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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus mashakos's Avatar
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    The right time to upgrade: 2014

    This is for high end at least.

    The next leap in gpu and cpu architectures seems to be in 2014:

    nvidia roadmap

    AMD roadmap

    intel roadmap

    The last time this happened was in 2006. Compare the highest end hardware of 2005 to that of 2006:
    CPU: Amd Athlon FX-60, worth $1000+
    absolutely trounced by: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 worth $400

    GPU: nvidia Geforce 7950 GX2, supports dx9 only, worth $600+
    absolutely trounced by: nvidia Geforce 8800GTX, supports dx10, worth $500

    A top of the line 2005 machine, worth $3000 was relegated to mid/low end in the span of a year, and is now totally worthless performance wise.
    Meanwhile, a top of the line 2006 machine is still relevant today (Core 2 Extreme quad core, 4GB ram 8800GTX)

    Last edited by mashakos; 29-01-2013 at 08:56 PM.
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