Intel SandyBridge vs Ivy Bridge

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

My System:

CPU: AMD Athlon x4 635 @2,9ghz
Ram:8 Gigs DDR3
GPU GTX 460 1G Cyclone
Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.
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  1. 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.
  2. I think i am not going to overclock that cpu i already burned out three other cpus so i think my OC career is over
  3. torres said:
    I think i am not going to overclock that cpu i already burned out three other cpus so i think my OC career is over


    ive been overclocking forever, never burned out a cpu.

    which cpus did you burn out? and why?!

    honestly, i was overclocking my pentium 1
  4. A old celeron, core 2 duo on pentium 4. i think it was not properly cooled
  5. neon neophyte said:
    ive been overclocking forever, never burned out a cpu.

    which cpus did you burn out? and why?!

    honestly, i was overclocking my pentium 1



    also i see you have i5 2500k in you signature if you really have one how does it perform i gaming
  6. its really something. per core its blazing fast, and it has 4!

    the overclock really shines in games that are limited to 2 cores. as per core its blazing fast
  7. I have a 2500k and it obviously performs great in games, it should be a big improvement over your Athlon

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/122?vs=288 And that's without OC

    But you might as well wait for Ivy Bridge
  8. Yes i think i will wait. I think i will first upgrade my cpu and motherboard then my graphics card later on
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