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January 9, 2011 6:48:03 AM

I am trying to decide whether or not I should go for Sandy Bridge or wait until Ive Bridge.

Right now I'm rocking a q6600 @3.2 and its still holding up pretty well.

Should i wait for Ivy or go for Sandy right now?

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a c 471 à CPUs
January 9, 2011 6:55:08 AM

I would wait. Then again, I'm pretty satisfied with the performance of my current rig.
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January 9, 2011 7:05:46 AM

thefox14 said:
its still holding up pretty well.


I'm no expert, but this sounds like a good reason to wait.
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January 9, 2011 7:10:05 AM

If you're happy with your current rig, then there's no need to change. That having been said, Ivy is a long way out at the moment (~1 year), so don't expect any news of it anytime soon.
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a c 83 à CPUs
January 9, 2011 7:29:25 AM

What will IB bring to the table that SB doesn't? Its a die shrink, so expect similar results when Intel has done this in the past. What happened when the 45nm C2Ds came out? You got better thermal numbers, and an extra 500-600MHz on the OCs. I haven't heard of anything special on IB so I don't see why we can't expect the same thing again.

If your rig is fine and its not annoying you then don't worry about upgrading. Upgrade when it no longer does what you need it to.
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January 9, 2011 7:34:42 AM

Well, there's also the potential for a few more cores. That's what Intel did with the extra power budget allowed by the die shrink in Westmere.
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a c 83 à CPUs
January 9, 2011 7:48:56 AM

Perhaps, and like with their current hex core CPUs I'm sure we will see some. But I thought rumor said hex and Oct cores won't coming en mass until after IB.
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a b à CPUs
January 9, 2011 7:55:29 AM

Yep. Honestly, it's kind of hard to say at this point, seeing as they're still a year or so out.
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January 9, 2011 8:23:30 AM



just buy sb it wil probablly use the same socket as ivy so you can upgrade to ivy if its worth extra money.
and sandy brige is more than fast enough for crysis 2 so why w8 till ivy :D 
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a c 83 à CPUs
January 9, 2011 9:01:59 AM

Not quite. The new motherboards aren't expected to change for IB. The new boards out today should work.

I however don't like the boards. H67 and P67 each have their merits, and I wish they had a board that did it all.
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January 9, 2011 9:22:15 AM

4745454b said:
Not quite. The new motherboards aren't expected to change for IB. The new boards out today should work.

I however don't like the boards. H67 and P67 each have their merits, and I wish they had a board that did it all.


intel is going to launch a new chip the z68 which is a p67/h67 combo ;) 
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January 9, 2011 9:22:35 AM

What's that supposed to mean?

(Note that the 32nm cpus that were shrinks of Nehalem used the same board as the 45nm that came before them)
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a c 83 à CPUs
January 9, 2011 9:40:34 AM

I've heard rumors of the Z chipset, I hope its true. I frankly wouldn't buy SB until it arrived.
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a b à CPUs
January 9, 2011 10:29:19 AM

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yeah but theres two sides of 22nm Ivy is one side

Well, yes. After they've perfected the 22nm process with a known architecture (Ivy), then they'll make an all new architecture (Haswell, IIRC) using the matured process.
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a c 83 à CPUs
January 9, 2011 10:40:25 AM

Rumor says Z68 isn't replacing 1366. Its supposed to be for the new 1155.
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a c 83 à CPUs
January 9, 2011 1:31:06 PM

? You make no sense at all.
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January 9, 2011 2:47:54 PM

4745454b said:
Rumor says Z68 isn't replacing 1366. Its supposed to be for the new 1155.


Really? hmm this would be very nice. You remember where you read that?
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a c 83 à CPUs
January 9, 2011 3:25:34 PM

Nope, just whats being said in forums.
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a b à CPUs
January 10, 2011 12:30:22 AM

Forums generally have half the facts going for them.

IMO, Intel will NOT change sockets for Ivy. That would be corporate suicide. The consumer would get mad and refuse the change...unless Intel convice the consumer otherwise.
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January 10, 2011 12:46:33 AM

Best answer selected by thefox14.
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January 10, 2011 6:02:35 AM

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