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Ivy Bridge vs Sandy bridge. Wait or not

Hello,
I'm not really good at finding information about the new Ivy-bridge.. What I would like to know is:
Should I wait for Ivy bridge and buy an I7-3770K? Or just pick 2600K now?

Will IvyBridge be much better than SandyBridge, and will it be worth the money?

I'm not sure what the prices will be. But if I have €500 for: Motherboard, Proccessor and liquid Cooling (Liquid cooling probably some Intel liquid cooling thermal solution about €80) what should i do?

And what IvyBridge will compare, or be much of an increasement for the i7 2600K, and in what pricerange?

When will they come out? April, May, June??

Afterall.. what will be the Socket.. i have seen some have 1155 and some with 2011.. Don't know wich one is right now.. :p
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  1. Review of the 3770k: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/ivy-bridge-preview-core-i7-3770k NOT that much faster than the 2600k.
  2. Will the 3770K be the same price as 2600K or at least withing €50 around the price.. And when will it be released?
  3. April 29th, same price.
  4. from what we are hearing exactly the same price, so maybe +/- 10% when drops in SB are taken into account.

    Can you wait?, that's up to you.

    One thing is that its hotter than SB, low powered but a smaller surface area to get rid of the heat, so its runs a little hotter.
  5. I'm getting liquid cooled so I should be able to keep the temp low enough.
    But i'm most likely just going to wait, since i'm already planning on buying GTX680 SLI with it. I think i'm going to wait for GTX680 Classified Ultra as well, to put them in SLI.

    Last question:
    What socket do I need for 3770K? And what chipset should I get? I'm was thinking of buying: http://www.alternate.nl/html/product/Moederborden_Socket_1155/ASUS/MAXIMUS_IV_EXTREME_-=Rev.3.0=-/526166/?tn=HARDWARE&l1=Moederborden&l2=Intel&l3=Socket+1155
    but I guess there will appear some new nice Mobo's when IvyBridge releases?
    But main question: is 3770K 1155 or 2011?
  6. Socket 1155, there will also be newer motherboards on the z77 chipset with socket 1155. I would wait until april 29th before making your purchases. If you are liquid cooling why not go a custom route? Instead of a closed loop.
  7. amuffin said:
    Socket 1155, there will also be newer motherboards on the z77 chipset with socket 1155. I would wait until april 29th before making your purchases. If you are liquid cooling why not go a custom route? Instead of a closed loop.


    U mean why I pick factory liquid cooler, instead of building one?
    well mainly because i have 0 experience with that, it will probably cost a lot more, and it will need more space for Reservoir and so? i'm not sure..
    But if u know a way or place where i can build that for cheaper, and perhaps better, and a beginners tutorial would be needed :P
  8. Release date has been set back to june instead of April like prevously stated. Just do a hoogle seatch they changed the date
  9. venur said:
    Release date has been set back to june instead of April like prevously stated. Just do a hoogle seatch they changed the date


    Well, I did search a bit. And found out that the delay is only for Mobile Processors, and the Desktop CPU's will be release 29 April?
  10. there will be release in April and some other specialist (LV etc.) in June.
  11. Best answer
    You should wait for Ivy-bridge.Ivy bridge is better than Sandy bridge in every aspect.
    1. More efficient
    2. Create less heat.
    3. PCI express 3.0 support
    4. 20% more performance.
    5. Same price.
    6. greater overclockability.
  12. Ivy will be better across the board, as we hope every new processor revision should be. If you need to build something now, Sandy E or the 2600k/2700k will have plenty of horsepower and multitasking capability but since it's only a month out I would just hold onto my cash.

    Worst case scenario, the price of 1155/2011 socket mobos/procs drops by $10-25 each and you get a deal for waiting patiently. PCIe 3.0 is the big reason I would wait if it's for gaming - spending $1000 just for a proc and motherboard is ridiculous.
  13. also if you get ivy bridge it will support PCI express 3.0 as does the gtx 680
  14. But then I need a MOBO with PCIe 3.0 slots, don't I? will they be within the price range of 200? (at least 2, for SLI)
  15. Whats your mobo?

    Z68 is Ivybridge compatible. H67 and P67 too.

    H61 is not.
  16. If around £220 for a 3770k I might get. Higher then the 3570k.
  17. Does the 680 even fully saturate the pcie 2.0 slot yet? :heink:
  18. ^I don't think so but who knows what the next gen gpus will bring.;-)
    The z77 mobos are rumored to be very nice NDAs are keeping them secret though.
    -Bruce
  19. Best answer selected by kemperkipie.
  20. akhilmangala said:
    You should wait for Ivy-bridge.Ivy bridge is better than Sandy bridge in every aspect.
    1. More efficient
    2. Create less heat.
    3. PCI express 3.0 support
    4. 20% more performance.
    5. Same price.
    6. greater overclockability.


    And this is where you were wrong.
    1. Perhaps.
    2. Wrong, creates more heat.
    3. 1155 motherboards also have PCIE 3.0 support
    4. More or less 5-10% in the average tasks. Slightly more in some tasks.
    5. Bingo!
    6. Absolutely wrong. Due to the intense heat the Ivy creates, it does not at all overclock as well. 4.8 is rated very good for Ivy and for that you must have decent wc-setup, vs. 5.0 GHz is rated good/average for SB and can be achieved with high end air cooler.

    4.5 out of 6 were wrong and yet it was voted the best answer.
  21. Quote:
    And this is where you were wrong.
    1. Perhaps.
    2. Wrong, creates more heat.
    3. 1155 motherboards also have PCIE 3.0 support
    4. More or less 5-10% in the average tasks. Slightly more in some tasks.
    5. Bingo!
    6. Absolutely wrong. Due to the intense heat the Ivy creates, it does not at all overclock as well. 4.8 is rated very good for Ivy and for that you must have decent wc-setup, vs. 5.0 GHz is rated good/average for SB and can be achieved with high end air cooler.

    4.5 out of 6 were wrong and yet it was voted the best answer.


    Maybe you should look at the date of the posts....
  22. nikorr said:
    Whats your mobo?

    Z68 is Ivybridge compatible. H67 and P67 too.

    H61 is not.


    H61 is compatible with IB.
  23. akhilmangala said:
    You should wait for Ivy-bridge.Ivy bridge is better than Sandy bridge in every aspect.
    1. More efficient
    2. Create less heat.
    3. PCI express 3.0 support
    4. 20% more performance.
    5. Same price.
    6. greater overclockability.



    interesting answer..in this case..can or can not upgrade intel core i7 ivy-3610QM bridge to bridge ivy core i7-3820QM or ivy bridge-3920XM core i7 in a laptop..SORRY..BAD ENGLISH LANGUAGE..:)
  24. interesting answer..in this case..can or can not upgrade intel core i7 ivy-3610QM bridge to bridge ivy core i7-3820QM or ivy bridge-3920XM core i7 in a laptop?..SORRY..BAD ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
  25. Overall, I think that http://www.***/best-intel-sandy-bridge-laptop is going to be sufficent for most people, so I say go for it. You can't go wrong.
  26. I realize this is and old thread, but check out the Microcenter price for an i5 2500K now:

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/406960/Core_i5_2500K_33GHz_LGA_1155_Processor_-_OEM

    $140!!!

    That's an absolute bargain for the performance.
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