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Haswell or I5 3570k

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April 9, 2013 12:16:07 AM

Im not sure if i should go with haswell right now.

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April 9, 2013 12:39:03 AM

Intel has already started shipping Haswell CPUs, so I'd say in the next few months or so (Q2).

Haswell will essentially be more geared towards the mobile/notebook market, as it boasts better power efficiency, as well as better integrated graphics (iGPU). These are EDIT: not really essential for desktops.

Based upon the 4770k and Intel's behaviour with previous trends, the 3570k equivalent with be around 10% faster. If that matters for you, then I'd say wait. But if you are in need of a computer/CPU now, then I don't see why not to get the 3570k.

Hope this helps.
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April 9, 2013 12:42:52 AM

Ehh, it's up to you. There's not going to be a huge difference between Haswell and Ivy bridge unless they happen to have switched back to solder instead of TIM under the heatsink, but that only matters if you're overclocking as far as the chip can go.

I'd probably go with ivy bridge now, just because an i5-3570k is more than enough to handle anything for a long while.

(Also, oddlyinsane, I'm thinking you meant to say that power efficiency and a better igpu aren't really essential for desktops? :p  )
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April 9, 2013 12:51:47 AM

DarkSable said:
Ehh, it's up to you. There's not going to be a huge difference between Haswell and Ivy bridge unless they happen to have switched back to solder instead of TIM under the heatsink, but that only matters if you're overclocking as far as the chip can go.

I'd probably go with ivy bridge now, just because an i5-3570k is more than enough to handle anything for a long while.

(Also, oddlyinsane, I'm thinking you meant to say that power efficiency and a better igpu aren't really essential for desktops? :p  )


*sheepishly grins*
Right you are, DarkSable. Right you are.
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April 9, 2013 12:53:24 AM

If you've already got a LGA 1155 mobo, then just grab a i5 3570K. If you haven't got the mobo, then I would wait for Haswell.
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April 9, 2013 12:57:09 AM

So no big difference?
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April 9, 2013 1:01:40 AM

Antimetrics said:
So no big difference?


Nothing too big that should stop you from buying the 3570k now.
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April 9, 2013 1:04:46 AM

Antimetrics said:
So no big difference?


Unless they changed the TIM back to solder, which we likely would be having huge parties about, no.

And even then, that would only be a difference to those of us who are crazy enough overclockers that we push our chips as far as they can possibly go, just to see what they can do.
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