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Upgrade to Ivy or wait for Haswell?

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Hey OCN,

Im running a fairly budget 1090T rig at the moment and wondering if i should upgrade to Ivy in June (I know release is april but I will be upgrading in June).

Should I upgrade to Ivy or wait for Haswell? If I do upgrade I will be going 3770k, 2 intel 510 120gb SSDs, new motherboard, new RAM, new case and either anothr 6950, or 2x Kepler, depending on performance.

Overclock ability is fairly important, I will be probably running top-end air.
post #2 of 7
I think Ivy will have outrageous overclocking ability. Haswell will be a new architecture, but the die shrink is the important part which won't be out for awhile after Haswell comes out.

With all the delays, I wouldn't expect Haswell for a year after Ivy at least.
     
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yep haswell will be out in 2013 and use a new socket called the LGA1150 roumored specs seem pretty good such as
-1MB L2 cache per core and up to a 32MB L3 cache
-Up to 2~6 cores available in consumer market and 10 core in server version

i agree though that Ivy bridge will be a great Overclocker so i would wait a a month or two after IB is realeased then skip Haswell and next upgrade to Broadwell or Skylake smile.gif
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post #4 of 7
Get IB, play with it until Haswell comes out, sell the IB system, then buy the Haswell.
post #5 of 7
I usually upgrade the cpu when the surrounding components are running off the cpu and not 3rd party chips: pcie 3.0, usb3, sata3.

You grab a mobo with these features and you should be set for a while.
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Thanks guys, +rep, yeah i think ill go ivy and wait for the 14nm broadwell thumb.gif
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I have ivy bridge, and the only way I will upgrade to haswell is if I can sell my mobo and cpu for a good price. But I am going to have to try to sell after it has come out, because I dont want downtime with my system. IDK, if I get a good price, I will grab it, otherwise, no.
 
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