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Should I Get A New CPU?

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December 13, 2012 9:25:17 AM

I got my 8120 to 4.2 GHz, but should I just get something like a 3570k?

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December 13, 2012 9:52:57 AM

Depends what you do with it and when it's holding you back.
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December 13, 2012 10:03:59 AM

IF you're going for top end gaming and you don't have a budget then yes.

The i5 is faster but it's not worth swapping. IF you were asking which to buy I'd say i5 without a doubt.
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December 13, 2012 10:07:16 AM

I don't think there is enough of a performance difference to justify an upgrade from an 8120 to an i5. At very least I would say get an i7 3770 but if I were in your position I would wait for Haswell or go SB-E.
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December 13, 2012 10:54:34 AM


Yes.

AMD hates puppies.

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December 13, 2012 11:27:07 AM

Haswell might not be the light at the end of the tunnel, Intel have no reason to make it better atm.
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December 13, 2012 11:36:13 AM

Scott_D_Bowen said:
Haswell might not be the light at the end of the tunnel, Intel have no reason to make it better atm.


Until Piledriver launched, I would have thought the same. But maybe it changes things? While they've not caught up to the i7 in total performance or even the i5 for gaming performance, they've narrowed the gap by quite a bit. Maybe this will cause Intel to pull out one of the many tricks up their sleeves.
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December 23, 2012 2:40:54 AM

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