It seems to me there's basically no reason to upgrade your i5 2500k for like the next 3 years if this is the trend.
imo all you need nowadays is an i3 and a damn good GPU.
but srsly, all these games are getting great FPS unless you a 60 fps nut. Personally I'm ok with 45+
Why does Intel even need to increase the speeds of their i5/i7 at this point? Especially when AMD has no chance vs them. --- [b]Should have named it the Xbox 720p, because when you see the pixels you turn 720 degrees and burn to death as you walk away.[/b]
It will depend entirely on how long it takes to get games/software that demand more than a 2500k can provide. --- "How do I get rid of a Trojan Horse?" -Sailor_Kakashi "Leave it outside the gates of Troy overnight." -Davel23
my dad got a laptop recently and well is this a good one apparently it has an i5 but idk man you tell me.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/vaio-flip-14a-2-in-1-14-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-memory-500gb-hard-drive/2006033.p?id=1219068209364&skuId=2006033&st=pcmcat309300050015_categoryid$abcat0502000&cp=1&lp=6 --- BACK TO BAAAACK , DEATH COMES RIDING ON A MIDNIGHT TRAIN!!! GAMERTAG : NEON KNLGHT
I won't be upgrading for probably 6-8 years. I don't think games will require more than I have for a very long time.
That's a long time, I can see that happening though especially if DX12 will reduce CPU load and increase GPU load (as it reportedly can do).
It's definitely possible if you are willing to run games on med-high instead of ultra especially near the 8 year mark. --- [b]Should have named it the Xbox 720p, because when you see the pixels you turn 720 degrees and burn to death as you walk away.[/b]
Even my non-overclocked Phenom II can still handle modern games at higher settings - and I'm pretty sure that's only my GPU holding me back.
Could be, Phenom II is a good range and not quite dated yet :P Unless you have the x2 is should last a good time longer. --- [b]Should have named it the Xbox 720p, because when you see the pixels you turn 720 degrees and burn to death as you walk away.[/b]