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m0ney said:

My GPU history: Matrox Mystique+Voodoo 2 > Riva TNT2 Ultra > Geforce FX5200 > Geforce Ti4200 > Geforce 6600 > AMD Radeon 4870 > Geforce 650ti > Geforce 960 > AMD 580 (for a few days, it was a loud and hot mining card that I sold off) > Geforce 1660ti

My CPU history: Intel Pentium 200 MHz > AMD Athlon XP 1900+ > Intel Core 2 E8400 > Intel i5-4570

As you can see I mostly go team green and blue, but my next CPU will most likely be Ryzen.

Mine is a little different.

S3 Virge DX/XG 4MB > 2x 3dfx Voodoo 2 > ATI Rage Fury Maxx > Geforce 2 > Geforce 4 Ti 4200 > Radeon 9700 Pro > Geforce 7950 GX2 > 2x Geforce 8800GT > Radeon 4870 Crossfire > Radeon 5870 Crossfire > Radeon 6950 (Unlocked into 6970) quad-crossfire > Radeon 7970 Triple-Crossfire > Radeon RX 580 Crossfire.

CPU is just as colourful...
Intel 486 DX-66 > Pentium 166 MMX, Cyrix PR 300, AMD K6-2 300, Pentium 3 667 @ 800mhz, AMD Duron 1200, Athlon 1900+, Pentium 4 3ghz, Athlon 64 X2 4000+, Core 2 Quad Q6600 (Still got it!), Phenom 2 x6 1090T, Core i7 3930K (Still got it!), Core i7 8600K, Core i7 9700K.

My next CPU is likely to be the Ryzen 9 3950X, 16 cores baby. - Should be an upgrade that will last me an insanely long time, it's the next Q6600/3930K in terms of longevity.

I don't have a brand preference, if an offering looks compelling, I will go for it... Same reasoning I use with consoles, hence I own devices from all 3 manufacturers.

o_O.Q said:
Ganoncrotch said:

Awesome, ranked 29th fastest CPU according to Userbenchmark, that's a chip that's going to last you a long while yet as the core of any decent PC unless some massive changes to hardware surface. That's even in line with the couple of benchmarks of the Ryzen 5 3600 which have started to appear on there so you're not gonna be upgrading that unless your one explodes :D

well good its just that hearing that these new consoles will surpass the specs on my pc has me wary

although i suppose that's a good thing since this means pc will get good ports that perform well

Doesn't help that AMD and Intel stagnated in the CPU space for the longest time. So the old Core i7 quads aren't aging very well at the moment, the hex cores should age allot better.

But it all depends how many threads the next-gen consoles reserve for the OS/Background duties and the clockrates that Microsoft and Sony settle on as to how long your current CPU will last. - It still has years of life left in it still either way!