Will Intel Skip Over Ivy Bridge E?

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Slinky PC

I already Pre Order the i7-4960X Sandy Bridge E cost $1,066

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Slinky PC

I already Pre Order the i7-4960x Sandy Bridge E cost $1,066

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owen420

can you losers STFU about what you prefer for a chip, nobody gives a shit!!!

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Freebar

I'm a loyal AMD consumer for thirteen years, but I trust Maximum PC and Anand Lal Shimpi, and AMD's top CPU is only competitive with Intel's Core i5 parts. Worse, though, is that AMD's new FX procs lag behind Sandy Bridge in the all important gaming performance, and this bugs me. So I've begun saving for an upgrade to Haswel. Haswel will integrate the South Bridge onto die. We all know the performance boost when AMD and Intel integrated memory controller onto die, so now with the SB integrated as well, it seems to me there will be no bottlenecks to/from the CPU.

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jackx123456789

Well this kind of sucks. Guess we just play a waiting game to see what actually happens.

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yammerpickle2

IB-E is so late as this stage why don't they just go to Haswell-E.

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garrettp

And that there is why I remain an AMD Fanboy :D

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steven4570

I hope this isn't the case...im waiting to upgrade my i7 920 rig to a six core part.

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ZombieKiller

Ever wonder how a 4.0GHZ 8 core AMD FX-8350 gets beaten by a 3.2GHZ 6 core i7 3930K? Plain and simply clock speed and cores means nothing unless paired with the right tech. Intel has better tech than AMD making there processors faster... WAY FASTER! Another thing that should make it very evident that Intel is better than AMD in performance is, the price tag, $200 VS. $580. You aren't being charged another $380 for nothing! I just built my parents a new computer with a A10-5800K 3.8GHZ Quad Core and ran a CPU test and the performance of my i5 2537M 1.4GHZ Dual core was about twice as fast! I was honestly shocked it was that much faster! Intel is better! NOT saying AMD is bad! I have several AMD powered computers, Intel is just better in performance.

I Love My i7 3930K!

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AFDozerman

...And the award for the most random rant of the year goes to...

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Granite

I've used AMD for years until I built a machine around a 3930K just over a year ago. That'll keep me happy till I see what comes after Haswell.

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Baer

I am still using my i7 920 DO OCed. I have upgraded just about everything else in the rig at least twice. I am waiting to build two new top end rigs until this is cleared up. For example, I do not want embedded graphics, I do want 6 or perhaps 8 cores. I do want a platform that will be around for a few years. I do not want AMD as I feel the performance is second best.
I am going to wait to see what happens in the next six months I guess.

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vrmlbasic

You say that you don't want AMD because their tech is "second best", yet you're running tech that is downright decrepit. Anandtech's benchmarks don't show it besting even the venerable Phenom II 955 by huge margins and it appears to be slaughtered by AMD's current 8350.

To say nothing of the several generations of Intel product that stand between your chip and "modernity".

"I do want a platform that will be around for a few years" <-Intel isn't known for this.

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Baer

But when I built it, it was top of the line. And when I build the next one it will be top of the line. Of course it will not stay that way, there is always progress but I am not going to start with second rate.
I have nothing against AMD, they are good value for the money but they are very far from top of the line.

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Danthrax66

That actually isn't true at all... http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-versus-i7,2360-4.html http://www.anandtech.com/show/2754/9 But yeah keep on thinking that Intel is decrepit when the AMD chip was scoring lower than Intel despite being released after it... And of course the latest 3 year later released 8350 beats it. But you know what beats the 8350 in every benchmark? The latest Intel...

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vrmlbasic

Intel itself isn't decrepit. You gotta up that reading comprehension.

That ancient i7 920 Intel chip that the OP says he is using, while ironically talking about not wanting "second best" tech, is most decrepit. He might not want "second best" but he's currently running at less than, oh say, "tenth best".

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Hilarity

Old and slow. A 3770K or the upcoming 4770K will smash it into little itty bitty pieces.

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joeyjr

This is music to my ears. The X79 is somewhat over do for an update as far as I am concerned. So bring it on ASAP and give me a 22nm octo core, I'll be waiting. Also, getting the Intel processores in sink might even be a good thing, for example; cutting costs or boost sales for Q4. What comes between a tick and a tock? LOL!!! A sock-it to-AMD when you think they got some more tricks up there sleeve. Finaly, a change in the time-line could get us something even better, much sooner, that might light up and peak our intrest.

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nealtse

Would it really surprise anyone if Intel hyped up an enthusiast platform, got a bunch of fanboys to buy into it only to abandon it soon after?

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Chronologist

The typical buyer of Intel Enthusiast chips aren't blind fanboys. Those blind intel fanboys typically buy the consumer edition i7's, because they don't know the difference.

Power users, on the other hand, people that actually do have the money and have the ability and need to utilize such power are the ones buying these chips.

And just because we buy Intel, doesn't mean we blindly shell out hundreds for the latest and greatest intel chip. Most of us are probably packing i5's up to consumer i7's, which personally is better for me (i5-3570k) over AMD (and I think a lot more people that just me) because I just can't utilize all the threads AMD offers me. So I'll take the processor which has more powerful individual cores, thank you very much. Also, I typically find that even though AMD offers a swathe of backward compatibility advantages, paying a little more for an k-series i5, and more for i7's, will guarantee premium performance for a lot longer than AMD processors. So in the long run, I get a lot of bang out of intel processors for the buck.

When programmers start taking advantage of all these extra threads, I'll take another look at AMD. That is, if hyperthreading doesn't beat AMD to the punch.

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DarkMatter

~what is the future of the EP designated Ivy Bridge Xeon chips ? That is the chip I really care about.

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tony2tonez

Im ok with waiting for Haswell E. But then again im running Core 2 Duo E6750.

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j_j_montez

My fastest computer in the house is a C2D P8700. I'm definitely waiting for Haswell for my next high-end desktop, but I may just toss together a $400 unit that can beat my current one. Then I'll just use it as an HTPC when Haswell comes out.

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limitbreaker

Intel doesn't care about you, always support the underdog because they can't afford to lose your business. :) (although buying the best and fastest has a huge appeal despite terrible value)

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AFDozerman

As if AMD does? Don't get me wrong, I use almost exclusively AMD, but they're both just companies, they don't exist to please you directly, they exist to make money, and they do that by pleasing you.

Speaking of AMD, I would imagine Max PC would have said something about this whole Kaveri GDDR5 reveal...

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iplayoneasy

I guess a bigger question would be, when you got Sandy Bridge E did you say to yourself: "Man this is slow, can't wait for something better cause this sucks." According to task manager, most over us will be okay missing out on Ivy Bridge E. But then again, OCD is what made most of us upgrade our 980x in the first place.

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