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Poll Results: Is Ivy Bridge Primarily about marketing and not developing better tech (be honest tehe) :

 
  • 16% (1)
    Yes.
  • 83% (5)
    Nope.
6 Total Votes  
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by PhilC2001 View Post

PCGuru,
I mean no disrespect, but I think you should look at this a bit more altruistically, and consider what this does for the industry, for the world, for the USA and for Intel. The Tri-gate transistor Intel rolled out, which is what the next generation Ivy Bridge will be based on, is a scientific breakthrough and a major leap forward in transistor design. The advantages are numerous, but the vitals are reduced power consumption by about 50% and ability to make a denser chip with about 37% more processing power. To the industry, to Intel and to the USA, this is crucial because of the market threat from ARM (UK based), and because of the continued march toward smaller, more powerful mobile platforms.

Perspective. I like it.

Ivy Bridge is not 100% focused on huge performance gains but rather has different main goals. Intel really is hitting on all cylinders right now, and that can only be good for us and the industry. Would be even better if AMD were as well.
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by pcguru000 View Post

Thanks very much, this is exactly the sort of response I was looking for, something to show me that Intel is not purely sucked into the corporate schema-... I guess the "tick tock" system bothers me but you are dead on about technological advancements, I agree that intel has made some major steps forward.
I guess my focus is really more on whether or not we can expect this "new generation" of tech. to be as stable and promising for the overclocking/gaming community as previous designs have been.
When I see things like "1.4 billion" transistors- I get worried about things breaking smile.gif

You may consider going the SB socket 1155 for now, and then upgrade at some point down the road to the socket compatible IB. This was one of the key selling features for me when I chose the P8Z68-V/Gen3 mobo with socket 1155. I has USB 3.0 and PCIe 3.0, so it gives me a little extra life before some other technological chipset improvement makes it obsolete. I figured I can get by with the sandy 2500k for a year, possibly 18 months, and then for $200-250 I can pick-up a new IB without having to buy all new rig.
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