I did not participate in that survey.
It is hard to justify a 15% upgrade. But for me it would be a 30% upgrade (from slowest bulldozer).
I didnt buy into octacore bulldozer because i knew something better was around the corner. So I got the cheapo CPU FX4100 as mentioned to fill my fix in the meantime.
I sometimes wonder if the thought of steamroller existing would have spoiled Vishera sales....and it did. I did not buy Vishera in the hopes for steamroller.
I have learnt a lesson though. Never build a computer 'for the future'.
I bought into AM3+ before FX series cpus were released. Now the story is complete... People think I am an AMD fanboy wanting a faster AMD CPU but in reality I was conned into early adoption.
I could have easily afforded an expensive i-something Intel.
I had 3 7970's in my computer with a FX4100...lol
I already gave one 7970 away... this AMD rig will never use the third card.
I early adopted the 7970 too... paid too much for it at launch.
And thats why i dont have 220W TDP only an 8+ something phase changer. Early adoption of AM3+... sucked.
Its a funny story but now I sound really whiney. But i learnt something. I'll never early adopt anything computer related.
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