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3. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 24, 2013, 10:07 wtf_man
InBlack wrote on May 24, 2013, 09:43:
It pisses me off that with every new architecture change we have to get a new mainboard, because of the fucking socket change. Fucking Intel trolls...

Given the length of time between tick-tock to the next tick... it's not that bad, especially when CPU improvements have mostly flattened over the years.

I went from LGA775 Conroe, to LGA775 Wolfdale a couple of years later (Changed motherboard anyway because of new features), to LGA 1155 Ivy Bridge several years later.

Since Haswell is the next tick... I'm confident that my Ivy Bridge will last at least until the next tick after Haswell. So, that will be several years again.

While there are some performance per clock improvements in each release, the main focus has power consumption reduction with only slightly better performance. So, for a desktop gaming rig, you don't have to upgrade on every release, and skipping 2-3 releases will make you need a new motherboard anyway.

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