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To all Intel Sandy Bridge owners!

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Sandy Bridge owners uprading to Ivy Bridge?

Total: 18 votes (4 blank votes)

  • Yes
  • 14 %
  • No waiting for next generation
  • 87 %
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January 5, 2012 1:33:05 AM

To all 1st gen Sandy Bridge and 2nd gen owners, how many of you going to uprade to Ivy Bridge? I myself think that my i5 2500k will hold for a while so I will wait for the next generation architectures Haswell-broadwell
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January 5, 2012 1:41:22 AM

I only have a Q9450, but I'm holding out for Haswell.

IB is not a major improvement over SB, unless you are really, really interested in using the Intel HD 4000 graphics core which is estimated by Anandtech to be about 60% faster than the HD 3000. That's basically going from a Radeon HD 5450 to a Radeon HD 5550 graphics card.
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January 5, 2012 1:53:21 AM

I'm quite please with my i3 and i7 systems. no need to upgrade yet.
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January 5, 2012 2:07:36 AM

why would you upgrade so soon?.....if it ain't broken, don't fix it
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January 5, 2012 2:08:01 AM

What do you mean 1st gen and 2nd gen Sandy Bridge? There is only one generation of the processor.
January 5, 2012 2:14:58 AM

The Sandy Bridge E is commonly referred to as a 2nd gen Sandy Bridge.
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January 5, 2012 2:15:39 AM


Yeah, the 1st generation Core i3/i5/i7 were basically known as Lynnfield/Nehalem.
January 5, 2012 2:17:58 AM

I have 3 Q6600 Setup, an i7 2600K. There is no need to upgrade to Ivy Bridge. There is no need
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January 5, 2012 2:22:04 AM

I was going to wait to upgrade for the IB processors, but then needed to upgrade for a project. But I am quite happy with my SB, and will not be changing any time soon, probably not until whatever comes after the Haswell/Broadwell series.
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January 5, 2012 7:20:20 AM

Most CPU intensive thing I do is gaming, and my i5 760 Lynnfield handles that quite well at stock clocks, and I can definitely squeeze more out of it by overclocking. I'm probably not going to upgrade to a new platform for a long time, probably not until the CPU requirements for games exceed my current CPU's capabilities, even OCed, or we hit the point where PCI-E 3.0 is really needed to get the full potential out of the GPU, whichever comes first.
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January 5, 2012 7:44:13 AM

Just built a SB-E box myself, can't see myself upgrading it anytime soon unless there is a serious IPC improvement
January 5, 2012 8:42:34 AM

New GPU is what I'm looking at not CPU.