Haswell Vs IvyBridge

Hello,

I am just curious if anyone thinks that waiting for Haswell as opposed to upgrading to IvyBridge is worth the wait?

I am currently using a 1st gen i7 930 Oc'd to 3.8ghz and was seriously considering upping to a 3770K Oc'd to 4.5ghz.

I was interested to know if the jump will be noticeable enough to warrant an upgrade now or will the jump to Haswell be so much greater the wait until what I am told is June will be worth it? From what I have read the Haswell 4770K will be approx £25 to £30 more than the 3770K here in the UK but rather than strive for performance it is only going to be approx 5 to 10% faster than Ivy and concentrate more on efficiency than raw power?

Does anyone know how well these chops overclock? I am in a position to upgrade to IvyBridge now, but really value the opinions of others as to whether or not to hold out for Haswell?

Is anyone else on here in a similar position? Your help/advice would be most appreciated.

Many thanks.
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  1. The release is so close wait.
  2. in intel that matches:newer is better!ivy bridge is a very powerful generation but wait a bit for the new improved staff!
  3. The real world, honest to goodness difference, is 6% performance, if you just have to have every last drop of performance, then wait. If you don't mind not having it, upgrade now. Though keep in mind, since intel changes sockets like you change socks, the socket for haswell will be a new socket, and you'll be looking at a new socket about 2 years from haswell...
  4. Actually the initial benchmarks show about a ~10% gain clock for clock over Ivy Bridge. Also Haswell will use LGA 1150 and that will likely be the last time you can buy a motherboard without the processor soldered on. Intel is moving to BGA only after Haswell and some Haswell models are going to be BGA only as is.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Intel-Haswell-BGA-LGA-Socket,21917.html
  5. I would just get Ivy as the first Haswell chipsets have that USB 3.0 bug.
  6. If you buy AMD you'll get a socket and upgradeable CPU...they confirmed a few nights ago that they are committed to sockets in every facet of the CPU/APU operations through all current projects in any phase of design or production...(at least 5 more years minimum)

    So, you can drink the intel Kool-aid and buy BGA...or you can jump ship...

    Either way...I'll take my mobo with sockets... :)
  7. Cazalan said:
    I would just get Ivy as the first Haswell chipsets have that USB 3.0 bug.


    Already fixed.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Haswell-S3-Sleep-Problem-PCN,21896.html
  8. anort3 said:
    Cazalan said:
    I would just get Ivy as the first Haswell chipsets have that USB 3.0 bug.


    Already fixed.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Haswell-S3-Sleep-Problem-PCN,21896.html


    Yes it's been fixed with new silicon but the first boards out there will have the bug. They didn't do a recall of the chips as it would affect the launch dates.
  9. 8350rocks said:
    If you buy AMD you'll get a socket and upgradeable CPU...they confirmed a few nights ago that they are committed to sockets in every facet of the CPU/APU operations through all current projects in any phase of design or production...(at least 5 more years minimum)

    So, you can drink the intel Kool-aid and buy BGA...or you can jump ship...

    Either way...I'll take my mobo with sockets... :)


    Intel has since stated they're continuing with sockets as well. Just fewer segments of the market will be using them. This is true for AMD too. Both will be offering a greater percentage of devices with BGA.
  10. Honestly, I don't think you even need an upgrade when Haswell comes out. Your chip is still quite powerful. What are the other specs of your system and what is used mostly for? I know of some i7 920 users that plan on skipping Haswell. Since they game, they saw more value in upgrading their old 5870's.
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