Hey,Im just wondering if it would be a good ideah for me to go ahead and upgrade my 1GHz Duron to a T-bred when it comes out,or wait until the Hammer comes out?Would a Hammer actually help gaming performance alot,or is that more in the hands of the Graphics Card?
Duron 1GHz (Had XP1800 but I burnt it up)
Epox 8K3A Motherboard KT333
256MB of OCZ PC2700
Radeon 8500 (retail) (upgrading to R300 when Doom3 is out)
Hey,Im just wondering if it would be a good ideah for me to go ahead and upgrade my 1GHz Duron to a T-bred when it comes out,or wait until the Hammer comes out?
Depends. Do you want/need 64-bit computing? Do you do anything like compile jobs, raytraced rendering, or graphic artwork? If so, I'd say wait for Hammer. T-bred is likely going to be a value/transitional product anyways, rather than a processor to beat all processors.
Would a Hammer actually help gaming performance alot,or is that more in the hands of the Graphics Card?
That's more in the hands of the graphics card.
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Well it really depends. If you can hold off for another 2Q, then Hammer it is. If not you should go for the T-bred and get a 0.09u Hammer like 2H03. Also it looks like your mobo at least is pretty new, so it'd kinda be a waste to upgrade to a Hammer since you'd need a new mobo. As for the gaming performance, it's hard to say. Right now there's a lot of games that are CPU limited (like Commance4 and JKII). At higher resolutions, the video cards actually start to pull away from each other.
hmmm... right now I'm thinking that maybe you should upgrade to a Tbred (like a 1800+ or 1900+) when it comes out. That way you wont spend too much dough on something that will cost $10 less the very next week. Also, when the hammer comes out, it sounds like it will be pretty expensive. So if i were you I would stick with what you have right now, get the low ended Tbred and when they come out with ones with like a 3000 pr rating, i'd get that and then , maybe invest in a hammer system. Just my strategy though...