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Is it worth getting the 3930k knowing that Ivy bridge processors are coming out?

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Is the Intel 3930K worth getting over the LGA1155 chipsets? Since the LGA2011 chipsets cant support ivy bridge

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I would wait it out for the Ivy Bridge. They are going to be beastly. They are right around the corner.
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Hmmm, I heard Ivy bridge will be very 'efficiency orientated'...as opposed to powerful/ performance. It's probably better on a pound for pound basis. :/ Or am i wrong?
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Hmmm, I heard Ivy bridge will be very 'efficiency orientated'...as opposed to powerful/ performance. It's probably better on a pound for pound basis. :/ Or am i wrong?

You're quite right. They'll be superb for laptops and such, but the sandy bridge-E is going to be much faster for now. You'll be able to upgrade to the ivy bridge-E when they come you, too. The 3930k is a very strong chip, I sincerely doubt you'll need anything more for a good 3-5 years. thumb.gif
 
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Sandy Bridge-E is a 6 core, 12 thread processor meant for enthusiasts, people who fold, and users who work with apps that are CPU intensive (ie Video Editing). Ivy Bridge is a replacement to Sandy Bridge, while Ivy Bridge-E, coming out late 2012, will replace Sandy Bridge-E. SB-E and Ivy are not really in the same league.
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