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VRM design worked pretty well with the IB iteration? No ... it's not the same "VRMs" as before anymore because THIS IS HASWELL.
Instead of 12V > Vcore it's now 12V to something like 1.8V
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Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

Sandy could handle 2133 memory, ivy 2666 and Haswell is rumored to be able to handle 3000

Nice, I was mostly going off of just the indicated Mobo spec. Will have to dig in further. Thanks for the info.
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Will haswell offer anything better than current Ivy Bridge?. I'm looking to basically rebuild a whole new system next week and all I'm really hearing about Haswell is the better Integrated GPU with a slight performance increase at the most.

Are you building an HTPC?
   
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I'm in the same boat as the OP. Have an X79 platform currently that just packs too much of a punch and doesn't overclock well at all. You can get some decently priced used Ivy Bridge gear, so I'm thinking about just sticking with Ivy Bridge and using the left over funds to purchase a new case instead of Haswell. Is the death of the 1155 socket really that big of a deal? From what I've read with the 8 pages of this thread is that the upgrade to Haswell may not be a massive step up from Ivy Bridge.

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I'm in the same boat as the OP. Have an X79 platform currently that just packs too much of a punch and doesn't overclock well at all. You can get some decently priced used Ivy Bridge gear, so I'm thinking about just sticking with Ivy Bridge and using the left over funds to purchase a new case instead of Haswell. Is the death of the 1155 socket really that big of a deal? From what I've read with the 8 pages of this thread is that the upgrade to Haswell may not be a massive step up from Ivy Bridge.

Right if you already are running x79 or for the most part overclocked 3770k+ unless you just want the newest available like everyone is saying itll only be around the same performance...maybe haswell overclock better but if you mostly game...most games right now imo don't need more than a 4.5ghz overclock anyways.
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Right if you already are running x79 or for the most part overclocked 3770k+ unless you just want the newest available like everyone is saying itll only be around the same performance...maybe haswell overclock better but if you mostly game...most games right now imo don't need more than a 4.5ghz overclock anyways.

What game needs a 4.5ghz quad core Sandy/Ivy CPU ?!

No really, I'm curious.

Crysis 3? Metro 2033?
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What game needs a 4.5ghz quad core Sandy/Ivy CPU ?!

No really, I'm curious.

Crysis 3? Metro 2033?

?? I said more than..and most...lol I didn't say does not need...Yes esp games like Crysis need overclock of 4.5ghz esp with sli/cfx however beyond that every 200mhz will give you somewhere around 1-3..
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