As per title really! Does any gamer really need anything more? I'm thinking this chip will be lasting through a couple of graphics card changes atleast. Clocked at 3.6 and yet nothing really taxes it, I'll happily encode video whilst playing games and so fourth. What I'm wondering, had anyone out there upgraded from this chip to the sandybridge (fixed version) and really noticed any improvement from a gaming perspective? Of course to get half decent responses I'm looking for someone who atleast kept their outgoing gfx card just to test. Intrigued to know, obviously mixed with decent fast access storage medium I know that people will get better processing power for encoding etc, it is just the gaming angle I ponder.