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Should i upgrade or not from 2500K to 2600K/2700K or wait for Ivy Bridge..??

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Hello guys..

i am currently in dilemma on deciding whether to upgrade or not my current cpu to 2600k/2700k.. redface.gif
currently my rig fold stable at 4.5ghz with 18-19k ppd..
i am thinking to upgrade and selling my current cpu.. biggrin.gif

do you think I should upgrade or remain fold with my current cpu...

come help me on deciding this thing up.. wink.gif

with this i fold with 2 gtx 460 also on the same rig..
Edited by Hackcremo - 3/12/12 at 7:25am
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Hey there fellow Malaysian! This is the first time I stumble across a fellow Malaysian here on OCN biggrin.gif
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Hold off the upgrade for a few more weeks until Ivy Bridge is there, then get the 4c+HT version of that, you'll get the 10-20% speed improvement as well as more cores. Rumours from Intel's direction suggest that the new chips will come in at similar prices to the current Sandy Bridge chips. Alternatively, you can wait for Ivy and buy a 2600k or 2700k from someone who is upgrading.
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Hold off the upgrade for a few more weeks until Ivy Bridge is there, then get the 4c+HT version of that, you'll get the 10-20% speed improvement as well as more cores. Rumours from Intel's direction suggest that the new chips will come in at similar prices to the current Sandy Bridge chips. Alternatively, you can wait for Ivy and buy a 2600k or 2700k from someone who is upgrading.

Exactly what I was going to say, however, anandtech suggests it will be a 5-15% increase in performance. Of course it will run cooler and potentially clock higher as well.
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I agree with the other two however if you don't feel like waiting I say the upgrade to a 2600k would be worth it if you plan on folding quite abit.
Edited by Heimsgard - 3/12/12 at 3:50am
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Wait for Ivy.
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Wait for Ivy.

This!
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If you want to fold definitely go with a 4c/8t cpu. If you can wait a little more go with Ivy, a little faster with less power consumption.
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The gains you'll get from ivybridge over sandybridge is ALL up to you! biggrin.gif
At stock settings, they both get nearly the same amount of work done clock for clock. Ivy will be a few percentages faster. This percentage is in the low single digits.
meh, you say
well, here's where it becomes your choice.
overclocking! thumb.gif
theoretically, due to all the power savings and more stable architecture allowing for higher possible clockrates, Ivy should be able to overclock higher than Sandy or give you the option of getting the same clock speed while using less power. Since you already have an overclocked cpu, I'm going to assume you'll be looking to overclock your new cpu as well. Yes, I would think a 20% improvement would be possible but not at stock as SOME people say. In any case, wait a few weeks then let price decide. If Sandy drops far enough, hell maybe even that would be better price-wise than the gains from the more expensive Ivy.
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Wait for IVY and get 2600K on the cheap.
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