Just out of curiosity I am wondering if there is a way to compare the performance of an old e6750 overclocked to some of the current main stream cpus. I use my system for gaming/general desktop stuff and I am wondering if there is that much of a difference in real world performance. I know in benchmarks the newer cpus will blow mine out of the water but my system still feels fast. I guess it will be time to upgrade soon.
I know that an email@example.comGHz bottlenecks the hell out of Gtx580. The video card averaged 55% usage while the CPU was pegged @ 100%. A q9550 helped but was still a bottle neck in some games. An i7 3820 is what I run now.
yeah I sure for high end gaming a newer cpu would make a huge difference. As for Windows 7/8 and application performance though I'm not so convinced. I really only play one game a lot at the moment and it uses an older engine.