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is it worth wating for haswell will it be a much of an upgrade for my phemon x4 955be overclocked to 3.8ghz and is it true that haswell is coming in june
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but i still dont know if its wroth wating for haswell
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As far as upgrading from the phenom you have now, would it be worth it? Yes.

As for just getting it over an Ivy Bridge I cant really say. If you looking to save as much as you can you can get an ivy for fairly cheap now and would be worth it I think. But if money and time are not really an issue I would wait.

I personally just picked up an Ivy because of the sales Microcenter has been having for them and I have no real interest as of now in haswell.
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well i live in australia so the prices of ivy is pricey
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well i live in australia so the prices of ivy is pricey

In that case might haswell wait
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I don't see the difference between Ivy (or Sandy) and Haswell being much, so I would upgrade now or when you have the money buy what is the best then. Don't rely on rumors they just want hits on there site and are usually wrong.

Have you looked at x79 and the 3820? Or a 2500k may be better as the difference is small anyway.
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I don't see the difference between Ivy (or Sandy) and Haswell being much, so I would upgrade now or when you have the money buy what is the best then. Don't rely on rumors they just want hits on there site and are usually wrong.

Have you looked at x79 and the 3820? Or a 2500k may be better as the difference is small anyway.

I wouldn't go back to the 2500k simply because of no PCIe 3.0 support.
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I wouldn't go back to the 2500k simply because of no PCIe 3.0 support.

PCIe 2.0 is not saturated yet anyway, even running PCIe 2.0 at x4 only has a 3-5% penalty. At present, the importance of PCIe 3.0 is seriously overstated. It might be more important in two years from now.
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I don't see the difference between Ivy (or Sandy) and Haswell being much, so I would upgrade now or when you have the money buy what is the best then. Don't rely on rumors they just want hits on there site and are usually wrong.

Have you looked at x79 and the 3820? Or a 2500k may be better as the difference is small anyway.

Yeah, I have a 3820. Haswell is a step backwards from that as IIRC it doesn't have that many new PCIE lanes. I'm waiting with baited breath for IVB-E though, or steamroller, as I've got an AM3+ board as well.

OP, you could also go PileDriver as you've got an AM(something) board, provided your board supports it. Beyond that I wouldn't even bother with anything less than an i7 (SB-E or Ivy) clocked at 4.5ghz, and even then whether or not it's needed is dependent on what you do with the box. So yeah, Haswell might be a good thing to wait for in that case.
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