I checked out the news letter on TH about Ivy Bridge and SB-E. I looked at the Ivy Bridge CPU-Z and it didn't look too impressive. I know that it was just a core i3, but the core i5 2500k has twice as much cache, and 3.3ghz vs. 2.4Ghz. The voltage even seems a bit higher. Unless they really made each clock a lot faster than SB, is it really going to be worth it? Even TH said that there test runs were not that impressive. Although, 22nm and a 55w TDP does sound nice. I know they still have a lot of refining to do on the CPU, so it could get much better. Anyways, just my thoughts on the CPU. Would love to hear input.
P.S. I was looking at my Core i5 2500k vs. the Core i3, so I know it may not be fair.
you gotta look at the fact that ivy bridge is meant for the masses, not the gamers and above...
its meant to run cool, run in labtops ect
in my opinion its probaly going to be a year or two until the high end chips make the trip down to 22nm transistors