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Were the first IB and SB better?

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Hi, on other forums I saw people saying that the newer SB chips are not as good (for oc) as they were earlier. They say it is because Intel uses the better and newer factories for IB, so SB is made in the oldest Intel factories. Similar goes for IB, because the top factories are already on Haswell.

Do you think it is true or just a rumor?
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i think more a rumor and more the silcone lottery. tho for IB, it seems cosa rica chips seem to perform better on average so you might better your chances but still youir playing the silicone lotto but with better odds.
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I've always wondered, myself...

Over time, I've seen people struggling for lower OCs at higher Vcore than it seemed anybody had back on day one.
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theres no hard numbers or anything,
but i noticed the same, when i joined here my chip was average compared to others,
if i look at the chips that are bought lately, and how they oc, its like i have a good chip now ..lol
of course every batch has good and bad in it,
its like they newer ones hit the vcore wall at lower oc's..
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Ivy Malaysia chips are the ones you want to stay away from
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