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So I've heard the Haswell CPU's aren't going to be worth it

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I've heard from a source that the new Haswell CPU's won't be worth it / all they're cracked up to be.

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from what you have now prolly not but since they are not out yet its still hearsay. I also heard about some glitch they have with the cpu going to sleep right now, we will just have to wait and see. Keep your 2500k until haswell comes out and you can see some real numbers and results
post #3 of 28
Haswell is definitely bringing huge power savings

Haswell is definitely bringing a much improved iGPU

Haswell is definitely bringing a small IPC gain

That's really all we know for sure.
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from what you have now prolly not but since they are not out yet its still hearsay. I also heard about some glitch they have with the cpu going to sleep right now, we will just have to wait and see. Keep your 2500k until haswell comes out and you can see some real numbers and results

Man I wish it was a K, I just have the non K model. Can't even OC the damn thing without worrying about bricking my system
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Well as long as it does not have the IVY heat problem that alone is a big plus. Even if small if you start form 0 or old system unless you can get IVY or SB for cheap new in box Haswell will be the way to go. Maybe not the upgrade 1155 owners are hopping to get.
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you know, i think i heard this story before with ivy bridge. something about it only having a 20% increase over sandy bridge and not hitting as high of overclocks.
i'm sure it will be an improvement over ivy bridge, but whether or not it's worth upgrading to kind of depends on personal preference and whether you want to spend the money on upgrading. smile.gif
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post #7 of 28
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Yea at this point, it would be a new motherboard AND cpu. I'm debating on whether or not I should just go with an Ivy
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post #8 of 28
Was really hoping for moar cores in the next build, so will probably sit Haswell out.
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Your source?

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It will probably be only worth it only if you buy a nee rig ,performance wise w
I dont think it will be worthing to buy another motherboard just to get a haswell cpu
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