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This thread is not about me. I am wanting to see people's opinions towards Ivy. Let's pretend you are convincing the guy with deep pockets, deep patience, and intro-enthusiast level of knowledge of how CPU's work and their differences/advantages.

What are the differences between SB and IB? Is it a big enough deal to wait? I apologize if the question is too early, if not that much is known about the chip.
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Ivy may not be out untill next year. If u wait for that, than some new ssd will come out after that, than the best new video card, and this and that. Dont wait. Theres ALWAYS stuff to wait for. Just buy Sandy bridge now
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IMO, go for the 2500k, its cheaper and does EVERYTHING a 2600k can basically. Unless you want to spend another $150 for minimal performance increase, just go with the 2500k, then upgrade to ivy in 6-8 months.
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As per my sig rig. It's more then enough to hold out till ivy.

But my reasoning behind it, it's bascially a massive rewrite of windows for example. If SB was a 30% gain over older style chips. I imagine IVY will be even bigger. With a smaller manufacturing scale and a higher stock clock. Not to mention the larger cache better memory support etc etc. The upgrade will be more then worth it.

Combine that with the latest SSD and GPU's out there. It will be one fast fast machine.
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I wouldn't think that SB would be a big enough upgrade over any Nehalem processor. I'd only upgrade to SB if I was rocking a C2Q/D on LGA775 (or anything AMD ). If I was on Nehalem, I'd probably be set for another couple of years...
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If I was on Nehalem, I'd probably be set for another couple of years...
I couldn't do it. If the hype lives up to itself the performance increase will just be to much to overlook
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like majin said, i dont see going from nehalem to sb being a big deal. i went from a phenom ii 965 @ 4ghz to 2600k and its a world of difference.
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If 3d transistors deliver, Ivy bridge might just be something we look back on and go "wow, that was a big step forward"

then again, it could fall on its face and be worthless, though I doubt that.
    
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Wonder if the next bridge will be gravel bridge.
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If 3d transistors deliver, Ivy bridge might just be something we look back on and go "wow, that was a big step forward"

then again, it could fall on its face and be worthless, though I doubt that.
Assuming the information we have been given at the moment is correct, it could be the biggest thing to hit the computer industry since the transitor itself.

There are no limits to how far we can go with this. The increased speed coupled with less power and less heat. It's a win win for not only servers but also for home users and even power companys
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