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Haswell Vs Ivy Bridge. which to pick considering early hw benchmarks

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May 13, 2013 4:29:40 PM

So. Seeing the early Haswell benchmarks out of china leaves a lot to be desired.
Performing -less- than ivy bridge in some respects.

I'm building my first computer so this isn't an upgrade question.
But really, would later bios updates make haswell worthwhile?

Or is it worth spending the extra 40-60+ on Haswell and a 1150 motherboard...

I wouldn't be upgrading for years, either. if that helps.
May 13, 2013 4:42:31 PM

If you are building it right now, you will have more confidence going with Ivy Bridge. Haswell motherboards, especially feature-rich ones, have not been tested/used much and there is always a risk they have bugs (still relatively low risk).

Performance differences will matter less depending on what your workloads are. You will be paying less for the ivy bridge parts once its corresponding haswell chip is released.
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May 13, 2013 4:45:11 PM

Not certain what benchmarks you caught, but everything I've seen has placed Haswell 7-10% faster than IB, with slightly better overclocking ability.
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May 13, 2013 4:46:00 PM

Ivy Bridge CPUs will likely be marginally less expensive when Haswell is released. For example, based on Newegg prices, the i5-2500k was selling for $225 prior to the release of Ivy Bridge. After the i5-3570k was released, the i5-2500k dropped to $220 excluding any sales / coupon codes.

Personally, I am not sure if I will upgrade to Haswell or Broadwell yet. Either way I will be upgrading to Skylake / Skymont when that is released. Haswell / Broadwell will then go into my HTPC.
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May 13, 2013 4:50:27 PM

Discount early benchmarks, and others, for that matter.

If your build is in June, definitely go haswell.
It stands to be some 10% faster, at similar prices, and there are indications that it will overclock well.
May 13, 2013 4:52:41 PM

rodarzyck said:
So. Seeing the early Haswell benchmarks out of china leaves a lot to be desired.
Performing -less- than ivy bridge in some respects.

I'm building my first computer so this isn't an upgrade question.
But really, would later bios updates make haswell worthwhile?

Or is it worth spending the extra 40-60+ on Haswell and a 1150 motherboard...

I wouldn't be upgrading for years, either. if that helps.


I am waiting to see how Haswell overclocks (just rumors, but would be disappointing if you buy now and turn out to be true), and maybe, just maybe the they wouldn't change the socket again with Broadwell.
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May 13, 2013 5:00:08 PM

It's always better to wait if you can unless you are in dire need to a PC immediately.

For example... you are currently posting in this forum from your sister's pink laptop...
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