i am looking to make a new build. depending on budget i will be using a 7970 or a 7950 which is apperently due out at the end of the month. now here is my problem do i use a sandy bridge and wait for ivybridge? looking at most of the 'leaked' slides about on rumour sites it seems the cpu on ivybridge is not as improved as the cpu. will there be a noticable difference in the cpus performance? as i will be using a dedicated gpu for the graphical output.
Well it depends. If you can not wait for Ivy Bridges and you have to have the computer now then I would say get the Sandy Bridges. If you don't have to have the computer built right away then I would say wait it out and get the Ivy Bridges. Ivy Bridges will be even faster then Sandy Bridgesand it will be priced AROUND the same as the current Sandy Bridges.