Okay - I just came across this deal and was wondering whether it is worth upgrading my processor.
NewEgg deal on A64 3700+
My existing config is in my sig below, and I will be carrying over ALL my parts, including the mobo. I do not know what the core is for my existing A64 - I bought it right after the A64 were released by AMD, back in November 2003 I believe.
SO - is it worth the upgrade? Or should I stick with what I have?
I am not going to switch to PCI-e any time soon. I just purchased the X800 AGP card, so I intend to use this system for two more years. My main purpose is to play games. I know a skt 939 system will serve me better. But that would mean getting a new mobo, processor and new graphics card - and expensive proposition.
And like I said, I am looking to stick with this system for couple more years. Spend most of my time playing GW, HL2, UT2K4 and Doom 3 - all play smoothly at 1920 x 1200 res on my LCD (except certain areas for D3 - but still playable overall). Of the upcoming announced games, the only one that remotely interests me is Supreme Commander (which I WILL purchase whenever it is released), but I do not know what specs it will require.
I can always sell my A64 3200+ to offset the cost. But my question is - is it worth the upgrade to a 3700+? Does AMD plan any more speed increases for the skt 754 platform - or is 3700 the max they will produce? If they plan to release something in the 4000-4500 range, then I will hold off till spring of next year and I can upgrade then. All my existing games play just fine.
Any advice or insight much appreciated.