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New System

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Usual Suspect, 15 May 2006.

  1. Usual Suspect

    Gangster

    Joined: 26 Nov 2003

    Posts: 189

    Currently have

    P4c [email protected]
    asus 9800XT
    1gig corsair DDR 3200 ram
    asus p4c800 deluxe mobo

    Looking to upgrade but im wondering if it would be best to wait a little while as ive heard alot of thing might be coming out. What sort of time scale for the next amd+intel chips. and whens the next ati and nvidia cards due out. Im not good at waiting .. or would it be worth upgrading now?

    Usual
     
  2. div0

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Jan 2006

    Posts: 3,600

    Location: Edinburgh

    AMD's new AM2 cpu is out in the next 2-3 weeks :)

    Intel's new Conroe cpu is due to be out July/August time I think

    I doubt we'll see any major release from ATI or Nvidia (R600 / G80) until near the end of the year.

    If you can wait until Conroe then that may be worth doing, as early benchmarks have been very encouraging. AM2 doesn't look like it'll offer much over the current 939. So you may be best to upgrade just now if you don't fancy waiting :)
     
  3. hp7909

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Jun 2003

    Posts: 5,016

    AMD AM2 pretty soon, around June/July maybe :rolleyes: But being a whole new package it might take some time to settle in i.e. components, speeds, prices, compatability, etc :)
     
  4. earlyflash

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2004

    Posts: 288

    Bear in mind that not many new games will be released over the summer. Everything gets pushed to Sep/Aug time now anyway.

    I'm waiting till after summer, the new stuff is out, and new games force an upgrade...
     
  5. Usual Suspect

    Gangster

    Joined: 26 Nov 2003

    Posts: 189

    Does anyone know the sort of prices these will be. I *** a nice fast Pc but would never justify spending 200% more for 20% performance. Looking at the AMD 4000 just for games. The conroe does look good:-

    Intel Conroe

    I am very tempted to wait.. but come august if they are stupidly priced as most itel chips seem to be then im affraid amd can have my money.
     
  6. div0

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Jan 2006

    Posts: 3,600

    Location: Edinburgh

    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=17575254

    Remember that you can't just convert US prices into £ and expect that to be what'd you'd actually pay here ;)

    I'd say the E6600 @ $315 will probably be £220-270 over here - but that's just my guess.

    But if you were on a budget the E6300 @ $210 will be around £150-180 I'd have guessed!