Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Chip Gets Benchmarked

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polka

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EthicSlave

have an i5 i7? chances are you can wait for HASWELL to upgrade...

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biggiebob12345

Lots of us passed on the i7-920 and the 2500k. Now is the time to pull the trigger (haswell is still over a year off). There's no point in upgrading from either of those 2 chips to IB unless you feel like having bragging rights. If I had a 920 and needed more performance I'd just get SB-E.

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tony2tonez

So im running a old intel dual-core. I was going to Sandy Bridge but now with all the hype of IB, I was thinking of jumping on board. But I dont OC or play games on my PC. Just alot of photo and video editing.

So should i spend the money on IB or just get the cheaper SB?

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whitneymr

Photoshop and Premiere both love memory, both RAM and cache. So it sounds like IB supports more RAM so I'd go that route. But like I said the Adobe programs will always take memory over processor speed (with in reason You'll always see some change with a gig or more of diff).

I'm running CS6 right now and there is much more diff in how my laptop and my desktop comparen to each other because I have twice as much RAM in the desktop as I do in the laptop.

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Overclockedtimu...

Go with Sandy Bridge-E 3820 chip and a high end Asus board(no ROG parts, much too expensive. I should know I have one) The chip is cheaper and currently the platform is much better in scalability than regular Sandys and the 1155 socketed boards. You will however need a discrete GPU if you want to play any real games on the E-Sandys though.

Oh yeah, the chip is quite a bit faster than a 2700k, im guessing right around what the new Ivy chips are going to be

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aferrara50

go for ivy. It's going to be the same price that SB is now when it is released. No reason to be a generation behind.

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livebriand

So... now, they've even beat AMD's APUs. Come on AMD, are you just going to fall behind or what?

I'm excited about intel's chips now, though I don't see any reason to upgrade my 1st gen i5 PC (it's good enough anyway).

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BEETHREE333

In CPU performance they always beat AMD APU's, but did you read the article? AMD's older APU's which are built on a 32nm process still BEAT out the graphics performance on these 22nm parts. Just think about that for a second. Then also add in that Trinity hasn't come out yet either.

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biggiebob12345

Oh big deal Intel doesn't beat a company who's ONLY successful arm is the graphics department. No one gives a shit as long as it can play HD video and Angry Birds out of the box..which it clearly can. Enthusiasts are going to slap on a discrete card anyways.

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aferrara50

looks like another solid mid-range platform. GJ intel. Now bust your buts and get IB-E out. Must have a reason to wait for an octocore instead of buying a 2687w

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UrbanSmooth

Strong gamer HTPC CPU.

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JohnP

Never did answer your question. Yes, I am planning 3-4 i7-3770K upgrades with Z77 mobos with one 8GB and two 16GB of memory. I want the whole family to finally get on the Bridge. The one I am on the fence about is my HTPC and what am I going to do with two i7-920 and one i5-750 boards? My present i7-2600K is going to a friend who does a ton of astrophotography with only dual core machines to work with. The upgrades will include Kepler graphics cards.

At that point I will be done as I don't expect to have any monitor bigger than 2560 by 1440 and my son in a PhD Comp Sci program does fine with dual 1960 monitors. I am quickly running out of good reasons to go beyond this point as more cores do not tempt me. It should keep us going until optical CPUs come out, heh.

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myh1tlist101

Currently rocking an Athlon II x4 640 (I'm a student). If you have nothing to do with your boards I would kindly welcome them into a new home. PM me at prashanth.panicker@gmail.com.

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biggiebob12345

I challenge you to a duel. I'm planning on doing for the main box a 3770K - GTX 680 tri-sli - 4x Intel 520 480GB SSDs RAID-0 - 32 GB ram. To go next to the TV I'll recycle my current Athlon X3 - 5850 box. Then to go in the closet as a server an i3 dual core something or other. Mobile I'm looking at an IB ultrabook....the Gigabyte one recently discussed looks good.

Wouldn't be going so over the top if I didn't have a newly minted employee discount that is begging to be abused.

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Keith E. Whisman

I'll take one of your I7-920's if you can't find anything to do with it. let me know. keithwhisman@me.com

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jason2393

I want to know how well it can overclock. My watercooled 2600k is right around 90c at 5 GHz, it would be nice to get that performance without melting something.

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Peanut Fox

90c is on the high side for a dedicated water cool system. Sounds like you need more radiator.

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aferrara50

that is super high. Might want to remount your block. My 3960X doesn't even hit that at 5.5ghz with 1.65vcore. Disregard if you are using an all-in-one like a h50/60/80/100

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biggiebob12345

Disappointing article from Anand because there's no overclocking. That's where the moneyshot is for IB. Low power consumption is good but I'd rather use the wider thermal envelope to crank this bitch up to 5 ghz.

And from what I understand talking to a guy who works there, Intel isn't exactly Fort Knox when it comes to hardware going missing. Even lowly interns have access to "Intel Confidential" info. I smile a bit because I knew about the thermal noise random number generator baked into IB a year before the media ever did.

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HiGHRoLLeR038

ouch, 5% boost in CPU performance? what a downer. and not even better than bulldozer's graphics? another ouch.... disapointed.

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biggiebob12345

Did you not read the article? It was better than SB by about 10-15% on average.

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HiGHRoLLeR038

I did:
"the CPU gains are a modest 5 to 15 percent"

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JohnP

Thanks for the article! That definitely eases my mind about the choice between Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge -E. All those extra cores and cache does not seem to hold up to justifying the high prices for the things I do with a computer.

Nice to see that the built in graphics looks like it will handle being used for an HTPC.

Not ONE WORD on o/c. Damn you, Anand, damn you! So close...

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aferrara50

the main advantage to socket 2011 (since IB-E will be 2011 as well) is quad channel vs. dual channel, 8 dimm slots, and the extra pcie lanes. SB-E is only worth it if you are doing a very high end build with high end watercooling. On air the platform produces so much heat that it's not really worth having. I honestly couldn't justify the 3960X, but still bought it. 5.55ghz doesn't disappoint for benching, but it does suck a ton of power. Socket 2011 sold me on the ability to have 64gb of ram. Having that much really changes your perceptions since all programs that are frequently used can be loaded on a ram disk that reads at 7,000+mbs compared to only 600mbs on sata 6.0 ssds and 1,200mbs on pcie ssds.

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Overclockedtimu...

So SB-E is freakin great for all the stuff you just listed off but the 3960X is just plain expensive. The K CPU counterpart is the real winner in SB-E so far for being highly overclockable and only slightly less powerful than 3960X and only a little more than half of the cost. The 3820 while not completely unlocked is still super quick and is around 15-20 percent faster than a 2700K and about 30 to 40 dollars cheaper to boot.

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JBaz

You can easily use HD2000 or 3000 to power your HDTV for an HTPC setup... Even then HD4000 is only reserved for the high end i5/i7 chips; every thing else is going to get 2000/2500/3000 gpu core.

Honestly, you only need to look at the SB-E if you need a powerful 1P workstation for multi-threaded apps or plan on using a 3 or 4way SLI/xfire setup to take advantage of the 40 dedicated pcie 3.0 lanes using the latest high end gpu's... Otherwise SB or IB will work for the mass majority of people.

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cumulusflyer

I don't think i'm alone when I say that the 22nm processor is gonna be a budget overclokers dream come true. Or so I hope. I remember when SB wowed me a 32nm and OC 5.1GHz STABLE. Now 22nm.... I'm sold, especially since I don't having to change my mobo... EVGA Z68 FTW!

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