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    Sandy Bridge-E
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    Ivy Bridge
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    Haswell or future
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post #731 of 1172
anyone? is ivy bridge going to be worth it for gamming over maby a i7 2700k? is ivy bridge going to be good for gaming as im going to be doing a build with one soon, or a i7 2700k idk yet.
post #732 of 1172
For gaming ? Hell no... For gaming 2500K is still the best money for buck. Z77 is only for better iGPU support, native USB 3.0 support and a little bit improvement here and there... Check link 2 post back, in gaming all you need is high frequency 4-core cpu + a good GPU that's it(provided that you have sufficient RAM 4-8GB ofc).

I'm looking for a new build myself and the 5-20%performance difference between Ivy and Sandy will not be seen in games IN MY OPINION. I'm looking for 2500K or 2700K(HT is needed for other stuff i'll do) and a good solid Z68 board be done with it. 22nm vs 32nm is important yes but most Sandy K series cpus will do 5GHZ at least under water cooling so it is already enough for anything...
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post #733 of 1172
In the same boat. Wanna upgrade, going to wait regardless to see pricing and such. When its introduced how long do expect pricing on the Sandy's to be as high as they are? Generally, how long does it take for those processors to come down a bit?
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post #734 of 1172
That seems like my fallback then. I'll wait until the first batches of reviews are coming out, talking about revisions/stepping/temperatures/overclockability... if it's not consistently hitting the marks just yet, i'll rock out a used 2500k in a Z77 board.

Thanks for the link munaim smile.gif
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post #735 of 1172
So glad I found this thread tongue.gif Subbed
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post #736 of 1172
I need more newz

Why cant intel set a date for CPU's like when vidya games have a date before there released? Because then ill know if im getting my pc on the 8th or the 29th frown.gif
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post #737 of 1172
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaxFTW View Post

I need more newz

Why cant intel set a date for CPU's like when vidya games have a date before there released? Because then ill know if im getting my pc on the 8th or the 29th frown.gif

Dates were set and published a while back.

8th April for chipsets/Z77
29th April for CPUs

Also depends on how well CPUs will be distributed for etailers.
post #738 of 1172

Core i7/i5 3770K, 3570K, 2600K, 2500K BenchMark

This means that the main CPU that the 3770K(ES) is replacing is the Sandy Bridge based 2600K which has been an absolutely awesome chip for us. It's served us extremely well, but no doubt we'll be transitioning over to the new Ivy Bridge based 3770K in the coming weeks.

Before we finish, though, you can see below our CPU-Z and AIDA64 screenshot which expands on some of the features that are currently on offer from the new CPU.

So, the first thing we've got to say is that we're still dealing with early versions of these CPUs. They're both early samples, they're both engineering samples and we're still five weeks away from the official launch of the Ivy Bridge platform on a whole. So, like everything that we've done related to the Ivy Bridge platform, we've kept it as a pure preview. We're not giving any kind of verdict yet on the CPUs.

Source: http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/4619/ivy_bridge_preview_with_gigabyte_z77x_ud5h_intel_z77_and_core_i7_3770k/index.html

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I wish that we were seeing the whole Ivy Bridge platform launch this month and not next month, but we're not. We've got a really good idea of what's going on with the platform and where it's going to sit. If you're looking at something that's going to draw less power than the current crop of Sandy Bridge based systems yet offer better performance, it's going to be a great option.

You combine the CPU improvements then with the changes that GIGABYTE has brought to the 7 Series chipset over the 6 Series chipset boards and you have some real reasons to upgrade. Now we've got to see what happens when we overclock these new chips. So, that's exactly what we're going to start doing now.
Edited by HYUNGI KIM - 3/22/12 at 7:59pm
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post #739 of 1172
Color me worried..... But stock for stock it doesn't seem that impressive over the 2600k frown.gif
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post #740 of 1172
Hmm, makes it look like my $180 2500K was a good purchase. At least for gaming. wink.gif
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