If you're happy with your system's performance, then it always makes sense to wait. If you want/need faster performance, then next week would be a good time to upgrade.pcgeek86 wrote:Does a Q9300 (Yorkfield @ 2.5Ghz x 4) warrant an upgrade to the i7-2600K Sandy Bridge?
pcgeek86 wrote:As far as timelines go, I'm a little confused. I am expecting that later this year, they will release the "Extreme Edition" Sandy Bridge chips, which I believe might be Haswell @ 22nm? Ivy Bridge is estimated to be released on Intel's tick-tock annual cycle, at CES 2012 next January, so I would assume that Haswell would be to Sandy Bridge, as Gulftown is to Yorkfield & Penryn.
What are your thoughts, folks? Does a Q9300 (Yorkfield @ 2.5Ghz x 4) warrant an upgrade to the i7-2600K Sandy Bridge?
Why not? A 20% bump to 3.0 GHz isn't too hard with this processor.pcgeek86 wrote:Something else to consider is that I don't really have too many overclocking options with my Q9300.
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