After how many CPU generations do you typically upgrade?

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards AMD' started by BlindBison, Apr 28, 2021.

  1. Chastity

    Chastity Ancient Guru

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    I have a Rampage III Black :)
     
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  2. Astyanax

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    nice, the 9182 was superior to the 9128 in every way.

    https://forums.unraid.net/topic/413...eal-world-max-throughput-during-parity-check/

    not a cheap controller at the time though, thats why the follow up R4E and R4B included 9128's instead. sorry, misremembered, the x79 boards shipped with 2 asmedia single lane controllers, the black has one of them on a port doubler no it doesn't, Guru3D's review of the R4BE has an error

    @Hilbert Hagedoorn , your review says it has 2 ASM1061 controllers, but it actually has 3, the 4x SATA ports are provided by two 1061 chips nearby the internal headers, and the eSATA port has another 1061 controller under the IO shroud, situated behind and inbetween the Esata and LAN ports.

    https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/asus-rampage-iv-black-edition-review,3.html

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Babel-17

    Babel-17 Member Guru

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    I've been using HDTVs as my monitor since my last CRT monitor, an amazing 19" Sony Trinitron which supported 1920x1200 at 60 Hz, and even a bit higher (I forget exactly what) though that wasn't a widely recognized resolution. So as those TVs limited me to 60 Hz/fps, I focused on GPU upgrades and only upgraded the rest when I had to. Though my most recent upgrade was the exception, as I wanted a RTX 3080, and since I was able to get a decent deal on a PC build I configured from CyberPower, I upgraded while still having a nice build with an i7-6700 (non-k) at the heart of it. Coincidentally that PC became unresponsive a month or so later, so I gutted it. Before that I had an i7-2600 (non-k). And before that a Core 2 Q6600, which was like an amazing revelation from the single core Pentium 4 I had before that. Before the Pentium 4 I had an 800 MHz AMD Athlon, so that Pentium 4 wasn't much of an upgrade. I really hadn't done my homework at the time, and should have waited a few months. Before the Athlon it was all Intel, except for my first PC, which had a Cyrix. My last Intel before the Athlon was a Pentium III, I think it ran at 600 MHz.

    I now have an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, so I figure I'm ready for the jump to 120Hz 4k TVs, and gaming at up to 120 fps. Still early days for Sony supporting VRR though, so patience is a virtue for having lots of options. The OLED sets that support VRR and are compatible with nVidia are very tempting, as are Samsung units, though they only support VRR in their larger displays. I currently have an excellent 43" Sony X800D, and it's already more than large enough for my desktop.

    https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x800d

    I don't want to go over 50" for a new TV, and I'm open to getting a regular monitor as small as 32" if push comes to shove. But the 48" OLED sets are like a siren call, lol.
     
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  4. Margalus

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    They are lasting a LOT longer than they used to. Back in the 90's I upgraded every 12 months or so. Performance was increasing by leaps and bounds back then. Since the Core line came out, things have slowed tremendously. I purchased a Core 2 Duo E8400 in 2008 which was a great cpu. In 2010 the extra cores in the i7 started making sense with some things so I purchased an i7-930. The next upgrade was 6 years later in 2016 with an i7 6850k for the extra cores. I still have all 3 computers. The Core2 duo is hooked to the tv in my bedroom. The i7 930 has a gtx 970 and is still used as an extra gaming computer and still plays most game just fine. The i7 6850 is still snappy and runs everything I throw at it just fine. I'll wait a bit longer yet. I would like an rtx 970/980 though. My 980Ti is getting long in the tooth now that more games are starting to use raytracing.
     

  5. BlindBison

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    That's really interesting to know, thanks.
     
  6. toyo

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    I upgrade when an app or game makes me. Since in 2021 I sadly don't enjoy any game, it means the 8700K will stay with me until I need something else.
    Will probably miss this CPU though. Extracted a lot of fun from it with delidding and OCing.
     
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    Got a q9550 back in 2009, fx-8320 in 2013, r7 1700 in 2017 and an i9-10980xe in 2020, i guess 3 generations average.
     
  8. LocoDiceGR

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    I upgrade after 10.

    intel i5 750 -> Ryzen 3800x
     
  9. Raserian

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    I used to upgrade every 3 years but that was a long time ago I have not upgraded in last 10 years and I don't have any plans to.
     
  10. Arctucas

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    3-5 years, regardless of 'generations'.
     

  11. TheDeeGee

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    Uhm.. i dunno still on a 4770K, before that i had a i7 950.

    Don't want 10th or 11th gen, or another attempt at Ryzen 5000, so i'll see what Alder Lake does.
     
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    I been losing discipline over time.

    486dx2-66
    486/dx4-133
    Pentium 166 MMX
    Pentium 3 (I think500mhz)
    Amd Athlon 2200+ (this needed external desk fan blowing on it, no kidding)
    Amd 64 3500+
    Intel core 2 duo
    Intel i5 750
    Intel haswell 4690k
    Intel coffeelake 8600k
    Intel 9900k
     
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    No less than four minimum
     
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    Strting from a relevant timeline i went from some athlon 3200XP-Q6600-i7 920- i7 2600k................-r9 5900X . For the longest time i did not need to replace my 4 core cpu thanks to ryzen stuff is moving again
     
  15. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    I think Texter is still using an Athlon XP 2800+...
     

  16. metagamer

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    Really depends. My CPU history is quite long and I can't even remember it. But my last 3 CPUs were Q6600k, 2500k and now the 7700k. I haven't upgraded because I don't feel like spending a grand just to get similar or slightly better performance in games. I'm waiting for DDR5.
     
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  17. Mufflore

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    I tried doing that but when my 3090 refused to work in my 6700K mobo (Asus Maximus VIII Hero) I was forced to buy a new system for it.
    D'oh!
     
  18. metagamer

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    Like, if I could get my hands on a 3090, or even a 3080, I would probably reconsider my current cpu but would most likely just stick to what I have anyway. Gaming at 5120x1440, there wouldn't be much difference between my 7700k and whatever new there is out there. I have a Maximus IX Hero btw. But would obviously upgrade if I couldn't get the GPU to work.

    I'll just wait for DDR5 to become mainstream and then do a full new build, everything but the GPU will be replaced. The 2080 still performs great.
     
  19. Mineria

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    4770/4790K are still quite good CPU's, I first saw a difference in gaming between the 4970K and a 3700x when I switched from 1080 to 2080S.
    My nephew runs that old Intel now with an RX 5600.
     
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    I usually wait a while but my 3600x wasn't enough for my 1080p 240hz screen so 5600x is on the way
     
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