Ivy Bridge-E Pricing Leaked

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Ninjawithagun

I am the proud owner of both a Sandy Bridge-E system (3930K) and an Ivy Bridge system (3770K) and have no reason to upgrade to Haswell. Haswell is a very minor tip-toe forward for Intel with regards to the existing desktop CPU architecture. Now, if I were to buy a laptop, I would definitely go Haswell just for the power management featurers (which are completely useless for desktop). Looks like I'll be waiting until Broadwell is released in 2015 before I upgrade either of my systems. In the meantime, I'll be enjoying my three GTX780s in Tri-SLI :D

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phatbody

psst. Hey Paul. Just change that 3 to a 4 on the printer.
'Isn't that what Nvidia did?'
Yeah. People are stupid.

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Siriusly

But will it blend?

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Ninjawithagun

Indeed :-)

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paschal

Ivy Bridge is hitting close to a year in the market. What are they thinking? True enthusiasts want the latest greatest bad ass stuff out there. Put the Haswell stuff out there if you want the profit dollars. I doubt the e crowd is jumping for joy. The mindset Intel is showing, having whipped AMD on the high end, reminds me of upgrading a p4-3200 to a p4-3800 just to be able to fry eggs faster on the case without gaining a whole lot in performance.

Or is this a bit more like video card recycling? Add an HDMI port to a two or three year old spec and call it a "new" card with a "new" name?

Intel seems to have what they have wanted. Why be aggressive anymore?

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vectorizer

I'm confused:

1) "we’ll be seeing three Core i7 Ivy Bridge-E CPUs debuting in early 2014"

2) "Ivy Bridge-E is expected to arrive Q3 ‘13"

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chriszele

Thanks for catching that!

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Baer

The only reason I am considering SB-E is that I am almost ready for a new build so I just may wait the few months. I am for sure going 2011 as I have no use for embedded graphics and I want the six cores.

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cmasupra

You and I seem to agree on a lot of stuff. I need a new computer as my i7 920 is no longer powerful enough to handle everything I need to do, but I'm waiting on IB-E.

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Hey.That_Dude

I'll hold off my opinion on this until some tests are run, but right now I'm really leaning towards a "too little too late" kind of attitude on the Ivy Bridge-E CPU's. Unless these procs are MUCH better, they might as well just go to Haswell.

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John Pombrio

I am on the fence about Haswell. It really is a excellent laptop and tablet CPU that they have squeezed into a high end desktop chip. It just runs too hot to really be an enthusiast's chip. So Ivy Bridge-E if it o/c's well could be my next chip.

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dgrmouse

The TSX extensions may end up being a big deal. Writing highly parallel code is extraordinarily difficult - if developers can get away with using coarsely grained locks without paying any noticeable performance penalty, I'd imagine that many will choose to do so. If you're hoping to get the maximum useful life out of your machine (cost aside, upgrading is a bit of a chore), then the difference between having and not having the new instruction set extensions might become an important factor.

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Hey.That_Dude

+1
And in addition, the lower lithography node will allow for more cores and more L1 and L2 cache. Plus the Haswell-E procs are supposed to support DDR4... about time.

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FunkyLeorox

I mean i forgot the BIG Differences between the I7-xx30K and I7-xx60/70x is it just clock speed? I mean what's the main reason to upgrade from SB-E, right now all i see is probably just newer probably more efficient CPU's

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nsvander

Not compelling to upgrade from SB-E at all.

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RECON408

Same here