Solved Buying a new CPU - Ivy Bridge or Haswell? Tags: CPUs Motherboards Intel Last response: April 1, 2014 1:01 AM in CPUs Share m_austin March 31, 2014 2:05:06 AM Hi, I was thinking of building a new PC, and I was wondering if it's worth buying Haswell or just getting an Ivy Bridge CPU and saving some money? There doesn't seem to be a lot of advantages for Haswell apart from battery life in laptops etc? Thanks More about : buying cpu ivy bridge haswell bubbleradish March 31, 2014 2:07:37 AM Haswell! It improves your performance and soon, most motherboards and other hardware are optimised for haswell. m 0 l Someone Somewhere a c 199 à CPUs a c 260 V Motherboard a b å Intel March 31, 2014 2:21:24 AM Ivy isn't much cheaper than Haswell any more. Haswell's only a few percent faster, but when they cost the same you might as well go for newer. You also get a few more USB3.0 ports and all SATA 6Gb/s. m 0 l Related resources Buy Ivy Bridge Mobile CPU or wait for Haswell?? - Forum Ivy Bridge CPU on sale now, buy it or buy Haswell - Forum 4930K Ivy Bridge-E or Haswell CPU for 4k Video Editing and Grading - Forum haswell cpu vs ivy bridge? - Forum New build: Ivy Bridge-E, Haswell, or Wait? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution vmN a c 93 à CPUs a b V Motherboard March 31, 2014 2:31:54 AM Depends on how you look at it. For certain task the improved architecture will be much more than a few percent faster. I would go with haswell, as their improved architecture will be noticeable in the future. Share m_austin April 1, 2014 1:01:43 AM Ok great, thanks guys m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNew pc build for gaming needed should I go haswell or ivy bridge? Forum SolvedHaswell vs Ivy Bridge motherboards & CPU Forum SolvedIvy bridge or Haswell? I am building my first new PC in 6 years Forum SolvedWhy buy intel haswell over ivy bridge? Forum SolvedShould I buy a readily-available Ivy bridge laptop, or just wait for haswell? Forum SolvedHaswell or Ivy bridge for new gaming build? Forum SolvedGet new haswell CPUs or stick with ivy bridge Forum SolvedShould I buy Ivy Bridge or Haswell, assuming haswell, which z87 motherboard has best price/perfomance? Forum New Broadwell coming- Build Ivy Bridge or Haswell Now? Forum low budget build, $300 for a CPU/mobo - should I wait for haswell or stick to ivy bridge? Forum A new build..... Haswell or Ivy Bridge?? Forum new system: Haswell based or Ivy Bridge based with upgrade to Ivy Bridge E ? Forum Building new system. Ivy bridge or Haswell (know its been asked but have different question) Forum New Haswell/Ivy Bridge-E & 700 Series Build Forum Should I wait for Haswell, or just buy Ivy Bridge? Both -> Skylake Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !