Originally Posted by 996gt2;15331689
Same reason why people upgraded from Phenom II to Bulldozer
Ivy Bridge is more than a simple die shrink though. Intel labels it as a "tick+" instead of the typical "tick" in their tick-tock cycles. 10-15% higher IPC and lower power consumption at the same time, plus a doubling of iGPU performance and better overclocking as well. I could see an upgrade to the 3700K making sense if you managed to sell the 2600K and get a decent price for it.
First off, wasn't aware anyone had downgraded to a BD yet. Rofl.
Second, Intel can claim "10-20%" all they want - when we went from Conroe to Wofldale? We got 3%. When we went from Nehalem to Westmere? About the same (minus the cores
I'm betting you'll see similar results with IVB. I may be wrong.
Originally Posted by mad0314;15331643
Yea I always laugh at the poeple that go into SB-E or IB(E) threads saying its not worth it when they have SB chips already, especially those with budgets. Clearly these chips are not for you, but thank you for reassuring us.
Uh, ok? You missed the point I do believe. Or perhaps I've misunderstood your wording.
It has nothing to do with what these chips mean to me.. more me suggesting you spending that extra money in some place you'll see an actual improvement. Like an SSD. Or a better GPU. 300 bucks for a new CPU every year? Just for playing games? No. It's not the early 2000s any more. Tech isn't advancing that quickly.
Originally Posted by Homeles;15331699
The CPU performance increase is supposedly going to be 10-20% (Anand said 10, Intel said 20 a few months ago). So not identical.
You're also looking at tri-gate transistors on a 22nm fabrication process... so there's potentially a better overclocking outlook.
Also, some people just have that kind of money.
Again. Intel can claim all they want, but it's not happening. The max multi is going to go up ever so slightly (believe they quoted x63) but seriously. Upgrading every single time a new CPU is released? That's ridiculous unless it's your meal ticket, and you can save significant amounts of time/money.
You won't "feel" a difference. It's always better to wait 2-3 generations, then you'll see real improvement. It's not like current SB CPUs are slow/bottlenecking current software. *Especially* games.
Originally Posted by Xyxox;15331697
I love building computers, so any time I build a new one it needs to be an improvement on my current box.
When I build an IB box it will become my sig rig and I'll dedicate my current sig rig to 24X7 folding.
At least you have a noble cause. I just lost a very good family friend yesterday to terminal illness. Good on you, sir. Wish you and your's all the best.Edited by pursuinginsanity - 10/16/11 at 11:23am