what kind of benefit is it on the ivy bridge. is it like just a slight performance benefit, or a significant performance and feature benefit?
do you think new egg will take the cpu back for a store credit refund, i can absorb a restocking fee if necessary. well, absorb restocking fee only if the ivy bridge will be here soon, but not if i have to wait till september for it of course. i got to play some video games this sumer to vent from all the schooling.
Well, Tom's just put out an article today benchmarking the performance between the 3770K and the 2700K (and others too) here http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ivy-bridge-benchmark-core-i7-3770k,3181.html,
so you can look for yourself. But it doesn't look like it's enough of an improvement to return the 2700K you already have, no. The main benefit over the 2700K is HD 4000 graphics (which doesn't matter for a gamer anyway, unless Virtu MVP really DOES boost performance by a large margin) and PCIe 3.0.
And IB was released today, BTW.