Really? I am actually fairly surprised by this, due to general popular opinion. But this is why I posted this thread. Good to know; thanks!
  3. You're very welcome! :)

    On a side note, be sure to pick up an unlocked Haswell CPU next year :) This way, even if you choose not to overclock, will give you the flexibility to overclock little by little every year to gain 5-10% performance to keep up with the newer CPU's :)
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