How do you know when it is time to upgrade your CPU?
Hey everyone. Good question here before I decide upgrading anytime soon. My CPU is dated 2011. Same time i got my mobo. I feel like it is getting old but still kicking in my day to day tasks. I run Z-Brush, Maya, Photoshop, xNormals, video gaming, etc so far. Beside real world testing (gaming), how else am i suppose to know that my CPU is just not as good anymore or is bottlenecking my GPU? When should I upgrade it and how soon? As of this post, AMD and Intel upcoming CPU roadmaps have already been unveiled for 2016 and on. How you guys determine when it is time to upgrade?
--Windows 8.1 64-bit Pro
--AMD FX-8150 w/ MX-4 and Corsair Hydro 100i Liquid Cooler
--G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 SDRAM
--EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 2GB GDDR5
--ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX Motherboard
--WD BLACK SERIES WD2003FZEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" HDD
--SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA 6Gb/s SSD
--Corsair Obsidian 750D Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
--Corsair Professional Series 860-Watt AX860