Intel Confirms Ivy Bridge Specs In Online Document

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FrancesTheMute

I'm thinking I'll be getting a 3770K for my next build.

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headhuntersix

I'll just stick to my 3.2Ghz 920, thanks. Maybe in 2015, I'll need a new CPU... (says the hypocrite who just threw out a perfectly functional 4890 in favor of FXF 7970 Black DD)

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poee

I'm with you on that. i7-920 @ 3.3 is a modest and easy overclock that has yet to make me feel like I'm waiting for the CPU, no matter what I'm doing. Three years is by far the longest I've ever used the same main rig, and without any upgrades (other than more storage). I'm also seriously thinking about changing out my 4870X2 for a 7970 or 7950 (just waiting on Kepler, and waiting and waiting...)

Since I'm only using a single 24" monitor, I kinda think a 7970 is complete overkill. My 4870X2 has had no problems running the latest titles at 1920x1200, and that's a 3-year-old card! I just miss out on DX11, which is nagging at me. And the 1GB frame buffer ain't as roomy as it was in 2009. However, things have certainly changed since the days where I would buy the latest GPU every year or so to get the frames I wanted.

But as far as CPUs go, I just don't see a compelling reason to upgrade from my 920. I remember jumping into the full Nehalem X58 platform was a lot of money at the time, but the future-proofing that it allowed was more than worth it! Which is why I'll wait for IB-E, at least. To me SB and IB are not upgrades from LGA1366, more like side-grades.

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biggiebob12345

Will probably go IB even though I could afford SB-E. IB is going to overclock like a monster whereas SB-E seems to be limited to 4.4-4.6.

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NVZBLT

I find it interesting that Intel is using hyper-threading only in the low end as tool to improve efficiency and in the ultra high end for extremely multi-threaded programs. It seems to me that Intel has clued in that the sweet spot is 4 threads for the average joe and that hyper-threading a 4 core mainstream chip is a waste. 4 true cores is better than 2 hyper-threaded. In some cases 4 normal cores can even outperform 4 hyper-threaded cores. Now if only AMD clued in.

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thetechchild

AMD was spouting that hyper-threading is a waste for a while, until demand made them think twice and try it. Not that it changes anything for either Intel or AMD... The true gauge of performance is the architecture, and that can only be measured via benchmarks (which are never objective enough anyways). HT is just a nice bonus for those who want to mess with multi-threading.

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Hey.That_Dude

All I can think about is how much all the intel fanboys will be like "OMG no eight core! it's all AMD's fault!"

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Refuge88

Or we could just remind the AMD fanboys that we don't need 8 cores to whoop them in the benchmarks?

Either way I am sticking with my 2500k, LOVE that chip. Which by the way I seem to remember stomping on some 6 core AMD's.

Just sayin.

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Hey.That_Dude

You should find a fan boy and then tell them.
I'm just tired of the last week of posts about "Intel delayed IB" or "wait, no", or "wait no again we were right the first time". Under EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM was a post about "It's AMD's Fault (insert logic here)." I personally give a damn about what I'm getting so long as it's within budget and it's the best my money can get me when I build. Currently rockin' a phenom II cause they were a better price to get than other things I wanted.

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Supfresh

except that there probably will be with ivy bridge E... this list is of their mainstream line of procs to replace SB.

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Peanut Fox

The ones up top look like Sandy Bridge E parts. Just the first 3. 32nm

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thetechchild

If only people Google'd before they posted...

They ARE SB-E parts. They're already on the shelves.

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