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Wait more than a year for Haswell-E? That sounds pretty silly to me (one year is a veritable chunk of your life to wait for something that will have fairly little affect on your life and be made obsolete by the next generation a year later). Waiting for Ivy-E makes sense with that just being a number of months out.
I suppose the question, given you have the ability to buy soon or not soon, is whether the promise of 8 cores and DDR4 memory are worth a year to you.
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If I had $2000 for a computer, I'd get a Haswell 1150 like this:

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It's funny how performance has barely increased since Sandy-bridge. My 2500k is still rocking it and I see no compelling reason to move to a new haswell. I'll wait until 8 cores, a 100% cpu performance increasem, and at least a quadrupling of overall bus bandwidth. Looks like I'll be waiting a long time.
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I guess you don't understand how computers work huh?
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Originally Posted by frogger4 View Post

Wait more than a year for Haswell-E? That sounds pretty silly to me (one year is a veritable chunk of your life to wait for something that will have fairly little affect on your life and be made obsolete by the next generation a year later). Waiting for Ivy-E makes sense with that just being a number of months out.
I suppose the question, given you have the ability to buy soon or not soon, is whether the promise of 8 cores and DDR4 memory are worth a year to you.
Okay, okay, I guess it is quite silly to wait a year for hardware that will get quickly outdated, I give in, I'll just go with Haswell tongue.gif.
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Originally Posted by BuizelON View Post


Okay, okay, I guess it is quite silly to wait a year for hardware that will get quickly outdated, I give in, I'll just go with Haswell tongue.gif.

Now cross your fingers and hold your nose as you jump into the lottery that is Haswell thumb.gif

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