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Help: Build with I5-2500K now vs. Ivy Bridge I5-3570 in may?

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January 11, 2012 1:00:44 PM

Hey all

Is the Ivy Bridge I5-3570 comming i may 2012 worth the wait compared to building with the I5-2500K now?

I want to build my system now, but if the Ivy is much faster, then I can wait..... and when will we see mobo's for the Ivy?

January 11, 2012 1:12:22 PM

Thats the secret , nobody know how Ivy Bridge will be.
January 11, 2012 1:43:59 PM

The rumor is that the new part will have a 15% performance increase over the old part. But it's just that - a rumor. If you want to wait and see, then that's up to you. Personally, I woudn't wait.
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January 11, 2012 1:54:21 PM

buy now, not for performance just to get one,
15% isn't that much i mean you could say for years "I'll wait"
but then you lose your job and go "I wish I bought 2500k when i had money =("
and that'll be when you actually need the upgrade!
January 11, 2012 5:08:05 PM

I'd go with the 2500K now. Ivy Bridge is mostly just a die shrink and optimization in terms of raw performance numbers. And like 'horney' said, you could play that "I'll wait" game till the end of time. Go with the 2500K now, and you'll have a good buffer to justify upgrades when the whole new Haswell architecture rolls around in 2013, which will assuredly provide a greater that 10-15% increase over Sandy and Ivy Bridge.
February 12, 2012 6:30:13 AM

Agreed, very valid point that ivy's performance gain surely won't justify the price increase at least it should be more when it is released.. Plus the drivers and everything for sandy bridge has been tweaked and adjusted over time. My personal preference would have to be the 2500K sandy bridge Overclocked of course :) 
February 13, 2012 5:32:26 PM

I think this is something worth noting:

While Ivy Bridge's aren't slated to have much of a bump in direct performance, they ARE however supposedly going to use much less power and run cooler. Many say they will be great for increasing laptop battery usage. However, if they run cooler, this only means you can then overclock them to higher speeds than the i5 2500k and thus indirectly eek out even more performance than before.

They aren't going to be particularly more expensive so it might be worth the 2 month wait. Nonetheless, the i5 2500k is very good. If it were an 8 month wait I would go with the 2500k, since it's only a 2 month wait now I would say at least consider waiting.
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