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Upgrade to Haswell or IB-E?

Poll Results: Help me decide OCN!

 
  • 50% (5)
    Haswell (4670K)
  • 50% (5)
    Ivy Bridge E. (4820K)
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post #1 of 4
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oh god, another one of these threads...
just a year ago I was a prospective IB customer until I found out about the TIM/heat issues - and as it still is, nothing seems to change.



Now I'm torn between two options...... the 4670K (Haswell), or the 4820K (IB-E)

4670K (from MC if they continue their trend, cpu+mobo combo)
Pros:
> available very soon
> most likely cheaper than IB-E
> quenches my needed thirst for an upgrade
Cons:
> basically the same performance as 1155 Ivy Bridge
> same heat issues as 1155 IB
> I'd want to delid it

4820K (CPU from MC @ $220-250 + (most likely) used 2011 motherboard)
Pros:
> UNLOCKED successor to the 3820
> I would hope Intel didn't use TIM instead of solder
> I'd hope it would be made with performance in mind since it doesn't have an iGPU
Cons:
> comes out in September (or who really knows?)
> not much information about it

There will always be "something new" along the corner and my upgrade is really long overdue. But the same way, I feel that 3-4 months isn't really that much of a long time...... especially that BF4 will be coming around November anyway

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EDIT: oh yeah, what about that USB 3 issue I'm hearing about with the early Haswell chipsets? Is that at all a problem?
Edited by Buska103 - 6/1/13 at 4:46pm
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post #2 of 4
I voted for the Haswell since you are willing to delid it. USB3 issue isn't that bad, and if you disable S3 sleep from bios the problem will disappear.

Ivy-E would be a great choice but there's no solid info on exact release date. Depends what games you will play before BF4, is upgrade needed now?

Another good and maybe even cheaper option would be 3770K since you are able to buy from MC, I heard they have some really nice CPU + mobo combo deals there. 3770K's HT will most likely help with BF4 since it uses Frostbite engine (highly multithreaded). Friend with 2700K tested with HT off and on in BF3 and got very nice gains to minimum fps. Ivy and Haswell performance is close clock per clock.

Here's good article about the Haswell USB3 bug: http://us.hardware.info/news/35295/haswell-has-usb-30-issues-with-14-out-of-22-tested-usb-drives
Edited by Seid Dark - 6/1/13 at 5:11pm
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post #3 of 4
Ivy Bridge E seems like it is still a long way off (no solid info on it). You'll save money and have a computer you are extremely happy with if you upgrade now, in my opinion.
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post #4 of 4
imo nothing cool is coming for you from ivy e

ive been looking at my options without even considering cost and atm im not looking at lga2011.
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