Originally Posted by provost
Well overclocking ram should work better and supported 3.0 on ib-e. exciting compared to sandy e ? NO, , but looks great compared to Haswell.
And you can drop it in existing x79.
The most interesting thing about IVE over SBE is 1866mt/s native ram, and the power consumption is significantly lower.
Same clocks more power efficiency and higher ram potential.
my system is sporting 1866mhz RAM, its not all that great but its good because my mobo has my ram locked, so my lower end frame rates are higher thanks to the ram.
but that ram talk is kinda pointless with IVE vs SBE.
Power is the big difference between the chips.
but IVE is going to have heat problems...where as a haswell 4770k..... not so much.
I personally would skip IVE and wait for haswell E, or go with a 4770KEdited by FranBunnyFFXII - 8/15/13 at 4:04am