Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Should I upgrade to a X79 + Sandy Bridge E or wait for Haswell \ Broadwell \ Skylake? What are your thoughts on the situation.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Should I upgrade to a X79 + Sandy Bridge E or wait for Haswell \ Broadwell \ Skylake? What are your thoughts on the situation.

Poll Results: Should I upgrade to X79+Sandy Bridge-E or wait for Haswell \ Broadwell \ Skylake

 
  • 62% (5)
    Upgrade to X79 + Sandy Bridge-E 6 core
  • 12% (1)
    Wait for Haswell - June 2013
  • 0% (0)
    Wait for Haswell - Q4 2013 or 2014
  • 0% (0)
    Wait for Broadwell - 2014
  • 25% (2)
    Wait for Skylake - 2015
8 Total Votes  
post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Edit: THe 3 options in the poll should read:
Wait for Haswell-E - Q4 2013 or 2014

Ok I'm having the upgrade itch. I"m sure most of you have the same feeling as well. As we all know Haswell is right around the corner. Supposedly releasing in June I know there has been a lot of unofficial overclocks releasing and benchmarks. The (unofficial) benchmarks have the Haswell barely ahead of the i7-3770K by 5%-15%. I basically skipped everything waiting on Haswell and so far it's not looking promising for the price. No 6 core yet and still running DDR3. The Quad core Haswell price per performance might not be the best thing for me at the moment until I see more benchmarks vs other processor. So far all I'm reading is more focus on power efficiency and integrated graphics improvements. I could careless for the integrated graphics since I never have plans to actually use it.

I was looking at the Sandy Bridge E 6 core\12threads as well. I already have a quad core, but whenever I upgrade I definitely want a 6 core processor for specific programs I run on my PC and multitasking. I could get a Sandy Bridge E processor [12 or 15MB cache] for a decent price. I feel that the processors still had more years in them and would definitely out do my i7-960 CPU. I was looking at the ASUS Sabertooth X79 and the Rampage motherboards. I am looking overclocking and reliability. There are reports of rumors that Haswell-E would be releasing later this year with DDR4 support and will go up to 8 cores. Of course Haswell-E is going to be sold at the obvious premium price from Intel as usual. I'm really eye balling the X79 + Sandy Bridge E.I'm planning on water cooling my next build by the way. A custom loop. I'm currently using a closed loop.

Just wanted to know what you all think about this. I also added a poll.

Here is a short spec list for my current rig:
i7-960 @ 4.2Ghz
12 GBs RAM Triple channel
ASUS Sabertooth X58
x1 SSD
x2 HDD
700w PSU
Edited by Kana-Maru - 5/12/13 at 6:41pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon 5660 @ 4.8Ghz [Highest OC 5.4Ghz] ASUS Sabertooth X58 AMD Fury X 24GB - 1600Mhz Triple Channel 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB RAID 0 - B Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB RAID 0 - B Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB RAID 0 - C Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB RAID 0 - C 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
SSD 128GB RAID - A SSD 128GB RAID - A SSD 256GB  Antec Kuhler H2O 620 [Pull] 
OSMonitorPowerOther
Windows 10 Professional  Dual 24-inch Monitors EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1300W x2 Delta FFB1212EH-F00 Fan 4,000rpm  
Other
x4 Scythe Gentle Typhoon D1225C12BBAP-31 Fan 54... 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon 5660 @ 4.8Ghz [Highest OC 5.4Ghz] ASUS Sabertooth X58 AMD Fury X 24GB - 1600Mhz Triple Channel 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB RAID 0 - B Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB RAID 0 - B Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB RAID 0 - C Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB RAID 0 - C 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
SSD 128GB RAID - A SSD 128GB RAID - A SSD 256GB  Antec Kuhler H2O 620 [Pull] 
OSMonitorPowerOther
Windows 10 Professional  Dual 24-inch Monitors EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1300W x2 Delta FFB1212EH-F00 Fan 4,000rpm  
Other
x4 Scythe Gentle Typhoon D1225C12BBAP-31 Fan 54... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 7
I am in the same boat as you. I have the i7-950. I plan on waiting for June to see what Haswell looks like. Then I am going to upgrade no matter what by the end of the summer, unless something really big shows up. I mostly do gaming on my pc, so I don't think to many games use 6-cores yet? At least whatever we do will be a big upgrade from what we have now. (Luckily for me I get half off at intel)
post #3 of 7
I would say, at the very least, wait for Broadwell. If Ivy bridge wasn't enough to entice you to upgrade, then Haswell won't impress you anymore so. The Nehalem architecture, imo, is still more than powerful enough to handle everyday tasks, conversion of videos , and gaming (easily).

