And my point is that because of how few programs support multi-core still, you could have 100 of the best gpus on the market and it still won't match the potential of your CPU ... see what I'm saying?
I'm 100% sure I understand what you are getting at... are you saying the GPU i the bottleneck in the system or the CPU? I know the CPU is the bottleneck since it is not being used properly YET. I bought it because software will grow into it... I have owned a computer store or at least worked in one for the last 12-13 years, so I'm pretty up with what is going on in terms of hardware advancement. I bought now because we are half way through the 7 year technology phase... this PC should last an easy 3 years without any upgrade and still play whatever the latest game is no worries.
I ran Crysis on a quad core CPU versus a dual core, with the same clock speed. The results for me were that the fps were the same 90% of the time, until a lot of physics occurred at once, leading to the quad core giving around 5 fps more.
Yes same clock speed I'm sure the quad is better, but typically duals are a much higher clock speed and will generally perform better at, well, anything at the moment. This is why I want to "downgrade" for now ince the hardware is so far ahead of the software, my quad is wasting away with 3 cores doing pretty much nothing.
I don't support blowing a lot of money on a computer because A. it will be outdated in 6 months and B. companies won't utilize it for much longer, making the technology cheaper by the time they do.
So, when do you stop waiting? What you just stated happens all the time. If you thought like that, then you would never buy anything new...ever. I have bought like 10 computers in the past, and I always spend a mediocre amount on my parts... and in 18 months it's like "awww I can't run XXXX because it's too phat and my computer sucks.", yet all of my friends who spent like three times the amount can still run the latest crap at full graphics with enough juice spare to run at least 2 more copies at the same time at full graphics.
Partly the reason why I just do everything on a laptop now. It cost half the price of a good desktop PC, plays Crysis on high at 30 fps and is portable.
I don't know what kind of laptop you have, but my MSI GX600 (512gb GeForce 8400M, core 2 centrino, 4gb ddr2 800, etc etc...) doesn't run Crysis at 30fps... at least, not on anything over Low settings. D:
More power to you if you're Bill Gates in disguise - I guess I'd have 100 PC's for no reason then if I was.
I just have one PC and one laptop :/