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Can you or someone please explain the Sandy 4,5 is like Ivy 4.3 theory?

In short, the ivy bridge needs less speed to do the same amount of work as the sandy cpu. It does more with less, or atleast that is my understanding. From what I have read in some comparison posts they arent that far apart and the ivy is obviously not living up to its name for running "cooler".
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I've been a long Asus fan but i'm kinda thinking getting ASrock now

So guys how is the Z77 Extreme 4 mobo? Worth buying?

Thanks!!!
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I've been a long Asus fan but i'm kinda thinking getting ASrock now
So guys how is the Z77 Extreme 4 mobo? Worth buying?
Thanks!!!

This is my first time with ASRock..and the z77 Extreme4 is amazing. Very nice board...and best bang for buck hands down in my opinion. I think people waste a lot of money on motherboards...features they will never use, overkill. ASRock z77 Extreme4 is perfect for the average user (has everything you need, and even a little more) and offers high quality at a great price...a smart value conscious builders choice. thumb.gif
Edited by malikq86 - 5/10/12 at 1:36pm
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Thnx for the explanation ! I will stick with my Sandy for now anyway.



Getting my board tomorrow finally.
My asus gene-z board gave me strange Side effects at high clocks (4.7ghz).
Skype failure and slow web browsing..
Hope this board wont let me down!
Edited by conwa - 5/10/12 at 1:36pm
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Well i just want something thats stable and reliable in long term.

Also not sure if i should go with a budget build or just spend a little more and get something that will last for a while, but a second options seems to be much better biggrin.gif
post #116 of 3088
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Can you or someone please explain the Sandy 4,5 is like Ivy 4.3 theory?

I believe there was testing done that showed Ivy was a 10% increase in performance, not much and just a 'tick' on Intel's gameplan but because of that 10%, you can say 4.5 Ivy is to 5.0ghz Sandy, etc...

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This is my first time with ASRock..and the z77 Extreme4 is amazing. Very nice board...and best bang for buck hands down in my opinion. I think people waste a lot of money on motherboards...features they will never use, overkill. ASRock z77 Extreme4 is perfect for the average user (has everything you need, and even a little more) and offers high quality at a great price...a smart value conscious builders choice. thumb.gif

I picked up this board as part of a combo from MC and got the board at a price I couldnt resist. However, I am a little dissapointed with my results from the OC and while Im not blaming it on the board per se, I'm just really curious as to what a Maximus V Gene might present in comparison, etc...Value is there though no doubt though and budgets are budgets if you can stick to them biggrin.gif

The Biostar for 150 looks like wicked value as well.

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Well i just want something thats stable and reliable in long term.
Also not sure if i should go with a budget build or just spend a little more and get something that will last for a while, but a second options seems to be much better biggrin.gif

Ive bought expensive and cheap boards, many have been reliable some have not. Ive had to RMA expensive ones, and cheap ones have lasted for their purpose. 'Long term' is very subjective. I upgrade prolly every 4 yrs, long term for you may be 1 year. Get the best board for your budget, theres always going to be issues with all boards that someones going to experience.
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Well i just want something thats stable and reliable in long term.
Also not sure if i should go with a budget build or just spend a little more and get something that will last for a while, but a second options seems to be much better biggrin.gif

When it comes to brands, back in the day I swore by ABIT(many probably never even heard of this company) and they I believe got bought out by someone(asus maybe?) . That was in the amd athlon xp 2500+ days(BARTON CORE REPRESENT).
Back then gigabyte was poor in performance and technology in their boards.
After that I went straight to gigabyte since it seemed they totally redesigned their strategies for motherboards.
I swore by gigabyte for years and every pc i have built in the last 5 years for me, family members and friends have all had gigabyte boards.
I have recommended them to everyone.
This is my first ASRock board and I cannot complain too much. Only time will really tell if I will stick to this company or not. Gigabytes low end boards compete with ASRock's more featured boards so price was kind of the issue on this build(296.16 after tax for the 3570k and the asrock extreme4).

I like the mobo so far and I have no complaints as of yet.
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post #118 of 3088
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Originally Posted by Kitarist View Post

I've been a long Asus fan but i'm kinda thinking getting ASrock now
So guys how is the Z77 Extreme 4 mobo? Worth buying?
Thanks!!!

My trust in Asus motherboards is the reason I felt comfortable buying an ASRock motherboard.

(From what I've read this is how ASRock came into being, it is possible I was given incorrect information. Please correct me if I'm wrong)
In 2002, Asus spun off ASRock to compete in the motherboard cost/performance and OEM segments.
In 2007, Asus incorporated Pegatron, which became ASRock's parent company.
In 2010, Asus let Pegatron spin off into an independent company.
In 2012, Asus released all stakes in Pegatron.
Asus' new business model is to compete with companies like Dell and HP. In order to do so they are getting out of motherboard manufacturing and will be contracting Pegatron, ASRock, to build motherboards for them.

I think ASRock has an interesting history. I am definitely impressed with them so far.
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When it comes to brands, back in the day I swore by ABIT(many probably never even heard of this company) and they I believe got bought out by someone(asus maybe?) . That was in the amd athlon xp 2500+ days(BARTON CORE REPRESENT).

HA! I remember when I bought my Abit socket 939 motherboard with the Overclock Guru! I was a big Abit fan also. They just shut down shop, poor finances. Remember this thing?
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