Originally Posted by staryoshi
The viability of Ivy Bridge and the new platform is not measured by the secondhand market. There is little-to-no reason to buy a new SB processor over an equivalent Ivy processor at this time, barring outliers such as fantastic sales.
Its a smaller process that is running hotter - I would say there is plenty of reason for a overcloker to buy today a new SB instead of IB considering the negligible IPC difference.
The smaller you get the harsher laws of thermodynamics will hit you if you are heating stuff up. Now this is pure speculation in my part as I dont know how these new 3D transistors hold up - but I would speculate that these chips will degrade faster at the 4.7 GHz (and volts needed for that) than SB does at 5 GHz and volts needed for that. If I would have to buy a new CPU today for LGA 1055 starting from scratch I would go with Z68 or Z77 mobo and SB K series CPU.
IB is not a bad CPU, but considering the temps and volts needed for higher clock it is not as good as hoped. A lot better than AMD pulled off with their overhyped faildozer tho
At least it outperforms the previous generation at stock settings.