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I'm going to get a z77 for sure, should I get Ivy or Sandy if I have a H100?

depends on how much you plan to OC and what your temperature comfort level is.
post #62 of 438
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Originally Posted by Tom Thumb View Post

LOL! Sandy or Ivy is a great improvement over what you running! Take your pick.thumb.gif

I wasn't taking a dig at intel, nor was i saying is AMD better in any way, i was merely saying for people like me who want to switch, IB doesn't do that, to which some people are suggesting it does. Yes, i probably will go to SB in the near future, done slating AMD?
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Originally Posted by jtom320 View Post

Temps for the 4.5-4.7 ghz range are perfectly within normal. The majority of Sandy Bridge chips don't go over that level anyway. As I said reports of massive temperature increases seem to be wrong. My chip hits 75 over a 12 hour prime run at the exact same level their chip does. Doesn't seem to me to be the huge problem everyone was so convinced it would be.
It's nothing but an improvement no matter which way you look at it. Whether or not it's a large enough improvement for you to buy it doesn't take away from that fact. Ivy is home to the fastest x86 CPU cores you can buy.
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I am the proud owner of a 2500k, and I will be upgrading... Mostly because I want HT so I can get down and dirty with VMware.
Honestly I think it will meet the expectations of the last 6 months. 50% iGPU increase + MVP= WIN And with a decent water loop I'm thinking 5Ghz 24/7 may just be plausible. And think about it If you were making a Elite Gaming rig would you really try to get over 4.7-5.0 anyway? And you throw in PCIe 3.0 and I see Win written all over this beast.
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Hmm, for gaming it looks like it would be pretty pointless to swap out my 5 GHz 3960X for a ~4.8 GHz 3770k. The IB IPC increase for gaming is virtually nothing.
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^^

lol I regret ordering my 3570k and 3770k...
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This is one processor that I would really like to see lapped.
 
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Yeah I'll be holding onto my 2500k for a bit. If prices drop a bit more, and I find a decent deal on a new board, I may get a 2600k/2700k to hold me over until Haswell.
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Some posts i'm reading on here are quite 'Apple-esque', the fact of the matter is; IB is no where near the improvement people ( myself included ) were looking for. People comparing it to Bulldozer is not right, but it's not a million miles away. Yes, the temps are down, brilliant. Yes the intergrated gpu is better, brilliant - not so if you use a dedicated GPU which, lets be honest, most desktop users do. But in terms of CPU /core performance, it is no big great step up, if at all, from SB. The only great upside to IB, at the moment, is the power consumption, and that is important, but as an AMD guy looking to do the switch, i'm not getting even half - tempted by this release. Sorry for the rant, i just hate to see some people think it is as great an improvement as they are making it out to be.thumb.gif

Why were you expecting more than what IB has given?

It is a die shrink, nothing more. The architecture is the same. Getting more performance out of the same architecture is a bonus.

If you for one moment believed that going to 3d transistors would somehow automatically decrease temperatures, then that was your mistake for believing it would. Obviously they cannot dissipate heat as well as a completely flat transistor.

This is not even remotely close to bulldozer. If anyone thought there would be more improvements than what has been shown, that is just your own fault for making yourself believe that. Any way you look at it these reviews are exactly the performance bump that was expected all along.
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This.

If so many complaint about temperatures, I would love to see that IHS go away and get direct contact with a water block. I imagine results will improve dramaticaly.
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This sums it up best and although I can't stand Tom'shardware..they've got it spot on.
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