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Moore's law is shot to hell. I upgraded my i7920 to a 2700k just for the new z77 chipset. And see no reason or benchmarks that make me want to upgrade again. Not much different at all. Whatever happened to the mind blowing must have combo's they were tossing out every 6 months. Hitting the limits of silicon or just marketing?
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Old December 18, 2012, 08:46 AM
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I'd guess the lack of competition, and a soft economy rather than any limits of silcon. It could very well be that intel has RD for a current CPU killer but why whould they invest the money in putting it to market unless AMD was nipping at their heels, or the economy improves to a point where folks might consider a shiney new desktop PC even if their current one is still performing well.

The other question to ask would be if we've got any PC applications that are being held back by a lack of processing power, if anything (as has been mentioned in an earlier post) I'd say the industry is focused in the opposite direction of increased processing power by vastly improving performance efficiency.
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Look to xeon line fore the power. Intel sees no market fore consumer desktops with extreme preference. :(
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I guess when you think about it. We don't need faster. The storage bottleneck is making leaps and bounds with SSD's and I can play any game maxed at 2560x1440 on my last gen video card and last gen processor. So there's that. But, surely someone must want my money? It burns!
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I guess when you think about it. We don't need faster. The storage bottleneck is making leaps and bounds with SSD's and I can play any game maxed at 2560x1440 on my last gen video card and last gen processor. So there's that. But, surely someone must want my money? It burns!
Well if the $$ is really burning a hole in your pocket, I could always use a U3011.... :)


But you are right. I really don't see much of a difference from the i7 (I had the 930).
However power consumption and such are down, plus all the high end support on the SSD front like AkG mentions is a nice bonus.
So, its worth it to me, if you are going to get all the other technologies that come part and parcel with new chipsets. But for raw performance, it really isn't a nessessity.

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Moore's law is shot to hell. I upgraded my i7920 to a 2700k just for the new z77 chipset. And see no reason or benchmarks that make me want to upgrade again. Not much different at all. Whatever happened to the mind blowing must have combo's they were tossing out every 6 months. Hitting the limits of silicon or just marketing?
all the z77 features are on the cpu tho you got a z68 cpu.

just saying

but i also agree have a 920@ 4.0 and its quite effective in all things.

missing usb3.0 but not a big deal and sata 6 on the board i have.

my main rig is the 3770k i have but i could use either really and not really care to much.
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Lets see got my 920 in Jan 2009....its still "rockin" in my wifes PC.
Got my Evga Classified 759 X58 Mobo in March 2009 and have had a 980X for the past few yrs..............dont see any need yet to upgrade, BUT will likely break soon and get myself a Socket 2011 (just because I'm getting bored and really feel like building another Rig).
The ole Classy Board and 980X @ 4.25 Ghz w a couple of GTX 580 Classifieds still smokes thru most titles on my 27" Dell ;)
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Too funny! Been thinking about how long it has been since I got my 920's (easily the longest held cpu in 12yrs). I use to be jumping from one socket to the next at 6 to 12 months intervals.

I just can't justify up'n from my 920's, just isn't worth it imo. The only significant upgrade I see in the next 12-18 months is maybe upgrading my vid cards from 480's to w/e comes out (unless some major cpu release/increase comes out). The only other thing I might pick up is a 3rd 30" monitor.
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Too funny! Been thinking about how long it has been since I got my 920's (easily the longest held cpu in 12yrs). I use to be jumping from one socket to the next at 6 to 12 months intervals.

I just can't justify up'n from my 920's, just isn't worth it imo. The only significant upgrade I see in the next 12-18 months is maybe upgrading my vid cards from 480's to w/e comes out (unless some major cpu release/increase comes out). The only other thing I might pick up is a 3rd 30" monitor.
Jumping from the 480s would definitely save on the power bill.
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Jumping from the 480s would definitely save on the power bill.
This is true but the computer is only on a few hours every couple of days...out golfing these days. It isn't costing much to run the 480's and GTX 680's cost $1000 a pop here in NZ (it would take years for the 480's to use and cost that much in power).

If I was folding....that would be a different story.
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