Originally Posted by Alatar
This is exactly the market where IB and SB are trading blows and neither is clearly better than the other. With an average clock for clock improvement of 4% over SB and generally with a bit worse OCing potential Most users on OCN (yes, mainstream OCers are what most of OCN is made out of so that's why you're seeing all the fail sings and people complaining) are going to see similar results with SB and IB. Neither is better is this case, making the CPU seem like a disappointment to a lot of OCN users.
Mainstream OCing with low end water/air cooling is about the only market where IB doesn't meet the expectations.
I'd actually want to buy one and see how far it goes on phase. Just for some fun though, my 5.3GHz 3930K is pretty beastly but I wouldn't mid trying IB. Kind of expensive to buy just for laughs though
While I understand what you're saying, the people who are disappointed by this release are often in the wrong, likely due to misconceptions. Most people's expectations of what Ivy Bridge and the 22nm 3d-tranny process would entail were inaccurate. A smaller process doesn't mean it'll automatically run at lower temperatures. It's a revolutionary new process, it'll take time to nail down as we battle the limits of what silicon can accommodate and work on alternatives.This release isn't aimed at users who already have high-end desktop Sandy Bridge or SB-E setups
. This is a tick to a new process/platform, not a tock bringing significance performance gains to an existing process. Ivy Bridge is a better CPU (by all measures except its pure frequency ceiling and temperature levels at higher voltages) on a better platform (Z77 > P67/Z68, that is), and there should be no confusion in the decision in which to purchase given similar pricing (finding deals can alter the decision, of course). The backward compatibility of Ivy Bridge is appreciated, too. If one is happy with their SB proc, they can simply acknowledge the improvements Ivy brings and wait for something that suits them better. Constructive criticism is welcome, but the majority of the expressions of disappointment in these parts are anything but constructive (general rant, not aimed at you Ala
). I'm getting tired of feeling obligated to defend the Ivy Bridge release and combat negativity. A successful launch should not require defense.
Ivy Bridge brings improvements to the desktop segment and should have a significant impact in the mobile market. It will be exciting to follow the release of new ultra-portables this year.Edited by staryoshi - 4/24/12 at 10:52am