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post #41 of 107
Maximum PC says to go Ivy. but if you already have sandy then stay.

link to article

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/intels_ivy_bridge_maximum_pc_review
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Mostly the same. There are a few exceptions, some rare programs, like Shogun 2:Total War (see the bit tech review) show substantial improvement with Ivy Bridge.
But my main point is that 4.6 IB is superior to 4.6 Sandy.

Aren't those Shogun 2:Total War improvements based on the integrated HD4000 graphics? Anyone purchasing a discrete GPU will likely not need those "improvements" or am I wrong on this?
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You're wrong on that. I think they used a 590 for those benchmarks. The reviewers thought the improvements had something to do with the otherwise minor improvements in instruction set Intel made, apparently important to Shogun 2.

Edit: Yep, 590, with no AA and without maxxing graphics settings (to overkill with GPU).
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post #44 of 107
Originally, I thought 2500k. I might decide to go with the 3570k after all though. Reading more about Ivy has shown me that it's pretty close between the two, and that if I'm upgrading from something older than Sandy, I might as well go with Ivy.
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You're wrong on that. I think they used a 590 for those benchmarks. The reviewers thought the improvements had something to do with the otherwise minor improvements in instruction set Intel made, apparently important to Shogun 2.
Edit: Yep, 590, with no AA and without maxxing graphics settings (to overkill with GPU).
Sorry about that then I thought you were referencing this article.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5771/the-intel-ivy-bridge-core-i7-3770k-review/12
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post #46 of 107
No problem. It was a reasonable assumption. I should have linked the relevant page:
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/04/23/intel-core-i7-3770k-review/7

The guess for the cause of the benefits is on the summary page.
    
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Thank you for the link. Much appreciated. smile.gif
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post #48 of 107
I'm most likely going to get the i5-3570K. Around the same price as the 2500k. Can't wait for it!

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Microcenter will be selling Ivy Bridge CPUs with a $50 discount if you buy with a motherboard on Sunday....you know where I'll be!!

i5-3570K + ASRock Z77 Extreme4...HERE I COME!
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Originally Posted by malikq86 View Post

Microcenter will be selling Ivy Bridge CPUs with a $50 discount if you buy with a motherboard on Sunday....you know where I'll be!!
i5-3570K + ASRock Z77 Extreme4...HERE I COME!

Dang, I already have ASRock Z77 Extreme6 sitting on the dresser in my bedroom. frown.gif
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