Hi i looking to upgrade my Cpu and GPU. The thing is should i get the core i5 2500k now or wait for the ivy bridge release. But i also want to upgrade my GPU but can only do one now and the other one at the end of the year for christmas . Which would give me the best performance for just a new months. I play on 1920x1080 and the reason is want to upgrade is to run skyrim well. The graphics card i am looking ate the hd 7870 or the gtx 660 if it gets released in a few months
considering no one really know how ivybridge behaves, i suggest waiting for the launch in 2 weeks and reading the reviews/forums. then decide which better suits you at what price point.
its easy to say ivy will be better, but it might not be. it might not overclock as well. it might overclock better, who knows. maybe people will be burning out their cpus on day one trying. we really dont know.