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Upgrade path for CPU

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Life's been keeping me real busy, but I finally have some time to tinker with my PC and get some upgrades done over the summer.

I haven't been keeping up lately, but just how worse is the performance of an APU (say, my 5800k) vs like a FX chip or an Intel equivalent?



I bought this APU because at the time I was REALLY on a budget and needed something to play Dota and League. It handled both with flying colors.

But now that I have some cash on hand...what do you guys think about the new APU that's supposedly coming out in 2015, Carizo for the FM2+ ? My board isn't even FM2+ so basically my FM2 mobo's socket life ended, and I heard that AM3+ is going to be dead very very soon.

So I guess my next option is to either swap over to Intel or wait for the new socket from AMD. 

Thoughts on the future roadmap for CPUs?

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It's hard to tell what will happen in 2015 since technology tends to evolve so quickly.

 

If you want to do an upgrade right now grab something like the Asus Z87-A socket 1150 motherboard and an i5 4670K.  Pick a discrete video card based on your usage and call it good.

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There is the Haswell refresh coming out in June I believe with better IHS if you decide that. After Haswell you'll need a new socket I believe. With AMD can't say easy, nobody knows if Excavator will be a flop, or when AMD will announce that unified socked

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