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I thought Ivy Bridge would be released today. I am SO sick of having to wait for it. I am also curious whether it would overclock as high or perform any better in games. Responses and advice would be great.
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3570K has slightly better IPC but probably won't OC as high as a 2500K. Reviews have them topping out at around 4.5-4.6 GHz.
Edited by 996gt2 - 4/23/12 at 7:14pm
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post #3 of 11
I would get the 2500k/2550k. It's a Better overclocker, plus Ivy bridges temps over 1.3v or terribly high according to most reviews.
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agreed ^^^^ get a i5-2500k or the 2550k for the price and if you dont ever need iGP smile.gif
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might as well go with the ivy if your not going to clock much, that 212+ wont tame the beast, but you have a z77 and a pci-e 3.0 card so why not go ivy ?
your pretty much garanteed to get 4.5 out of the ivy, prolly even with that newer 212, which would be equal to about 4.7-.4.8 SB OC.....more than enough imo
 
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SB is a better bet imo, especially if prices are lower than Ivy. Ivy brings a ~4-8% performance improvement (closer to 4% for most workloads) but the OC potential and heat is a bit of an issue. Ivy at 4.6 should be roughly equal to a SB at 4.9 or so... but the Ivy will run hotter and require more advanced cooling, further increasing the budget.

So yea, if you have no budget restrictions and want the best of the best, Ivy is the way to go.

Want to save some of that cash while not being forced to use expensive cooling solutions and being able to put the extra money into a better GPU (which is what counts for gaming) or an SSD or something (or a better SSD if your getting a budget one) Those would be better uses of a restricted budget imo.

SB is a proven winner and relatively cheap. Personally, I'd go with an SB rig hands down.

For Ivy Intel focused almost entirely on improving the iGPU, so for users with dedicated GPU's its almost just a side grade. And for PCIe 3.0, unless your running Xfire 7970's or SLI 680's running a massive resolution, PCIe2.0 is more than enough. (so for 99% of consumers, its rather pointless at this point in time)
Edited by Fuell - 4/23/12 at 5:36pm
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post #7 of 11
2500k or 2550k whichever cheaper
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i5 2550k for $150 or i5 3570k?
Is this a typo, or is there an awesome deal out there that I don't know about?
post #9 of 11
If you plan to game the question after is how many gpu?2x690?go with the ib .single 690?go with th 2550
post #10 of 11
IB hands down. PCI 3.0 and native USB 3.0 support. Some reviews can overclock it to 4.8GHz on air. One member here got 4.8GHz on 1.22V. Some people here are taking heat issue out of portion and seem to think SB at 4.8GHz is a walk in the park. 4.6GHz IB is 4.8-5.0GHz SB.
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