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I know it has probably already been threaded in here but can anyone please give me a solid reason on waiting for the Ivy Bridge processors to come out.
From what I have read the only difference is the support of 3.0 pci which I really do not think that the current or even near future GPU's can even come close to saturating the band width.And I really can't seem to find anything that is stating that there will be a major improvement in OC'ing abilities.
If I am missing something please enlighten me because I am by all rights completely new to this and probably really don't understand half of what I'm reading.
I would really hate to think my build log "CHI YOU" is waiting for something that will be easily achievable with what is already out.

Thanks:thinking:
post #2 of 7
its only a die shrink, sandy will be fine unless you really want on-the-chip usb3 control
 
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well native 1600MHz RAM is another option instead of sandys 1333
but the main thing is as its a die shrink with a lower stock TDP and a multiplier of x63, i expect Ivy will have better avaerage OCs than sandy.. say like 5 - 5.2 GHz on high quality Air maybe even 5.5 or so on water thumb.gif

but all this sounds nice but my attention has now turned to the I7 3820 as it looks to be a overclocking beast but the mobos cost more but the results im seeing makes it worth while for a budget sb-e smile.gif
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I won't be upgrading from SB to Ivy as there isn't enough to justify it for me. However, if I were building my rig now, the fact that Ivy runs on only 77w would be something I would be very interested in. I think Ivy is going to run much cooler and be more efficient. Yeah, it might only see slight increases in performance over Sandy at stock levels, but I'm betting it will OC a lot higher.
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Well I'm upgrading because I have a NON-K i7 2600. So instead of buying a 2600k, like I was about to do this week, I could get more bang for my buck, by waiting for Ivy. And I could probably OC it further, with a budget CPU cooler (Antec Liquid 920) And yeah, the 1600mhz RAM (native) is also a nice addition.

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Ok so if I am understanding this correctly,for gaming only there is really no reason to wait,but if I am into seeing what kind of OC's I can reach(which obviously I am considering my new build log)MOOOORE POOOOWWWWWEEERRR!!!!LOL it will deffinately be worth the wait.biggrin.gif
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Ok so if I am understanding this correctly,for gaming only there is really no reason to wait,but if I am into seeing what kind of OC's I can reach(which obviously I am considering my new build log)MOOOORE POOOOWWWWWEEERRR!!!!LOL it will deffinately be worth the wait.biggrin.gif

yeah for gamming it wont make no difference in most cases but its expected to OC like a beast so yes MORE POOOOOOWER is a nice and to have the fun of push it to its limits to see how far you will go.. maybe with a decent custom loop you could hit 6GHz lol
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