Ivy Bridge Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Intel x86 CPUs and chipsets' started by Renza, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Renza

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    So I the NDA is due to be lifted soon I believe (or has it been lifted already?). I'll be updating this post with reviews as they come in over the next few weeks.

    Reviews:


    Andantech, 3770K: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5771/the-intel-ivy-bridge-core-i7-3770k-review
    Benchmark Reviews, 3770K: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=900&Itemid=63
    Bjorn3D, 3770K: http://www.bjorn3d.com/articles/Intel_Core_i7_3770K_Ivy_Bridge/2214.html
    ExtremeTech, 3770K: http://www.extremetech.com/computin...iew-ivy-bridge-lower-power-better-performance
    Guru3D, 3770K & 3750: http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i7-3770k-and-3750-review-with-z77/
    HardOCP, 3770K: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/04/23/intel_ivy_bridge_processor_ipc_overclocking_review
    HardwareCanucks, 3770K: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/foru...054-intel-i7-3770k-ivy-bridge-cpu-review.html
    Hexus, 3770K: http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/cpu/37989-intel-core-i7-3770k-22nm-ivy-bridge/
    HotHardware, 3770K: http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Intel-Core-i73770K-Ivy-Bridge-Processor-Review/
    HotHardware, 3720QM: http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Intel-Core-i73720QM-Ivy-Bridge-Mobile-Processor-Review-/
    Legion Hardware, 3770K: http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/intel_core_i7_3770k_ivy_bridge,1.html
    Legit Reviews, 3770K: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1914/1/
    NeoSeeker, 3770K: http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/Intel_Core_i7_3770K/
    Overclock3D, 3770K: http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/intel_dz77ga-70k_and_core_i7-3770k_review/1
    OverclockersClub, 3770K: http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/intel_corei7_3770k/
    PC Perspective, 3770K: http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Processors/Intel-Core-i7-3770K-Ivy-Bridge-LGA1155-Processor-Review
    PC World, 3770K: http://www.pcworld.com/article/254178/ivy_bridge_graphics_entrylevel_cards_are_dead.html#tk.hp_fv
    Silent PC Review, 3770K: http://www.silentpcreview.com/Intel_IvyBridge
    TechReport, 3770K: http://techreport.com/articles.x/22833
    Tom's Hardware, 3770K: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ivy-bridge-benchmark-core-i7-3770k,3181.html
    Tweak Town, 3770K: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4673/intel_core_i7_3770k_lga_1155_ivy_bridge_cpu_review/index.html
    Vortez, 3770K & 3570K: http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/intel_ivy_bridge_core_i5_3570k_core_i7_3770k_review,1.html
    VR-Zone, 3770K: http://vr-zone.com/articles/ivy-bridge-vs-sandy-bridge--4.8ghz-quad-core-cpu-showdown/15637.html
    XBit Labs, 3770K & 3570K: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core-i7-3770k-i5-3570k.html

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    So im stuck on LGA755, machines not the latest by todays standards (esp with sandy bridge now on the market), but the new 'core' architecture isnt that much of a step up as things used to be from generation to generation.

    I dont think my machine is a slouch by any means, does everything i need it to, but it is getting a little old, but can probably push another 12-18 months without any issues.

    And that brings me to Ivy Bridge, the 22nm refresh of the just-released Sandy Bridge processors. We might see a small increase in performance, but the die shrink will bring lower power consumption and thus less heat output. sounds great to me!

    Personally i think ill wait for Ivy Bridge to be released, as good as sandy bridge is! Anyone else planning to do the same?
     
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  2. g3monster

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    Im stuck on my current sig system for the forseeable future.

    The only upgrades I will consider in the future for this system are a new gfx card, a new PSU and possibly a couple of 2TB drives.

    Other than those 3 things (which will probably carry over to my new system when I eventually build it) theres not much I will consider doing other than overclock a bit more and hope it extends the life of the system far enough to see 2012.
     
  3. ElBeasto

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    I agree, sandy and Ivy do sound nice to this 775 user but as already stated, my box can do what ever I ask it to no problems.
    I often feel that tech is released bit by bit just to keep money rolling in rather than providing any major leap forward in technology.
     
