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So I was going to upgrade soon, but I hear something about SB-E is coming out. Is that Ivy Bridge or something else? Should I just wait or just go for a 2500k?

Its mainly for gaming and school work, and maybe some folding when I'm not on. And I currently have a ASRock Gen3 Extreme 3 to use, so I do have room for IB when it comes out.

If you guys need more info, then let me know. Gonna crash for now
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SB-E is an enthusiast version of SB with Quad Channel memory and 6Core processors. Ivy Bridge is the successor to SB.

Honestly for gaming SB with a 2500k will be more than enough, SB-E may be faster in a gaming enviroment but not by much unless game start using 6Cores (unlikely).

SB-E is at a different end of the price spectrum and the CPU alone will cost 3 times what a 2500k costs. Get a 2500k and enjoy your games, leave SB-E for those with deep pockets.
 
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Sandy bridge-e is what x58 was to p55

Higher end, more expensive, not as effective price wise for gaming.
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have to agree there, only go with sb-e if you really need it, the mb's are gone be expensive and the cpu is gone be even more.
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
SB-E is an enthusiast version of SB with Quad Channel memory and 6Core processors. Ivy Bridge is the successor to SB.

Honestly for gaming SB with a 2500k will be more than enough, SB-E may be faster in a gaming enviroment but not by much unless game start using 6Cores (unlikely).

SB-E is at a different end of the price spectrum and the CPU alone will cost 3 times what a 2500k costs. Get a 2500k and enjoy your games, leave SB-E for those with deep pockets.
This^ Sandy bridge e will be a different socket than SB/IB. With the price of a 2500k so low, i dont see how you can go wrong. And with the 2600k the topdog four core cpu. Sb would be a good choice , or wait till the first of the year and see what they offer.
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Oh I see that explains a lot. But is it worth it to at least wait for Ivy bridge to come out? At least for the price drop that should affect Sandy?
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We need one of those dedicated threads like amd has with bulldozer, no offence to the OP but there is info available going around in several threads, some that have good info but usually gets lost due to the number of threads that are created.

I for one would like to see a sticky thread for SB-E and Ivy so all discussions can take place there and important anouncements etc. There is one for amd bulldozer, even a dedicated thread for BF3 what about one for the intel section????????

I would like to see upto date info regarding ivy or sb-e but because there are sooooo many threads that are full of opinions and such, which do you believe??? I'd rather see a dedicated thread than several, that'll more than likely cut down on the SB-E and Ivy threads that are currently being created.
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