Too many socket changes and way too many processors for my liking. S775 was good enough for P4, PD, Core2Duo, Quad.
And, for just i3 i5 i7, they have had 3 sockets!
Ivy Bridge isn't really/much better than SB, but I'm still going to buy the 3570k, cause im buidling a new PC.
I'm not disappointed, but i expected a bit more from Ivy Bridge.
Will I buy it? Not likely but possible, it's not enough of an upgrade from my current rig to warrant the cost but a serious special offer/deal might sway me. I've also been looking to reduce the idle power consumption of my rig but that will simply be an aim for the next upgrade; spending easily £250 to lower power consumption a bit makes no sense by itself. Realistically I'd like to wait at least another gen, but you know what the hardware bug is like.
Does it meet my expectations? Mostly. If anything, I'd expected slightly better power consumption, but these are early samples so it may improve notably down the line.
Right now my PC, despite being older than sandy-bridge, has never hit a CPU or GPU computation wall. Unless I needed to perform some hardcore rendering or encoding, there's 100% no need just yet, may as well wait until the last moment and get something newer and better. If I were talking low power media I may look at Trinity, Ivy may be my choice for a homemade NAS however.
I was going to get an IB to upgrade my old i7920, but after reading up on it looks like ill be sticking with the old girl for a while longer. Still no worth while performance gains for gaming. Theres a nice comparison between and 920 @ 4.2ghz and an IB @ 4.2ghz here:
Funny to see the 920 winning in some games.
Like a few people on here.... on an i7 920 D0 clocked at 4ghz for games, and stock for everything else.
I've contemplated moving to either S1155 or S2011 for a while, but always at the last minute held back.
Key issue for me is that in normal day to day use (surfing, movies, work etc), I don't think I will notice the difference and an additional few frames in some games is hardly going to affect all these annoying console ports.
Think I might just hang around until my PC starts struggling with the games I play (FPS and driving games), and then see what's out and deliberate whether I do a platform upgrade, a GPU upgrade (using a 1000mhz OC 5970 atm), or both.
Software needs to catch up in leaps and bounds before it can start to truly push the hardware that's currently out there.
IMO, as long as you're hitting a consistent 30fps in your favorite game, at the resolution you want to game at, everything else above that is just willy waving
As I have to replace my rig, it looks to be either a i5 3570 or i7 3770, though my guess will be on the i5 and that the savings get dropped into a decent GPU and stuff
Not interested in the slightest. Apart from the fact that I have a 2500, even if I still had my dual core E5200 I'd still wait until the tock.
But It'll be about 5 years before I change my CPU, if not more.
Ye i will be. I'm on a dual core Athlon II though so i'm desperately in need of an upgrade.
Currently on a Q6600 and will either be getting a 2500k or 3570k depending on price and how the latter overclock. I'm not too optimistic given the heat issues :/
I just can't justify upgrading these days.
As impressive as some chips are currently, I feel we've reached a plateau of CPU performance now - they can make the chips faster, but they're not really making the leaps they did 5 or 10 years ago. I guess that's not unexpected, but while that's slightly saddening, I suppose my wallet is thankful.
And I suppose raw performance will be more around the GPU/"APU" in the coming years, and that's where the real differences will lie.
Tarinder - the link to the review for the 3570k at the top of the first page is wrong (links back to the QOTW page)
Well, outside of the fact that I can't afford to upgrade at present, if I were to go with a new system over my ageing Phenom II X4 940 (AM2+), I would choose to go with a Socket 1155 Sandy Bridge i5 2600K or possibly i7 2600K over Ivy Bridge, due to the overclocking headway and lower temperatures of Sandy Bridge.
Given my current finances, it's likely that I'll stop looking at upgrading until Haswell. With the exception of SWTOR (which has massive game engine inefficiencies), my current setup is still loading everything I want to run absolutely fine, so if I look at it objectively for once, I don't need to upgrade this year.
Well i was ready to press the buy button on scan. The upgrade from my Q6700.. new motherboard, ram, and the 3770K.
I'm not buying Ivy Bridge yet, I'll wait now because of temperature issues.. shame im very disapointed, was looking forward to upgrading.
I also hate the way the Z77 have been out ages, and we have to wait for Intel.. to get the NDA lifted. What a BORING release!!
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