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Still worth it to upgrade to x79 or wait for IVB-E? (if it even exists)

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Hi guys, title says it all. I would like to upgrade my 2550k and have no interest in another quad core IVB or Haswell cpu. I would like to do it right this time and go for the extreme processor. So my question is x79 still worth the upgrade and money? I would hate to get a 3930 and then have IVB-E be released in a few months. Is IVB-E still coming? Anyone have any info on it or estimated dates? (last time i heard was end of 2013) or do you think intel will skip IVB-E and go straight to Haswell-E? What are your thoughts?

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Yes IVB-E will be coming and maybe even this year. It will be compatible with current 2011 sockets.

I would get x79 and a 3930k, but only if you like power or need it for games/work.

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With your system you might as well wait for Ivy-E or Haswell-E you still have plenty of power. thumb.gif
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do you need the extra cores for something? x79 is well worth it as long as you have a use for the extra threads.

IVB-E will be coming out late this year so if you want to wait for it, i would wait to buy a board until then in hopes of an x79 board refresh.
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do you need the extra cores for something? x79 is well worth it as long as you have a use for the extra threads.

IVB-E will be coming out late this year so if you want to wait for it, i would wait to buy a board until then in hopes of an x79 board refresh.

I need a bigger board for my up coming build but holding off just in case they make new X79 boards for Ivy-E
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Hi guys, title says it all. I would like to upgrade my 2550k and have no interest in another quad core IVB or Haswell cpu. I would like to do it right this time and go for the extreme processor. So my question is x79 still worth the upgrade and money? I would hate to get a 3930 and then have IVB-E be released in a few months. Is IVB-E still coming? Anyone have any info on it or estimated dates? (last time i heard was end of 2013) or do you think intel will skip IVB-E and go straight to Haswell-E? What are your thoughts?

Thanks,
-Mike

I remember reading somewhere about Ivy e launching in September.
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Ive heard cinflicting results on weather Ivy-E will use x79. Some say yes, some say no. If Ivy-E will come out some time this year than I will wait (and also wait on board incase of refresh) But if Ivy-E or even Haswell-E wont come out till next year or even after that than I think I would go x79. I wish there was more info on a release date. I havent even seen any new info in a long time. mad.gif
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There has been solid info to show that Ivy Bridge-E is to be released in Q3 of this year, which means September. Also, X79 will be the board for Ivy Bridge-E, and there is good info pointing to Haswell-E, which is to be released Q3 2014, staying on the X79 chipset.
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Hi guys, title says it all. I would like to upgrade my 2550k and have no interest in another quad core IVB or Haswell cpu. I would like to do it right this time and go for the extreme processor. So my question is x79 still worth the upgrade and money? I would hate to get a 3930 and then have IVB-E be released in a few months. Is IVB-E still coming? Anyone have any info on it or estimated dates? (last time i heard was end of 2013) or do you think intel will skip IVB-E and go straight to Haswell-E? What are your thoughts?

Make no mistake about it, the 3930K/3970X is still substantially faster than a Haswell 4770K if you can utilize the 12 threads.

Latest I heard (and I am nobody, LOL) is that IB-E was coming 3rd or 4th quarter 2013. Haswell-E will be 2015 probably.

Greg
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There is good authority saying that we will see Ivy Bridge-E in September. Here is the Tom's Hardware news article explaining it:
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Previously, we were already aware that Intel's Ivy Bridge-E CPUs would be launching somewhere during Q3-2013, but now we may have a more specific date. VR-Zone has revealed a slide that shows that the CPUs are supposedly coming out in September 2013, among which are the i7-4820K, i7-4930K, and i7-4960X.

And here's the link in case anybody wants to see the slide in question at Tom's: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Intel-Ivy-Bridge-E-CPU-i7-4960X,22372.html
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