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    Re: Ivy Bridge review thread

    Thanks Cat!

    I'm just annoyed that I have to wait another week before purchasing. Means I miss the first GW2 beta. Damn Intel!

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    Re: Ivy Bridge review thread

    There is someone selling them on eBay.....don't know whether to trust them or not....says they have stock in hand as well....hmmmmm
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    Re: Ivy Bridge review thread

    It seems the top end mobile HD4000 IGP and HD6620G trade blows:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5772/m...56vm-preview/6

    It looks like Trinity is going to be another win on the graphics side for AMD!!

    Llano also seems to have better overall battery life when playing videos or games,ie,it seems the IGP is more energy efficient:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5772/m...56vm-preview/7

    Considering the much faster Intel CPU and the use of 22NM finfets,it does not seem that great a result IMHO,especially with the E1 stepping having a larger IGP.
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    Re: Ivy Bridge review thread

    Hmm.. im not convinced by IB, think i will grab a SB as i intend to overclock it and from the reviews i've seen (correct me if im wrong?) SB outperforms IB after overclocking/temps are applied.

    I might have missed it as im doing 10 things at once, but did they announce an availability date?

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    Re: Ivy Bridge review thread

    I think the end of the week or early next week is when they will be available.

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    Re: Ivy Bridge review thread

    AFAIK, 29th of April. So Sunday. If Scan do it like the Z77 boards, it'll probably be available to buy on Friday ready for Monday delivery.

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    Re: Ivy Bridge review thread

    TBH,I think I would pick up a Core i5 2500K unless you really need the improved Quick Sync.

    This chap over on OcUK already has got a retail Core i5 3570K:

    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...php?t=18395882

    At stock clockspeeds the performance is slightly better than a Core i5 2500K.

    However,the Core i5 2500K tends to overclock further and does not run as hot it seems.

    Anandtech does have a look at overclocking the Core i7 3770K in more detail:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5763/u...-on-ivy-bridge
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    Re: Ivy Bridge review thread

    Will there be low end IB chips such as Pentium and Celeron chips similar to the G series? (Dual core no HT no turbo ones)

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    It seems the Llano laptop had 1333MHZ RAM in a 4GB+2GB layout and the IB laptop had 1600MHZ RAM in a 4GB+4GB layout. It looks like the HD4000 probably is slower overall than the HD6620G and consumes more power too.

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    Will there be low end IB chips such as Pentium and Celeron chips similar to the G series? (Dual core no HT no turbo ones)
    Q3 2012 I think or at least summer.

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    Re: Ivy Bridge review thread

    Thanks, I will probably end up ordering a 2500k as i cant see the benifit in paying more (99.999% sure they will cost more) for a feature or two i wont use and worst performance in what i would be using it for.

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    It seems the Llano laptop had 1333MHZ RAM in a 4GB+2GB layout and the IB laptop had 1600MHZ RAM in a 4GB+4GB layout. It looks like the HD4000 probably is slower overall than the HD6620G and consumes more power too.

    Q3 2012 I think or at least summer.
    I guess I'll be going Trinity then - IB doesn't seem to be for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trash Man View Post
    www.scan.co.uk is my first go to for any PC related components.
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    Re: Ivy Bridge review thread

    Not really it does exactly what it says on the tin, its a tock not a tick so simply a refined version nothing more, using a old T9300 its looking very appealing, the only reason to go for anything SB is over clocking or price.

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