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Reckon my rig can hold up till Skymont comes out in 2016?

#1RC_CruzPosted 6/1/2012 6:46:45 PM(edited)
4 years is a long time. I mean it's a pretty powerful rig at the moment, but I'm not sure if it'll be able to hold up for that long. Built it last year just btw.

- i5 2500k (not overclocked, just incase)
- Sapphire HD6970
- 1TB WD Cavier Black
- Asus P8P67-Pro
- 8GB Corsair DDR3 1666Mhz


Might look into getting an SSD in the future, but this is what I'm hoping to be running for the next 4 years. Reckon it'll be able to hold up for that long?
#2ajxhPosted 6/1/2012 6:52:18 PM
Well, I have an i7-920, 6 GB DDR3, and a GTX 260 Core 216 that were all purchased and placed in my computer a little over three years ago. The latest game I've played with them is Skyrim, which it maxes at 1920x1080 at 60 FPS, occasional drops during heavy combat. I'm sure it will easily last another year.

The only difference in my situation is my rig never saw major advances in graphics or anything like that. Things from 2009 will most likely be very much the same with a few exceptions in 2013, at least as far as graphics and gaming power are concerned.

Your rig will see the advent of new consoles and new advances in graphics, etc. I'd say it's reasonable to expect it to last four years, but it's not a guarantee.
#3SpacewhizguyPosted 6/1/2012 6:53:41 PM
Psh, I'm letting my Core 2 Duo run until Skylake.
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#41337_FF_GoDPosted 6/1/2012 6:55:37 PM
From: Spacewhizguy | #003
Psh, I'm letting my Core 2 Duo run until Haswell.

Logically fixed.
Haswell is going to be a huge step forward.
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#5YoungAdultLinkPosted 6/1/2012 7:58:24 PM
I can play Crysis 2 at 30ish FPS on my Pentium D with my 5670. Get about 15ish on the Original Crysis, 20ish on Warhead. Would be better if I could overclock, but it's an old gateway media center with a BTX board. Also, about 30ish FPS in Skyrim.

Systems can last a surprising amount of time if you don't mind turning down settings.
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#6ajxhPosted 6/1/2012 8:01:53 PM
Yikes, a Pentium D? I'm not entirely sure that processor was good when it was released.
#7StarksPosted 6/1/2012 8:03:02 PM(edited)
Skymount is 2016.

You should be good, but you're going to want to upgrade before then.

Fun fact: AMD is stuck with Bulldozer until Skylake/Skymount. Intel will already be past Ivybridge and Haswell/Maxwell in that time.
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#8Treason686Posted 6/1/2012 8:05:44 PM(edited)
ajxh posted...
Well, I have an i7-920, 6 GB DDR3, and a GTX 260 Core 216 that were all purchased and placed in my computer a little over three years ago. The latest game I've played with them is Skyrim, which it maxes at 1920x1080 at 60 FPS, occasional drops during heavy combat. I'm sure it will easily last another year.


I can assure you it doesn't run at 60FPS.
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#9ajxhPosted 6/1/2012 8:10:23 PM
I can assure you it doesn't run at 60FPS.

I doubt it's constant (at least outdoors, because it definitely is indoors), but it never dips low enough for me to care. I should also say that it's never low enough for me to care to constantly monitor its frame rate. The bottom line is its fully playable at maximum settings, even with three year old hardware.
#10YoungAdultLinkPosted 6/1/2012 8:19:55 PM
The Pentium D was alright when it was released. More of a "Because we Can" than for anything practical. But, hey, it's the first dual core, what can you expect. At least I replaced the 6200 with turbocache that this thing came with. I would love to upgrade to a Core2 duo at least but this motherboard never got any updates released for it, so it's unsupported.

I really need to get $270 together. That'll net me a Pentium G850 build, minus the card and HDD, but I can live using my old one, even if it is slower. But alas, it's hard to get a job in San Diego when you have no work experience and have to get them to accept that school is more important than work.
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