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Sandy Bridge is now 7 years old.

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User Info: Judgmenl

Judgmenl
5 months ago#1
How does that make you feel? If you still use a Sandy Bridge system as your main system, this would be like using a Pentium 3 in 2007.
Judge, Nostalgia is a hell of a drug.
You're a regular Jack Kerouac

User Info: Madmicky933

Madmicky933
5 months ago#2
I upgraded to the i7-7700k around this time last year.
Before that, I had the i7-2600 (non K) since 2011 and it was a great first CPU for my first gaming PC.

I sold it to my friend who had an even older rig that had a dual core in his rig.
Anyways, yeah. It's a pretty great upgrade!
Karma... Is a powerful force..

User Info: hlawlink

hlawlink
5 months ago#3
Still perfectly fine for my needs. I don't think it is quite equivalent to using a Pentium 3 in 2007 though. Performance gains were quite dramatic back then and has slowed in recent years.

User Info: Ciera

Ciera
5 months ago#4
terrible comparison. there's a near 10x performance increase going from the pentium 3 to the Q6600. meanwhile you'd be hardpressed to find even a 2x increase in practical workloads going from a i7 2600k overclocked to a current processor like the 8700k (even with the extra cores and threads).
I'll... shave that cat.

User Info: BrokenMachine85

BrokenMachine85
5 months ago#5
My 3930K Sandy Bridge for my GTX 1080 TV rig still works like a treat.

Great line of CPUs.
Ryzen 7 1800X | MSI B350 Tomahawk | 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200MHz DDR4 | MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11G | 28" Acer Predator 4K G-Sync
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User Info: Tony_Biggie_Pun

Tony_Biggie_Pun
5 months ago#6
Judgmenl posted...
How does that make you feel? If you still use a Sandy Bridge system as your main system, this would be like using a Pentium 3 in 2007.


I was using a Pentium 2 in 2009 :p

User Info: Tony_Biggie_Pun

Tony_Biggie_Pun
5 months ago#7
i7 920 is a few months from being 10 years old. thats what I'm running now

User Info: MasterFeeler

MasterFeeler
5 months ago#8
I would upgrade my Ivy but f***ing DDR4 ram!!
i5-3570k, 8gb, R9 270
i5-5200u, 8gb, 940m

User Info: Tony_Biggie_Pun

Tony_Biggie_Pun
5 months ago#9
MasterFeeler posted...
I would upgrade my Ivy but f***ing DDR4 ram!!

User Info: CAvenger

CAvenger
5 months ago#10
I'll be running dual Sandy Bridge xeons or Ivy Bridge xeons until this DDR4 RAM thing clears up. This is not even remotely close to a Pentium 3 vs Core 2 Quad.
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