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    Thanks for the video, I only watched the conclusion from it as I haven't got enough time to watch the rest, but that seems to confirm what I've been looking into which is if youre planning to overclock it then don't bother getting one if you already have a good sandy. If, like me and others here, are planning on getting a new laptop (or desktop) anyway and NOT interested in overclocking then getting ivy seems to be the logical choice because the price will be the same but performance will be a bit higher without worrying about temperature issues. Hopefully I got that right lol!

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    I always order at the wrong time, blinking hell!!!

    Ordered my new pc Sunday, now I may have to cancel as I know I will regret it if I don't!

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    Why you have to cancel? What did you order?

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    I may cancel and wait for the ivy bridge processor. however I have been reading various sites and to be honest I'd say the new processor is equivelant to the iPhone 4s to to the iPhone 4. Better...... But not by anything significant.

    I will sleep on it.........

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    once ivy is out, how much will the sandy bridge prices go down by?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.D View Post
    once ivy is out, how much will the sandy bridge prices go down by?
    Not sure, they will fall back a bit for sure. However you will have to wait for a good while before they fall back to their new level as people will still be selling old stocks they bought at a high price, i would think anyway.

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    A good review on the Ivy

    Core-i7-3770K-vs-AMD-FX-8150-and-Core-i7-2600K-CPU-Review/1537/1

    For those not bothered with the whole 18 page review the Conclusions read...

    Real-time pricing for Intel BX80623I72600K.

    Amazon: $309.99
    TigerDirect: $319.99
    Newegg: $314.99
    CompUSA: $402.99

    The new Core i7-3770K is a no-brainer if you were considering buying the Core i7-2600K; it costs the same and is faster.

    It is, however, very important to understand that this processor is targeted to users who will really benefit from additional processing power. We are talking about professionals using the computer for audio and video editing, and 3D rendering. If you want to build a high-end gaming machine, you can save a considerable amount of money by buying a Core i5 processor. As you can see from our results, if you have a high-end CPU, you won’t see any difference in performance by picking a faster and more expensive model. That happens because the video card is the component that dictates gaming performance in this kind of system, considering that you have a mid-range or high-end video card, of course. Therefore, it is a better deal if you pick a more affordable CPU and spend your money on buying a more powerful video card.

    In addition, if you are an average user who is looking for extra processing power, we believe that the Core i5 will provide you with a better price/performance ratio.

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    A very interesting read , i have the ASUS® P8Z68-V/GEN3: PCI-E 3.0 READY, SLI, CROSSFIREX & the sandy i5 2500k processor,

    My question is this , i have the pci express 3 slots , but from what i have read here my processor is not capable of enabling this.

    So does the new ivy have the same socket as the sandy ? or will i have to get a completely new mobo ? (something im not prepaired to do , would rather wait untill next gen of processors if this is the case)

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    but from what i have read here my processor is not capable of enabling this.
    Correct but

    They have the same socket. You will be able to upgrade that cpu to enable Pcie3. Its a main reason I purchased it.

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