I'm currently running an i7 970 (six-core) OC'd to 4Ghz and was wondering - Is there anything really worth upgrading to currently or on the horizon? I'm just not seeing anything.
I don't really do much gaming but do a lot of video compositing/editing and 3D modeling/rendering/animation so, yes, I'm only looking at hexa-core or beefier. The ONLY contender I can see is the 3930K and even that doesn't seem to justify the (total) cost vs performance gain.
So is there a single-chip solution worth upgrading to or should I just sit tight for another generation or two?
for what you would have to spend to get more performance theres nothing currently worth buying.
as you can see i have the 920 and i see no reason to upgrade that cpu atm. maybe in june when we get the benches for haswell but even then it may not be worth it.