I was also hoping for Haswell to be a bigger jump, but I will also stick to Sandy Bridge (had Core2Quad before this). I will wait and see if Broadwell is better.
i7 - 550D
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k ASUS P8P67 PRO EVGA Geforce Titan 4x4GB G.Skillz Ripjaw Z 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
128GB M4 & 1TB F3 ASUS 24x DVD burner Swiftech H220 Windows 8 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VG248QE Das Keyboard Silent Corsair AX850 Corsair Obsidian 550D 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder 2013 Qck+ X-Fi Titanium HD / Creative T40 II / Senn 598 /... 
  hide details  
Reply
i7 - 550D
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k ASUS P8P67 PRO EVGA Geforce Titan 4x4GB G.Skillz Ripjaw Z 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
128GB M4 & 1TB F3 ASUS 24x DVD burner Swiftech H220 Windows 8 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VG248QE Das Keyboard Silent Corsair AX850 Corsair Obsidian 550D 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder 2013 Qck+ X-Fi Titanium HD / Creative T40 II / Senn 598 /... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 7
You want a six core and you can get one for a decent price?

There is your answer!

6 core IVY-E will not be a huge leap forward over SB-E, so buy now.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon E5-1680 V2  R4BE  TITAN X (Pascal)   2666 Dominator Platinum CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
750 NVMe 1.2TB EK HF/rx360/rx120 EK FC/GTs/mcp655 Windows 10 Pro  
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
BL3200PT 1600 T2 800d Pro Audio 2.1 + DragonFly Red 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon E5-1680 V2  R4BE  TITAN X (Pascal)   2666 Dominator Platinum CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
750 NVMe 1.2TB EK HF/rx360/rx120 EK FC/GTs/mcp655 Windows 10 Pro  
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
BL3200PT 1600 T2 800d Pro Audio 2.1 + DragonFly Red 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 7
Just my 2cents.gif

Haswell-E's release date is just a rumor, and according to the latest slides, it won't be out until Q3 2014. If you wanted to go X79, I would recommend waiting for IB-E coming out later this year. It will be a dead end socket though. If you definitely want 6 core, I suggest IB-E in Q3 2013, or wait for Haswell-E. You can go SB-E now, and risk any potential issues that might arise when upgrading to IB-E, which will hopefully be none. Personally, I would go IB-E if I had your system.

cheers.gif
post #6 of 7
I'd say asus rive and drop a 3820/3930k. When IB-E comes out then upgrade to the cpu of your choice. The old processor should retain most of its value, so you can resell it to recoup about all of the costs.
You could wait for haswell-e, or skylark-e , or 10 gens away-e. The real question is will the upgrade be satisfactory for some time.. Answer to that is I donno.... I thought my first dual core would last longer than it did....
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input guys. I'm leaning towards waiting to see what I will do. I don't think Ivy Bridge E will be a big difference from the SB-E as well. Well unless Intel decides to offer a 8 Core\16HT at the consumer level prices.....which we know they will not. I know Ivy Bridge E will be a EoL chip for the platform. Then the 1150 will take over. I guess going with the 1150 would be better since Haswell and the first Broadwell [-D] microarchitecture will use the same socket as Haswell. I'm sure Broadwell-E will use a completely different socket if Intel previous tick tock model continues this time around.

About waiting "10 gens" that's just my problem. I want to upgrade, but if I keep waiting on newer tech I will NEVER upgrade in any case. I always try to build PCs that will last me at least 2 in a half to 3 years minimum.

@ majorcorn
Yeah it would be a decent upgrade for us. The first gen has been great. It's just aging now. I like to get the most out of all the tech. Waiting until the end of the summer sounds like a good plan. That will give you plenty of time to view some benching, comparison and overclocking charts.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon 5660 @ 4.8Ghz [Highest OC 5.4Ghz] ASUS Sabertooth X58 AMD Fury X 24GB - 1600Mhz Triple Channel 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB RAID 0 - B Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB RAID 0 - B Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB RAID 0 - C Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB RAID 0 - C 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
SSD 128GB RAID - A SSD 128GB RAID - A SSD 256GB  Antec Kuhler H2O 620 [Pull] 
OSMonitorPowerOther
Windows 10 Professional  Dual 24-inch Monitors EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1300W x2 Delta FFB1212EH-F00 Fan 4,000rpm  
Other
x4 Scythe Gentle Typhoon D1225C12BBAP-31 Fan 54... 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon 5660 @ 4.8Ghz [Highest OC 5.4Ghz] ASUS Sabertooth X58 AMD Fury X 24GB - 1600Mhz Triple Channel 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB RAID 0 - B Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB RAID 0 - B Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB RAID 0 - C Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB RAID 0 - C 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
SSD 128GB RAID - A SSD 128GB RAID - A SSD 256GB  Antec Kuhler H2O 620 [Pull] 
OSMonitorPowerOther
Windows 10 Professional  Dual 24-inch Monitors EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1300W x2 Delta FFB1212EH-F00 Fan 4,000rpm  
Other
x4 Scythe Gentle Typhoon D1225C12BBAP-31 Fan 54... 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
  • Should I upgrade to a X79 + Sandy Bridge E or wait for Haswell \ Broadwell \ Skylake? What are your thoughts on the situation.
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Should I upgrade to a X79 + Sandy Bridge E or wait for Haswell \ Broadwell \ Skylake? What are your thoughts on the situation.