New Build, Ivy or Sandy?

I'm sure this is a tired subject, but I'm building a new box (mainly for Dreamweaver, Photoshop & Illustrator) and I'm torn between Ivy and Sandy. For reference, I currently have a Phenom II X4 in an M2N32SLI mobo from 2006.

I will be running Windows 7 Pro on a 240GB Samsung 840 Pro.

I know Ivy runs hotter, but I do not plan to OC.
On the flip side, would Adobe CS apps benefit from a heavily OC'd 2700k vs. a 3770k running at stock speeds?
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  1. if not overclocking get a 3770k

    if overclocking why pay more for a 2700k?

    get a 2600k--still got hyperthreading

    my 2600k is at 5ghz

    so yes think that would outperform a stock 3770k
  2. If overclocking get a 3770 non K...thats what the K is for letting you OC dunno what this guy is on ^^^

    In terms of the difference between ivy and sandy ivy will perform 10-15% better clock-for-clock..so a 3.3 ghz ivy would perform 10-15% than a 3.3ghz sandy.

    In terms of oc'ing ivy kicks out more heat but like i said before more performence, so if you have a beefy cooler go with sandy if oc'ing at all.

    Thanks

    Tom :)
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    so if you have a beefy cooler go with sandy if oc'ing at all.


    meant ivy bridge not sandy sorry :)
  4. The 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors run cooler than the 2nd generation Intel Core processors unless you are overclocking (increasing the voltage). Now since the 3rd generation Intel Core procesors have better IPC performance of about 6% at the same speed there is no reason not to go with a 3rd generation Intel Core processors like the Intel Core i7-3770.

    Here are some nice benchmarks to give you an idea on the Intel Core i7-3770K vs Intel Core i7-2600K stack up. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/287?vs=551
  5. IntelEnthusiast said:
    The 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors run cooler than the 2nd generation Intel Core processors unless you are overclocking (increasing the voltage). Now since the 3rd generation Intel Core procesors have better IPC performance of about 6% at the same speed there is no reason not to go with a 3rd generation Intel Core processors like the Intel Core i7-3770.

    Here are some nice benchmarks to give you an idea on the Intel Core i7-3770K vs Intel Core i7-2600K stack up. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/287?vs=551


    Really? That's good to know. So an Overclocked overvolted ivy bridge proccesor would be cooler than an equivilent sandy bridge. I thought that because the manufacturing proccess shrunk to 22nm (I think) it was kicking out more heat.
  6. Thanks! I went with Ivy... 3770k and a Corsair H80i cooler in case I want to do some moderate OCing.
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