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I plan upgrading my mobo and cpu sometime down the line. Anyway, What are the main differences and advantages from Sandy Bridge-E to Ivy Bridge? We know the Sandy Bridge-E specs and its going to be 22nm just like Ivy Bridge. Is one really going to be noticeably better than the other?
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Sandy Bridge-E is going to be the enthusiast line, like your current 920. Ivy Bridge is going to be their more mainstream line, like my 870. I have a feeling both will perform great, but the Sandy Bridge-E is going to be better for people that want 3-4 GPU's, and up to 6 cores, and of course quad channel ddr3.

SB-E = 32nm process, Socket 2011 (new socket), quad and 6 core CPUs, new X79 chipset supporting 8 DIMMs and quad-channel memory configurations, PCI-e 3.0 (I think? Always forget, maybe still 2.1) and maybe USB3 natively. Released Q4-2011

Ivy Bridge = 22nm process, Socket 1155, dual and quad core, New Z77 Panther Point chipset, dual channel DDR3-1600 or 1833, PCI-e 3.0, native USB3, possible LightPeak support. Target release Q1-2012.
Edited by anubis1127 - 8/11/11 at 5:23pm
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Keep in mind that if you upgrade to 2011 SB-E you'll be able to get Ivy Bridge when it is released for socket 2011.
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Im waiting for ivy bridge personally. Depends what SB-E prices are like. What do you reckon the prices will be like for SB-E and Ivy Bridge?
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Ok thanks
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