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Should I wait for Ivy Bridge i3 or just get i3 -2120?

I'll be doing gaming but not that hardcore just as long it's smooth.
Along with a HD 7750.

Will be doing some light photoshop.

Also want less hole in the bill but more performance.

I was going to get an i3 2120 but They say in Q3 2012 they will be releasing i3 3220,3225, and 3240.

Will it be worth getting it or should I just stay with my original idea?

BTW, I have an ASUS P8H61-M LX motherboard, it's LGA 1155 and it says it's future 22nm ready.
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  1. Just get an i3-2120, the Ivybridge i3's don't have that much more performance.
  2. Ivy Bridge has failed to show a gainful improvement for gamers over Sandy. The increase in performance is purely in productivity based applications, and for the most part, very small.
  3. Best answer
    On average Ivy Bridge is about 5% more powerful than Sandy Bridge. Playing a CPU bound game like Skyrim, you might notice a tiny increase in frame frames... tiny.

    Ivy Bridge Core i5/i7 CPU consumes about 15w - 20w less power than their Sandy Bridge counterparts. Since Core i3 only has two cores the power savings should be less than that.

    Ivy Bridge CPUs supports PCI-e 3.0 on the motherboard assuming the motherboard has a PCI-e 3.0 slot. Sandy Bridge CPU only supports the PCI-e 2.0 standard. If you are not going to buy a $400+ graphic card two generations from now, then you need not worry. Mainstream graphic cards (like the current generation Radeon HD 7750) will probably not be bottlenecked by PCI-e 2.0 for at least another 3 generations from now.
  4. ^^
    Ivybridge i3's do not support PCIE 3.0!
  5. ^^^

    Ah, yes. I stand corrected.
  6. Thanks again for all your answers guys! really helps!
  7. Best answer selected by ModernKamikaze.
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