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So now that everything is official, should I get sandy or ivy?
Thinking of making it a gaming rig, so I'm guessing an i5 (if not i7, since it's only $100 more and I might do video editing soon, or is the i5 good enough for video editing?)
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Ooooooohhhh man. . . that i5 looks rreeeaaalllyy tempting biggrin.gif
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If your making the decision between IB and SB it would be foolish to go with SB.

1. There is no gurantee any SB chip will even hit 4.5ghz.
2. IB is an improvement on SB by virtually every measure aside from heat, which looks to have been exagerated.

Almost every one of these reviews were able to get their chips to 4.5. Looks to me like the OC headroom is about the same.
    
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post #124 of 438
Gonna stick with getting a second-hand 2500/2600K!
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Originally Posted by jtom320 View Post

If your making the decision between IB and SB it would be foolish to go with SB.
1. There is no gurantee any SB chip will even hit 4.5ghz.
2. IB is an improvement on SB by virtually every measure aside from heat, which looks to have been exagerated.
Almost every one of these reviews were able to get their chips to 4.5. Looks to me like the OC headroom is about the same.

Yeah you can hit about same wall with both but IVY will just melt @ 100C.
4.5GHz with SB is a walk in a park.
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post #126 of 438
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Originally Posted by jtom320 View Post

If your making the decision between IB and SB it would be foolish to go with SB.
1. There is no gurantee any SB chip will even hit 4.5ghz.
2. IB is an improvement on SB by virtually every measure aside from heat, which looks to have been exagerated.
Almost every one of these reviews were able to get their chips to 4.5. Looks to me like the OC headroom is about the same.

Im not sure about that i see more sandys hitting 4.7-5.0 even newer ones my cpu is only 2 months old and it does 5ghz. We know ivybridge runs hot if the person wants a cool running cpu at around 4.5ghz it would be smart to go sandy while the ivybridge might consume less power it would = out in the end with the need to remove the extra heat it generates. Now maybe down the road intel probly will release a revision change could make ivybridge run cooler and perform even better right now i say its wait or go with sandy.
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It seems I'm waiting for Haswell, or jumping on Trinity and/or Piledriver.
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post #128 of 438
i guess i'll stick to my 2600k...
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post #129 of 438
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Originally Posted by jtom320 View Post

If your making the decision between IB and SB it would be foolish to go with SB.
1. There is no gurantee any SB chip will even hit 4.5ghz.
2. IB is an improvement on SB by virtually every measure aside from heat, which looks to have been exagerated.
Almost every one of these reviews were able to get their chips to 4.5. Looks to me like the OC headroom is about the same.

Im not sure about that i see more sandys hitting 4.7-5.0 even newer ones my cpu is only 2 months old and it does 5ghz. We know ivybridge runs hot if the person wants a cool running cpu at around 4.5ghz it would be smart to go sandy while the ivybridge might consume less power it would = out in the end with the need to remove the extra heat it generates. Now maybe down the road intel probly will release a revision change could make ivybridge run cooler and perform even better right now i say its wait or go with sandy.

My CPU will do 4.5ghz only. Trust me there are a lot of Sandy's out there that do not hit these high clock speeds everyone throws around. People have to put in perspective that if you hit 5ghz on a 2600k you were extremely lucky.

Ivy at 4.5 is infinitely preferable to SB at 4.5. 75 degrees is no where near the breaking point for these chips. Really we were all spoiled this last go round.

Not saying Ivy is super impressive I'm just saying it is a step up. I'm sure there will be golden 3770ks out there that will hit 5ghz with normal temps but I'm also sure that will be an extremely rare chip.
    
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Yeah you can hit about same wall with both but IVY will just melt @ 100C.
4.5GHz with SB is a walk in a park.

i got mine to 4.5 without a problem when i first got the 2600k last year
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