I'm currently using an AMD Phenom II X6 1090T at stock clocks with the stock cooler. I am going to upgrade my PC and was thinking about going for an Intel build this time around.
The Ivy Bridge CPU with the highest clocks (i7 3770) is available now in Bangladesh and it would be my best bet for a future-proof setup, if I were to go for Intel.
The 3770 has 4cores/8threads and my current 1090T has 6cores/6threads.
i) Does the 1090T hold any advantages over the 3770 due to having a higher number of cores?
ii) Are there any games that can take advantage of the six cores? How will the 3770 perform with the upcoming game titles, considering that it is a quad-core?
iii) How long do you suppose I'll be able to run games at max settings with the 3770, considering a possible GPU upgrade in the near future?
iv) If cores are of vital importance to performance, would the 8-core Bulldozers be a better option? And what about the upcoming Piledrivers? Are they going to be worth the wait?
My sole purpose for the upgrade is gaming. So please advise accordingly.
Thanks a lot!