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post #131 of 858
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I just feel for bad for all the people who were going to build a rig and were told for months...

"wait for haswell"

Seemed to be a motto around here not that long ago and now look.. rolleyes.gif

I've been waiting for ever. Not anymore. I've been stuck in the "waiting for the next big thing" since Bloomfield and X58 and it's served me well. I definitely got my money's worth.

However, it's Haswell now and Ivy-E later this year. If my computer is an i7 920, what do you think my family is using for theirs??? tongue.gif

Again, this is want, not need.


BTW, when is the street date for retail?? Anyone know?
Edited by LancerVI - 6/1/13 at 11:01am
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Sorry guys haven't had time to read and don't today. Question is do i need to upgrade my 2500k which runs 4.4Ghz with 1.265v in the bios?
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post #133 of 858
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Sorry guys haven't had time to read and don't today. Question is do i need to upgrade my 2500k which runs 4.4Ghz with 1.265v in the bios?

Since you use the word "need" the answer is NO.

Marginal gains for Haswell at best. Great for mobile, nothing to write home about on the desktop.
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Sorry guys haven't had time to read and don't today. Question is do i need to upgrade my 2500k which runs 4.4Ghz with 1.265v in the bios?

For what????
     
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post #135 of 858
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I didn't mean that AMD is horrible. If you game at 60Hz & vsync AMD can be good choice depending on a price point. It just isn't enough for my needs which is 120Hz gaming. I still get fps drops and low gpu usage in some multiplayer games with my Intel but with FX-8350 it would be even worse.

I very much hope that Steamroller is a success, I'm far from Intel fanboy wink.gif I still have very good memories of my old AMD Athlon 64, that was epic CPU 8 years ago.

What are you talking about? Those benchmarks show that in gaming, it really don't make a difference if you own a AMD CPU or a high end Intel. In games it just doesn't matter, except for the old single threaded games like Starcraft.


On topic haswell looks like a waste of money if your already on a sandy or ivy. Some how I have the feeling people will be dumb enough and buy it anyways....
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post #136 of 858
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I just feel for bad for all the people who were going to build a rig and were told for months...

"wait for haswell"

Seemed to be a motto around here not that long ago and now look.. rolleyes.gif

Until Jan-Feb, sure it was. We didn't have any info at all, except some marketing slides and VERY OPTIMIST teases from Intel's Official Cheerleader Engineer .

But hey, dreaming is free and is better to dream positively , right?biggrin.gif

Data started leaking around Feb-March, leaks were@stock and speculation about REAL stock and OC were pretty much spot on. Coming from a 955BE, it is a worthy upgrade for me...unless I catch a cheap high-tier Z77 board and a good clocker 3770k secon hand, which seems tastier as I can clock it to around 5% less perf than the 4770k and use the difference in money to party arrowheadsmiley.png

4770k+good high-tier Z87 or 3770k+good high tier Z77+PARTY HARD? devil.gif
    
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post #137 of 858
im staying z77 and ivy. no need to upgrade to a hotter chip. even if it clocks better. im not going to void the warranty on another cpu.
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post #138 of 858
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Until Jan-Feb, sure it was. We didn't have any info at all, except some marketing slides and VERY OPTIMIST teases from Intel's Official Cheerleader Engineer .

But hey, dreaming is free and is better to dream positively , right?biggrin.gif

Data started leaking around Feb-March, leaks were@stock and speculation about REAL stock and OC were pretty much spot on. Coming from a 955BE, it is a worthy upgrade for me...unless I catch a cheap high-tier Z77 board and a good clocker 3770k secon hand, which seems tastier as I can clock it to around 5% less perf than the 4770k and use the difference in money to party arrowheadsmiley.png

4770k+good high-tier Z87 or 3770k+good high tier Z77+PARTY HARD? devil.gif

Wait for AMD. No seriously if I was you i'd go with Hasswell 4770k and the Z87 boards. thumb.gif
     
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ok can 4770k hit 4.5 ghz with phanteks ph-tc14pe??? without melting my case mad.gif
    
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post #140 of 858
I remember the same was said for Sandy to Ivy. Sandy is still basically the same as Ivy and Ivy is the same as haswell. Minor differences but no reason to upgrade at all. Unless you're prior Sandy.

Sandy best for OCing

Ivy best for power consumption

Haswell best for... cost more while doing the same thing? The only TRUE benefit I see from Haswell is a new socket. You'll get some new features/new boards. Like that water resistant board from Asrock.
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