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Poll Results: Which Platform Are You Upgrading From?

 
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I wish Intel didn't require so many sockets, Imagine if 1155 mobos supported ALL Ivy Bridge processors? I guarantee you a lot more people would be upgrading to SB now, and then buying a 6-8 core processor when IB launched.

Totally agree with you. I would buy i5 2500K in a heartbeat if I knew I could upgrade to the Ivy Bridge procs next year.
    
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Yup I was coming in here to post that also. I am looking to build a new rig this year coming from my AM2+ build but I am going to wait for Ivy Bridge. At high resolutions and eye candy turned on almost all games are still GPU bound.

At first looking at Anandtechs review I was like, I am so upgrading but then I noticed it did not say what resolution those games were run at. Looking at all the other reviews where they list resolutions at 1920x1080 they are all pretty much the same except for a couple games like WoW and others that are CPU bound.



Edit: Great thread you put together 2010rig. Spot on.
We might see cpu going differention to be more useful in some applications, you can buy one for media coding, another for gaming, etc..

No doubt they run fast, and the OC to 5ghz or such, is temping.
espescially if your able to do it on basically any MB even budget ones.
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We might see cpu going differention to be more useful in some applications, you can buy one for media coding, another for gaming, etc..

No doubt they run fast, and the OC to 5ghz or such, is temping.
espescially if your able to do it on basically any MB even budget ones.
I mostly use my pc for gaming so that is the only standpoint I am really looking at it from. For other applications and even just in general it is a monster processor giving you better performance from what would have cost $1000 last week for $300.

Will have to wait and see the actual street prices in the coming weeks.
    
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We might see cpu going differention to be more useful in some applications, you can buy one for media coding, another for gaming, etc..

No doubt they run fast, and the OC to 5ghz or such, is temping.
espescially if your able to do it on basically any MB even budget ones.
I know what you mean, I too am tempted, and I haven't completely written off in getting one, even if I take a small loss. It just sucks knowing that I'll have to upgrade again in a year, and right now it just seems like a hassle.

I will go with the flow, and wait for real users' reviews, and see what the real world performance will be.

I bet most users will run theirs in the 4.5 - 4.8 range 24/7, and once they do, I'd like to see the overall performance increase vs my 4.2 every day OC, and take it from there.
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I am on 1366 so waiting for IVY Bridge.
 
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If anything you should OC your 950 to 4.0 or 4.2 with HT OFF. You'll see better temps, then you would with HT On, and performance will be about equal vs HT ON.

I think that once you add a 3rd card, that's where bottlenecking of the CPU will become more noticeable.
See, this is what I thought but people keep telling me to leave HT on. I easily got to 4 GHZ and my temps were 7C lower with HT off... it seems like no one can agree how much HT really does.
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See, this is what I thought but people keep telling me to leave HT on. I easily got to 4 GHZ and my temps were 7C lower with HT off... it seems like no one can agree how much HT really does.
To answer this from my perspective, I will point you to this:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...-stable-5.html

HT on makes no difference in gaming, and that has been shown on several reviews, as they do not benefit from the extra threads.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...ing-games.html

HT makes a difference when rendering, encoding, video editing, CAD related tasks, etc, and in other software environments that utilize the extra threads.

The thing is, most people don't use such programs on a regular basis, especially gamers, so they are better off leaving HT OFF 24/7, as they will have better temps, and a crisper system.

This is why I highly recommend the 2500K for gaming rigs, as most gamers will rarely utilize the benefits of Hyper Threading, and they are better off putting that extra $100 towards a better GPU.

Let's say a gamer was going to buy a 6870 or 470 for $250. Well, now they can buy the 570 instead, even a 6970 if they prefer AMD, ( though they're better off going 6950 and unlocking it, but don't want to get off topic here. )

That extra $100 could be put towards more RAM, or better mobo, etc, etc.
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so you tell me that i shall buy SB instead BD. is that correct?
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so you tell me that i shall buy SB instead BD. is that correct?
I can't predict the real world performance of BD right now, all that's known is what's on paper. It'll be AMD's first major advancement in the last 5-6 years, and it does look promising. For everybody's sake, I sure hope AMD delivers and forces Intel to drive prices down.

SB on the other hand is available now, at a great price, and is a worthwhile upgrade for none 1366 users at this time ( yet, we're not 100% convinced yet, and has many of us thinking about it. )

It all depends how long you want to wait to have increased performance over your current set up. I'll tell you this much, you're among the demographic that will greatly benefit from SB RIGHT NOW, and that's all I'm going to say.
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asrock p67 extreme4 review
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4080/w...k-p67-extreme4

msi p67a-gd65 review
http://hardocp.com/article/2011/01/0...erboard_review
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