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

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October 13, 2012 12:00:56 AM

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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October 13, 2012 12:07:24 AM

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 :) 
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October 13, 2012 12:15:20 AM

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!
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October 13, 2012 12:18:43 AM

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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October 13, 2012 12:53:27 AM

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October 13, 2012 8:41:12 AM

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