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Is now a good time to upgrade CPU's?

#1SourcesPosted 12/24/2013 9:36:11 PM
I have an E8400 but recently bought a 4770k for about $250 flat (230 before taxes)

I'm wondering if this is a good deal, or if maybe I should wait half a year for some new technology to come in.

Or am I good for a while?

Thanks.
#2AltmadragonPosted 12/24/2013 9:38:00 PM
Good deal that's about how much they going for at microcenter right now

That was a worthy purchase.
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#3Treason686Posted 12/24/2013 10:38:46 PM
Six months... You will forever be waiting.
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#4-5xad0w-Posted 12/24/2013 10:45:39 PM
That's a great price, I hate that there is no Micro Center near me. (would have to leave the state)
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#5Sources(Topic Creator)Posted 12/25/2013 7:50:33 AM
Well I just wondered if maybe some new tech is coming out soon, I know they always do but sometimes it's worth waiting just a tad more.
#6fataliPosted 12/25/2013 8:38:05 AM
According to the release map of Intel, the only new release for 2014 is a refresh of the same haswell line we have now, because they are taking the voltage control out of the processor and putting it back on the motherboard, don't expect that change to come with any changes in the processor performance. (Because of this the current 1150 motherboards will not be compatible with the refresh haswells)

So I would say, get your PC now. There's really no incentive to wait since for all 2014 there won't be any important speed improvements.
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#7Sources(Topic Creator)Posted 12/25/2013 8:49:42 AM
fatali posted...
According to the release map of Intel, the only new release for 2014 is a refresh of the same haswell line we have now, because they are taking the voltage control out of the processor and putting it back on the motherboard, don't expect that change to come with any changes in the processor performance. (Because of this the current 1150 motherboards will not be compatible with the refresh haswells)

So I would say, get your PC now. There's really no incentive to wait since for all 2014 there won't be any important speed improvements.


Ah, this is what I was looking for. Thanks.
#8Flaktrooper123Posted 12/25/2013 9:02:41 AM
4770k already kick ass. How much power do you need anyway, it is already a huge overkill for all our games today. If you want a new processor, at least wait for Broadwell.