Is it the right time to change the old core2quads?

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nofaith
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Are old core2quads much slower than new ivy bridge processors. Is it time to change them or wait for new series of intel processors?
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Ratchet
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It'll be too obvious to compare the Core 2 Quads to today's Ivy Bridge. But in essence, if you think you have the money to upgrade, go for it. There's no waiting in technology at certain times, just remember that.

spawnkiller
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They're faster for sure, but my Q6600 still perform really well in all games so for me, i'll not upgrade for now, but i think to upgrade next year with the next Intel Generation...

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Kindom934
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What are you planning to do? If you got a high end shiny new card then upgrading from an Core 2 Quad would be noticable. Likewise, I have two comparible builds. One with an AMD Phenom I 9850 BE and a i7 2600K. Both having the same video card (HD 6770), there would be almost a 20FPS difference sometimes in games.