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After taking a look at what new motherboards come out, i'll be able to decide whether to upgrade this year or wait it out till haswell-e. I think I'm leaning towards waiting it out. but idk?

Even though there's HUGE upgrades to be had from where i'm at with my current rig, it's still workin just fine for me. I'm thinkin maybe get another year out of the it (for 4 total), and then get a new rig with a socket/chipset with longer legs.
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I'd just like to remind everyone here again that Ivy Bridge-E release and reviews are now 1 month away.

1 MONTH!
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I would go with IB-E.

1. Haswell retail chips are real hit and miss clocking wise, same with heat.
2. Haswell dies esay.
3. You will being using the first batch of DDR4 which means a higher cost and possible that it might take a while to get some great ram kits (like it was with DDR3)
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2. Haswell dies esay.

dies easy how? temps killing it? having to delid failures?
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dies easy how? temps killing it? having to delid failures?

I was wondering what the basis of that claim was too?
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Sorry, im a bencher (sub-zero), haswell is so easy to kill, the chip will just die. not as hard as IB was.
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Mainstream use isn't the prime target of LGA-2011, it's an after thought. Going from a peak of eight cores to twelve is a very significant improvement.
Unless you need more multithreaded performance than a 4770k can provide.
I've had two. The one in my current system will not do more than 4.4GHz on top end air, or even mid range custom water. My other chip, which I returned for a refund as the above chip was 400 dollars less, wouldn't do more than 4.6GHz on water.

From what I've seen elsewhere, online and in person, these parts are not atypical.

I have never personally encountered a 5GHz stable SB-E that wasn't on phase or a chilled water TEC, and that's out of at least a dozen samples.
If I get the chance when I'm home in a couple weeks ill post the 3930k at 5ghz stable on custom water. Mind you the vrm had to be added into the loop as it would throttle at 4.6ggz on air.
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If I'd be developing for PS4, I'd try to use all cores to the max. No point taking care of not using too much CPU power when I can have 6 full threads and still some CPU power to spare. Also PS4 would have 8 cores.

Ps4 games have access to 6 cores and 5.5gb of RAM - the rest is reserved for OS. But the cores are so weak in comparison to PC stuff that i'm seriously worried for stuff like Planetside 2, unless they can work miracles rewriting their engine, but surely if i still dip below 40fps on a 4770k@4.7ghz 9 months after launch, they're gonna have problems making it work on a CPU that is like a quarter as powerful at absolute best no matter how it's marketed
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I'm just ready for this! smile.gif
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...I have a fairly run-of-the-mill 2600k and it does 5.0 GHz at benchmark stability on air (going to push that tonight when I get home from work). The optimistic side of me really hopes you're exaggerating and that the -E suffix chips OC higher on average [stable] than the consumer chips.

They have more transistors to OC than your 2600k.
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That having been said I don't see why the IB-E chips would OC better than the mainstream. they're the same cores just more of them. The only slight advantage the E line might have is that they're soldered.

The average could be the same as IB launched when the 22nm process was new, while IB-e gets a mature 22nm process.
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40 lanes is not enough reason at all for tight budgets. It's an extremely inefficient use of the budget. However, if you are rich and you don't care giving money for small advantages, go ahead. But don't fool yourselves, those are tiny advantages of the vicinity of 5% that never reach the point that an unplayable game becomes playable or a 10% boost. It's all quality of life minimal boosts that make absolutely no sense to tight budgets.

40 lanes is plenty reason if one needs them (like I do).
   
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