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Ok, I am not following CPU's much. It is about time to upgrade, what is better Ivy or SB-E?
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Figures. Just today I finally put an end to my misery and ordered all of my X79 upgrade parts because I didn't want to wait two more months for IB! Oh well, I'm sure I'll be more than happy with my 3960x/RIV-E combo....
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Ok, I am not following CPU's much. It is about time to upgrade, what is better Ivy or SB-E?

SB-E if you need hex core with the ability to run 12 threads (mimicking 12 core CPU). Useful only for serious workstation, crunching, virtualization, encoding, or need to burn money user.

Otherwise Ivy.
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I just read that overclocking a 3770k to 5ghz on 1.17v was possible with proper cooling. Seriously want one. drool.gif
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Yup. I get my 3960X/Asus RIV E in tomorrow. If performance is close (which I doubt), I'll be a sad panda.
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Yup. I get my 3960X/Asus RIV E in tomorrow. If performance is close (which I doubt), I'll be a sad panda.

Unless you will make use of that extra 4 threads, gap won't be really huge.
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I saw a thread earlier regarding PCI 3.0 on IB. Have i understood it correctly that by going to a IB chip on a say P67 board will make the PCI 2.0 slots run @ PCI 3.0 speeds? or do you need another motherboard for that?
post #38 of 72
Oh god please let it be on March 6th. My Bday, and totally planning on grabbing a 3770K on/near release. Would be so perfect to justify it as a birthday present to myself.
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@ Eggy88 I think you need a Z68 chipset.

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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.

Finally someone with some common sense. I love the guys with the current SB chips saying time to upgrade. Is your current setup that deficient? I doubt it.
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