Originally Posted by sandy cheeks
I don't get all the hype about ivy bridge when sandy bridge is still a good chip
Example my 2500k @ 4.7ghz cinebench score 7.56. I could hit 5ghz but I hate taking the voltage above 1.395 and 60c since i plan on keeping my rig for a few years.
Originally Posted by Kitarist
Well even if there is hype for the ivy bridge we all know that prices will be cut for sandy and they will be even better bang for the buck!!!
I agree with you guys that a 10% increase in CPU performance doesn't justify a new chip. But, for example, when I buy this chip I won't be using a GPU for a little while because I want to see prices drop for Fermi. I can easily watch HD movies, and play BF3 at 720p with on die graphics from a 3770k. Along with a solid OC of around 4.5Ghz on a CM 212+, it just makes sense for me to wait 2 weeks.
I actually was planning on pulling the trigger on a 2600k when I saw them for $200 at Microcenter a few days back, but I can't justify the lack of GPU performance and maybe better OC performance. Although, looking back on as I am posting this post, I could have saved ~$115 and used that on a better discreet GPU, oh well, maybe prices will drop like a rock again and I will be smarter and go with a 2600k. The other thing I am thinking about it future proofness because IB is PCIe 3 compatible....idk. It might be worth getting a 2600k and waiting for Haswell.