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post #11 of 72
Launch, or announce? Everyone else has been saying ~April 8-9 for the launch.
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It's claiming 20% performance increases over SB, and integrated GPU performance gains of 30%. Those numbers seem a little off to me...

I saw about 50% for the graphics, and CPU performance gain varies - if it clocks higher, *maybe* 20% for desktops, perhaps 15% is more realistic. For mobile quads, ~20%, maybe more; for all dual-cores - IPC gain, ~200mhz higher clocks, that's about it; and for 17W dual-cores, a pretty big jump (>20% if you count turbo boost).

There's already some benchmarks of the laptop i7-3920XM out, that do show the ~50% faster graphics. http://forum.notebookreview.com/hardware-components-aftermarket-upgrades/636978-ivy-bridge-mobile-3920xm-tested.html
 
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I'll probably wait it out until Haswell/Piledriver releases, these i7 9xx just keep on kicking after years, I see no reason to upgrade right now as my CPU would probably not bottleneck even a 3x SLI/CF setup. IB look like some pretty good chips though.

I wish I had your self control lol
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So many possibilities..hopefully it is Ivy Bridge though so I can pick up a 2500k on the cheap thumb.gif

You'll love it, I just switched from a 4.2ghz 1100t and even tried a 8150 qt 4.9ghz in my system
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On my birthday? Thanks Intel biggrin.gif
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Even if this isn't true, it'll make me happy for awhile.
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You have changed my mood. I was kinda worry if I can hold out 3 months till April due I need to ship off my Nitro rig very soon. lol

I hope they are releasing it earlier.

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Will wait for haswell to get the most out of 22nm tech..
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post #17 of 72
I am in the midst of building a computer for my GF to game on, and now I am wondering if I should wait and build and IB for myself lol. Are those gains noticeable in real world applications or are we talking benchmarking?
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I wish I had your self control lol

As long as my FPS consistently stays about my monitor's refresh rate, and I'm not CPU-bound, then an upgrade wouldn't do me any good. If I spent $400 on a motherboard and CPU and couldn't notice the difference I would have buyer's remorse.
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As long as my FPS consistently stays about my monitor's refresh rate, and I'm not CPU-bound, then an upgrade wouldn't do me any good. If I spent $400 on a motherboard and CPU and couldn't notice the difference I would have buyer's remorse.

Yep pry much this.

Only reason I'm itching to upgrade is that I don't have SATA 6 and USB 3 on my 1156 board.
I might honestly just cave when IB drops...I'll still be able to use my RAM at least (already making excuses here lol) tongue.gif
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In London? On my doorstep, Would be nice to go rolleyes.gif
   
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