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First question, is it worth it from Z68 to Z77?

NO! All Z77 brings is native USB 3.0 controller. That's it. You see manufacturer also throws Virtu MVP and DDR3-2800 (OC) onto Z77 boards (both features are not related to Z77 by the way). Neither features are worth it anyway. Some Z68 motherboard can OC past 2133 when IB is used (SB only supports up to 2133, ES of SB can run past 2133).

Second question, buy SB now or wait?

WAIT. Even if IB is disappointing the price of SB will fall. WAIT. There is really no point in buying SB right now.
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Now, how much will a 3770k cost compared to a 2600k? Because the latter costs $367USD here. I wonder how much will its Ivy counterpart cost.
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all right.
And in my case, I have an old laptop (5 or 6 years old) and I want to buy a new desktop.
So should I take a z68 or z77 ?
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upgrading from sandy bridge to ivy bridge isn't worthwhile to begin with - unless you're looking for OC e-peen.

I think you are on the wrong forum buddy..rolleyes.gif
    
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Now, how much will a 3770k cost compared to a 2600k? Because the latter costs $367USD here. I wonder how much will its Ivy counterpart cost.

Ivy MSRP will be the same as Sandy. Now retailer might price it a bit higher, but Intel suggested price is the same.
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I hope so, 'cause they want to charge me $400USD for an i7 3770k... mad.gif
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I cant justify going from Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge. There is definitely not near enough performance differences in what I have seen so far to make that move. Now that's the rationally, financially responsible part of me talking.

I cannot wait for IB. I will sale off my SB and probably keep my Z68 for a while. I dont see the difference between the 2 chipsets being enough to go through the trouble of selling off one and switching to the other. Now if you do not have one or the other yet, why not get Z77. Thats the real me speaking.
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Ivy imo is for people still on 1156 and 1366. With that said I may still end up getting it because I want a hyperthreaded chip but day to day stuff even gaming I highly doubt you notice a difference between the two platforms.
Now obviously Ivy will be better and bench higher but 5-15% doesn't scream neccessary upgrade to me especially as a gamer.

Errrr that remains to be proved wink.gif

I heard there would be the chip replacing the NF200 on the Z77 platform. So if you are going for tri gpu then it could be worth it.
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Errrr that remains to be proved wink.gif
I heard there would be the chip replacing the NF200 on the Z77 platform. So if you are going for tri gpu then it could be worth it.

Tri GPU is really best on LGA2011 platform. If you have the money for tri-GPU why not go the extra step on LGA2011?
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Tri GPU is really best on LGA2011 platform. If you have the money for tri-GPU why not go the extra step on LGA2011?

I am not here to debate about that, just point out there will be a new chip replacing the NF200 (pci-e 2) for the pci-e 3 thumb.gif

And well, you don't necessary need tons of money to have 3 cards. I am quite sure with new 28nm release it's very possible to have three pci-e 3 cards for 400-500.
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