Originally Posted by Thresh25
It isn't an "excuse." He does not want to purchase parts he will need and have to upgrade again. From the get go he wanted to future proof and run total war well, which has always been a CPU intensive game.
Is the 980 a worthwhile upgrade over the 780? Or would it be better to wait for the new cards? I know sometimes new end up just being rebranded old cards that consume less power. I could upgrade to a 980 for about $200 out of pocket when I sell my 780.
EA also recommends an i7, so that is also part of the reason we have been leaning towards an i7.
edit: his CPU is an AMD FX 4100 quad core 3.6ghz. Is an i5 even a worthwhile upgrade from this then? Or are you both positing that this processor is fine too?
And I just explained in several posts why this is flawed thinking.
The new cards are coming out in fall, they will be exceptionally faster than a 780. I'd suggest you wait for that since you already have a decent card.
I explained this too, I'll go into detail. AMD hasn't come out with a high end desktop CPU since 2012 and so therefor EA and all the others will suggest an i7 along with an 8350 due to the logical core count being the same. It's all in the name of "fair". Oculus so far is the only company I know of that simply states flat out "AMD doesn't have enough single threaded performance".
This is why I suggested in the first post his original specs. Yes an i5 from 2nd gen on up is a huge leap from an FX4100. It's a dual core with 4 logical threads and **** for IPC. If he didn't want to drop all that cash now he could get a secondhand 8320 and call it day until Intel releases something actually worth buying. Something in the neighborhood of 120 bucks is a lot cheaper than spending 400 or whatever on a whole platform jump.
Edit: I'm bringing my 3rd Titan X home to toss in her AMD rig and will show you the difference in unit size on Atilla so you can see what I mean first hand.
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