Originally Posted by MKHunt
IB is an SB shrink. Architecture is identical. The big thing Intel has been pushing with Ivy is power saving sleep states and a better IGPU which, on OCN, is mostly irrelevant.
If you don't have an SB setup and the price is only about $30 more than the 2600k then it makes sense. But to sell a 2600k and buy this is silly.
Originally Posted by sLowEnd
There will be small tweaks, but yes, the architecture should be mostly the same.
IB is a "tick" in Intel's "tick tock" cycle.
Originally Posted by microfister
ugh how do people still not understand that ^^^^
not new arch just a dye shrink
yes some rare 2500ks and 2600ks can hit 5ghz on air, but only few and far between can keep the vcore below 1.4 while doing so.
IB is comprised of cherry picked SB cores, so its far more likely to kit 5ghz on air than a standard 2500k or 2600k bought at a retailer.
and correct me if im wrong but dosnt the dye shrink help improve cooling?
My apologies, I seem to be completely ignorant on the subject. I think the fact that Westmere did not have a mainstream compotent threw my whole Intel Roadmap off.
So is it safe to conclude that it's best to upgrade only when there is a "tock" because this will net the greatest performance upgrade?
Would that also mean that a "tick" is merely a side-grade with better temps?Edited by SkillzKillz - 10/9/11 at 1:41am