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I've got a 955 be currently OC'ed at 3.9 GHz, I have the same question too...Should I upgrade to Haswell?

My rig is mostly used for gaming only
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I really hate it how everyone says the performance jump from Ivy to Haswell will be minimum. How do you know that? Do you have any solid proof?

Even just 10% IPC improvement is quite a lot if it overclocks like a Sandy or better. Imagine common 5GHz overclocks on CPUs that run 10% faster clock-for-clock compared to Ivy Bridge. That would be insane!

Just like some leaks show minimal to no improvement, there are a few others that draw a smile on my face. For example that chess benchmark. Clocked at the same frequency (2.6GHz), Ivy Bridge (which is 5-10% faster than Sandy) scores almost the same as Sandy while Haswell scored about 10% better than Ivy.

I'm not saying we will be mind-blown, but most likely not disappointed either.
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hey man this is a great thread and everything.. i'm on the same boat. but i saw this and i had to laugh.
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hey man this is a great thread and everything.. i'm on the same boat. but i saw this and i had to laugh.
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hey man this is a great thread and everything.. i'm on the same boat. but i saw this and i had to laugh.



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I really hate it how everyone says the performance jump from Ivy to Haswell will be minimum. How do you know that? Do you have any solid proof?

Even just 10% IPC improvement is quite a lot if it overclocks like a Sandy or better. Imagine common 5GHz overclocks on CPUs that run 10% faster clock-for-clock compared to Ivy Bridge. That would be insane!

Just like some leaks show minimal to no improvement, there are a few others that draw a smile on my face. For example that chess benchmark. Clocked at the same frequency (2.6GHz), Ivy Bridge (which is 5-10% faster than Sandy) scores almost the same as Sandy while Haswell scored about 10% better than Ivy.

I'm not saying we will be mind-blown, but most likely not disappointed either.

The 10% number is a projection, there's no bandwagon and you'll see I clearly made comments how no one can tell if it'll be good or not, and that doesn't say anything about how the chip might overclock. The 10% figure isn't a leak either.

But there is really a lot of talk about the iGPU and power consumption, and nothing on performance, so you know they aren't really trying to make some awesome chip here. Who knows which is why you might as well buy ivy bridge now. If haswell is great you just sell your ivy+mobo and get haswell. Worst case scenario you pay like $20 'renting' the ivy for a few months, hardly bad at all.
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myself i need an upgrade like yesterday cause of my video stuff the phenom powerring these 5 monitors just isnt cutting it so i've settled for i7-3770k. a lot of ppl have tried talking to me into ust getting the i5/sandy but since i need almost everything new i might as well get the latest and the greatest. i cant do the haswell cause it'll be too expensive. i'd rather settle for a used i7, motherboard and ddr3. haswell'll probably only make sense to work with ddr4 and i dont have that kind of money.


so im out there looking for an i7 3770k, motherboard and memory. i want to get it from someone ditching 1155 for different architecture or someone that needs money quick. not looking to get it from someone tryijng to make money. i'm broke rofl. biggrin.gif
    
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I really hate it how everyone says the performance jump from Ivy to Haswell will be minimum. How do you know that? Do you have any solid proof?

Even just 10% IPC improvement is quite a lot if it overclocks like a Sandy or better. Imagine common 5GHz overclocks on CPUs that run 10% faster clock-for-clock compared to Ivy Bridge. That would be insane!

Just like some leaks show minimal to no improvement, there are a few others that draw a smile on my face. For example that chess benchmark. Clocked at the same frequency (2.6GHz), Ivy Bridge (which is 5-10% faster than Sandy) scores almost the same as Sandy while Haswell scored about 10% better than Ivy.

I'm not saying we will be mind-blown, but most likely not disappointed either.
i think from a business point of view and real world experience they'll be hardly any difference btwn sandy-ivy and haswell. its just intel like other companies repackaging the same thing and selling it for a higher price. i dont think even a hardcore gamer needs all that horsepower in the real world sense. but i'm sure intel will poor millions of dollars in the haswell campaign and i'll get my grandma one. thumbsupsmiley.png
    
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myself i need an upgrade like yesterday cause of my video stuff the phenom powerring these 5 monitors just isnt cutting it so i've settled for i7-3770k. a lot of ppl have tried talking to me into ust getting the i5/sandy but since i need almost everything new i might as well get the latest and the greatest. i cant do the haswell cause it'll be too expensive. i'd rather settle for a used i7, motherboard and ddr3. haswell'll probably only make sense to work with ddr4 and i dont have that kind of money.


so im out there looking for an i7 3770k, motherboard and memory. i want to get it from someone ditching 1155 for different architecture or someone that needs money quick. not looking to get it from someone tryijng to make money. i'm broke rofl.

You sure the problem is the cpu? Isn't multi-monitors like that a GPU issue?

i7 is kind of a waste of money, but if you are going to put money anywhere and you already got a good ssd, and gpu, as you clearly do, i mean that would probably be the 4th best place to put it. You could get an i5 and pocket the money so you can sell your i5 + pocket cash for haswell. Or just sell your i7 for haswell. Computer components are like stock, cash, i mean as long as you buy it at the right price you should easily be able to sell it off for what you paid for it. You want to try out a different cpu? Just sell yours and buy a new one. 1 week later, do it again, whatever. The only reason I got my i7 was because of a weird loophole and I basically paid $20 more for my i7 over an i5, so to me it was more an investment than I needed the power. Really i was happy and content with my athlon ii x3 a few months ago, i just like building computers so i make, list on craigslist, pocket a bit of the money and get an upgrade....

I dont think haswell has ddr4? Ddr4 is kind of a long ways away :X
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Bitfenix Shinobi Modded CM Storm Spawn Steelseries Diablo 3 2 set CD Speaker + Big Sub 
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Bitfenix Recon Fan Controller Moded 
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Delidded i7-3770K 5GHz@1.499 Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H 1.1 Sapphire Dual-X 7950 3L Boost 4x2GB Mushkin Ridgeback 2200mhz 8/11/8/27 1.75v... 
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Intel X25-M 80GB SSD NH-D14 SE2011 Noctua 120/140/140 Fans 3 x Yate Loon Mediums (Petras) 2 x NZXT Havik 140mm Fans 
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Hax'd W7 Ultimate 64-bit Sanyo DP19640 19'' KDS Radius Rad-7xp 17'' Ducky 1087 MX Brown 10keyless 
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Rosewill Capstone 550w Modular NZXT Source 210 w/Modded Window Razer Deathadder 3.5G Steelseries Blizzcon D3 
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Phillips FW-C250 2 Speaker Set w/3 CD Changer JBL Sub 6 Subwoofer NZXT Sleeved LED Strip 1m Blue NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller 
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Colonial Blue Paracord Sleeving 
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Phenom ii X4 955C2, $31, 5 broken pins, works! ... Biostar A770e3 6.3 Red&Black MSI GTX 460 768mb Twin Frozr II 2 x 2GB Kingston HyperX 1333 OC to 1348CL7@1.65v 
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Intel X25-M G2 80GB SSD NH-D14 SE2011 6 x Case Fans (4 x YL-M, NZXT case fan, CM Hype... Jerryrigged Chipset-Northbridge 80mm HSF 
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Jerryrigged VRM Heatsink (sawed off stock AM2 h... Hax'd W7 Ultimate 64bit Sanyo DP19640 19"1360x768 Ducky Cherry Browns 10keyless 
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Antec Earthwatts 430D NZXT Gamma Steelseries Kinzu Optical Steelseries Blizzcon Diablo 3 
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