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Ivy bridge/ Sandy bridge

I'm building a new PC and I decided to go with intel. I finished my build. But then I came across the question. Should I wait for ivy bridge? I am buying a ASROCK extreme3 gen3 mobo(supports ivy and pci-e 3.0) I picked that so if in the future I wanted to upgrade I could. My question is should I wait for ivy bridge? Will I see a huge proformance increase over the i5-2500k or i7-2600k?


Part 2- should I get an i7-k series or i5-k series(of either ivy or sandy?) whats people's opinion on which is worth the money/proformance ratio.
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  1. Hello Kristafis;

    When you say 'I finished my build' and then ask 'should I wait for ivy bridge' - are you telling you have NOT finished your build?
  2. "finished my build" as in I have everything except a processo and mobo. So techincally its "NOT" done. Sorry. I should have been more specific.
  3. kristafis said:
    Will I see a huge proformance increase over the i5-2500k or i7-2600k?
    Not a 'huge' performance increase.

    Intel's Ivy Bridge vs. Sandy Bridge Benchmarks Leaked
  4. How much are you in a hurry to finish up? April is still a ways off.
  5. Well, After reading more into that article I'd say it's not amazingly better.
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    Maybe something on the order of 10-15% for the CPU alone.
    When you think that most games get GPU limited before CPU limiting kicks in - you can make a pretty good case for not waiting.
  7. Don't bother waiting if you need/want the new system now. You will not be disappointed with Sandy Bridge.

    A few advantages of Ivy Bridge (Desktop):

    Better CPU Performance
    Better Quick Sync
    Much lower TDP (~20%)
    PCIE 3.0
    Thunderbolt
    Integrated USB 3.0
    Similar pricing to Sandy Bridge

    Whether these features are important enough to merit waiting is up to you.
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  9. Thanks for the replies guys. I think I'm gonna go with the Sandy bridge and maybe in a year or so I could easily upgrade if I felt the need too, considering the Motherboards support.
  10. I would have done the same in your position.
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