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News Seasonic confirms list of Haswell compatible power supplies

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 14 May 2013.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  2. Tyrmot

    Tyrmot New Member

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    Haswell... nah.. not much point in replacing the 2500K yet.. maybe next gen!
     
  3. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    I've only just replaced my core 2 quad q6850 extreme processor so, I don't think I can justify another new one just yet
     
  4. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    Have to ask

    I have a core i7 950. It seems that more recent processors are only really incrementally faster, unless I do something like get a hex core CPU (and then I could just get a hex i7).

    So what would I get by upgrading?
     
  5. r3loaded

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    Power efficiency (84W TDP vs 130W), native support for SATA 6Gbps/USB 3.0/PCIe 3.0, UEFI support and the fast booting goodness it brings as well as performance improvements and far more overclockability.

    Not really an absolute must-have for Nehalem owners but definitely for Core 2 owners. You'll probably want to upgrade when Skylake rolls around though ;)

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
     
  6. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    For gaming? Almost nothing. Only in severe edge cases (e.g. Civ V) will you notice any improvement in framerates (I haven't seen a CPU showdown using frame timing, but I suspect that is so GPU dependent it'd be a wash).

    For other tasks? A bit of an improvement to a massive improvement. Specifically, encoding video and rendering images. If you don't do either of these, you needn't bother upgrading, but if you do encode video (and I mean properly with x264 and a decent CRF, quicksync may be fast but the picture quality is shite) you will see improvements from upgrading.
     
  7. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    one of the reasons I upgraded my core 2 proc, was I wanted to start playing with the new hyper-v stuff, only newer procs have the required virtualisation technologies.
     
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