Question Whats your CPU upgrade history? Performance improvements gaps between upgrades?

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Feb 12, 2013
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P3 slot @ 500 MHz (pre-built)

All these were assembled by me

Athlon XP 1800+
Athlon XP 2100+ (Upgrade)
Athlon 64 4400 (Toledo), first time I experienced stuck threads that did’nt bring the system to a halt, awesome!
Pentium D something (Intel retail edge)
Core2 e6300 @ 3.2 Ghz for years one of my fav CPU’s of all time
Q6600 (recently got it back)
Phenom II 940
FX 8320

Planning on building with x570 and Ryzen 3000, looking for low/mid tier, and will then upgrade to high end when Ryzen 4000 launches. Will then sit and wait for AM5 to arrive and mature, will jump in during second gen (maybe)
 
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Saylick

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2004(?) - 2009 = AMD Sempron 2600+ @ Stock (don't even know what socket it was; this was when I was absolutely clueless about hardware)
2009 - Present = Intel i5 750 @ 3.5 GHz all core, 4.0 GHz ST turbo
 

OriAr

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2001-2007 P3@1.3Ghz (Was high end at its time)
2007-2011 Core 2 duo e6600, roughly 60% better in ST performance, around x3.2 times better in MT performance.
2011-? Core i7 2600K, roughly x2 better in ST performance, around x4.5 better in MT performance.

Next upgrade is either desktop ICL or if I really hold my temptation might hold out all the way to Intel 7nm in 2021.
 
Apr 6, 2002
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2001-2007 P3@1.3Ghz (Was high end at its time)
2007-2011 Core 2 duo e6600, roughly 60% better in ST performance, around x3.2 times better in MT performance.
2011-? Core i7 2600K, roughly x2 better in ST performance, around x4.5 better in MT performance.

Next upgrade is either desktop ICL or if I really hold my temptation might hold out all the way to Intel 7nm in 2021.
Nice first post!
 
May 19, 2011
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1986-1999*: 68000, 68020, 68040 (Amiga 500, 1200, CPU upgrade)
1996*: P133 (first PC)
1997*: P166MMX
2000*: Celeron 300A@450, P3-550, P3-866
2002*: AthlonXP 1800+
2003*: AthlonXP 2500+
2005*: AthlonXP 3200+
2010: Athlon II X4 630
2011-ish: Phenom II X6 960T
2015: Core i5-4690K

* - approx
 

JRzoid

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I had Bulldozer and X58 for Longest time...Then yeah upgraded Got Z270 and Ryzen...Having Trouble with Ryzen...but I think will Eventually get Sorted out.

Just get some upgraded and a few System's how I always Did it.
 
Apr 16, 2014
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Apple ][ plus (6502 w/48K RAM)
Apple ][ plus (upgraded to 64K, and added Zilog Z80 card and Videx VideoTerm to run CP/M)
Harris 286-20
<rather large gap here>
Cyrix 5x86
Cyrix 6x86
Cyrix 6x86MX PR233
AMD K6-3
AMD Athlon XP2100+
dual AMD Opteron 8439SE (2 x 6 K10 cores)
quad AMD Opteron 61xx (8 x 6 K10 cores - current machine)
 
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Oct 18, 1999
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Atari 400 - 1979

every single thing in between since

Core i7-8700k - 2018
 

Dravic

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Personal computers and Gamers

ADAM computer (tape driven coleco vision based computer) from grand parents at 11.
dx 486 100mhz (~94)
p133
p166
Celeron 333 @ 500 !!!!!
pII300
PII450
k2-350
k2-500
duron 650mhz (@ 900mhz) !!!!
tbird 1400+
tbrid 1700+
palamino 2100+ (@2.3ghz)
3200+
3800+
4800+ x2 @ 2.9ghz

All of the above maybe 6 months to 1.5 years between builds..

Best overclocks were definately the Duran 650 and the Celeron 333

Linux security /project stuff
2x opteron 275 + 8GB (socket 940) (linux workstation)..
Phenom II 1055T, MSI 790FX, Nvidia GTX 460, PC Power & Cooling 610W, 16 gig DDR3 @ 1600, Antec Titan 550
Upgraded to an openstack private cluster of low power Zeons x8 with 72GB each.


Currently (ITS SO OLD...)
FX 8150 @ 4.55Ghz, Crosshair V 990FX, H100 , Radeon 270 (after my 7970 SLI fun died), 120GB SSD, 16 gig DDR3 @ 1600, Haf 932

~10 year build still going strong.. next build will be new Ryzen3 8-16 core 32GB w best ~$400 vcard available, prob last
5-8 years. Was going to rebuild with original Ryzen but life (moving, kids, startups, etc..). My computer is still the preferred desktop everyone uses.

The video card list is probably almost as long and goes from Riva TNT 128 and the voodoo extreme 3000 to 7970's in SLI that were replaced when they died.
 
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When I first got into computers a friend built me one with a Cyrix , think it was a 75 hrtz or so. Along the way I had a Celeron 266, then 300a the went Tbird for a while. Somewhere along the way was an 8400. The last CPU I bought was a 2500K. It has been serving me well ever since. I don't game much anymore, never was much of a gamer, and haven't seen a need to upgrade lately.

I remember spending $90 on 4MB sticks of ram and $200 on 8Gig HD's along the way as long as $200 on 3d add-on video cards
 
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