  4. BuZeR

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    I was in the same boat, but I caved and upgraded. Had been 3 years since my last system build so was definitely due to upgrade my 775 system. It was also starting to hurt in newer games as well, my aging 3870x2 gave me a good run though. Will be missed :thumbup:
     
  5. Xaser91

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    Waiting for Ivy Bridge here.
     
  6. Mau1wurf1977

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    It's pretty much like this:

    If you really want a 6 or 8 core CPU then you have to wait for Bulldozer and Intels 2011 socket.

    However if quadcore is all you want just get Sandy Bridge now.
     
  7. benjagan91

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    I'll be waiting for Ivy Bridge... my Core 2 Quad just refuses to let me down... at stock speed! q9450 2.66/12mb/1333

    I only play games occasionally - and it plays everything i throw at it (crysis, BC2 etc) maxed at 1080p.

    Love quads for multitasking though :thumbup:

    I'll probably OC my C2Q to 4ghz before i end up buying Ivy Bridge.
     
  8. mevereyn

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    I'm not convinced SB's offering anything I need. Running an OCd q9650 still, and yeah, there's just nothing here that really grabs me.

    IB? Well, maybe. Seems I'm sticking with the "Tick" side of things, if so. Just happened to miss one of them (and the preceding "Tock", natch). Oh well.

    I'm not liking the anti-overclocking measures much, either. :thumbdn: Or integrated graphics by default. Also, changing socket every fucking week. OK, OK. Exaggerating a little, but hey.

    Perhaps I'll jump ship, and drop a Bulldozer in the box. Or whatever the other alternatives might be called.
     
  9. money_killer

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    my 775 does everything i need it for. only upgrades for me will be a ssd and 2tb harddrives
     
  10. stmok

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    Yeap!

    I'm waiting for what I call the 2012 Mainstream Match-up!:
    => Intel's Ivy Bridge vs AMD's Trinity.

    In the blue corner!
    * Ivy Bridge replaces Sandy Bridge.
    * Die-shrink to 22nm.
    * Beefed up IGP. (24 execution units for top end? Integrated video RAM? DirectX 11 and OpenCL 1.1 support)

    In the green corner!
    * Trinity replaces Llano.
    * 2nd gen Bulldozer cores.
    * Improved GPU-based IGP.

    Who will win? :confused:
     
  11. Tekxpert

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    ... another for Ivy bridge, use to upgrade every year but I'm sick of the merry-go-round now.:tired: Rig in sig does me well.
     
  12. Pianist

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    still using my lovly phenom 940 at stock 3ghz (mobo has no NB adjustment so having major OC stability problems).

    I play a lot of games and use a lot of cpu intensive apps such as matlab and maya, but honestly im happy with the performance the 940 gives.

    was tempted by SB but Im going to wait it out for ivy or bulldozer. I think bulldozer vs SB benchmarks will be verrry interesting.
     
  13. Moarphine

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    Waiting for Bulldozer vs Sandy bridge Enthusiast (Q3 2011). Then I'll either take the plunge or hold out a for the 2012 matchup. But I want to build a server PC, and I was going to use the parts in this rig to do so. Meaning I'd have to upgrade this machine, maybe some cheap second hands from the forum as a tide over.
     
  14. Wootwagon

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    i have my sig rig, but im interested, very interested in SB
     
  15. gmeup

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    Personally waiting for socket 2011 later this gear for a full upgrade my self.
     
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    Just read up on Socket 2011 (had never heard of it before reading your post) and wow, pretty impressive. 4 channel DDR3?! Overkill much? 40x PCI-E 3.0 (now thats cool!) , yeah way more than I'll ever need but it brings some cool stuff to the table none the less.

    Anyway I'm actually jumping on the Sandy Bridge train if I can afford the ticket :)
     
  17. anjor

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    well, since i have a 4 year old mainstream "gaming" laptop that has an internal fan with 3 broken fins... and a gfx card that overheats due to that i am going for SNB in february :] (when prices stabilise and 2500k comes out ^^)
     
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    http://techpowerup.com/138087/Intel-LGA2011-Socket-X68-Express-Chipset-Pictured.html


    ^^ DUN DUN Could this be LGA 2011?


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  19. Mau1wurf1977

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    Question:

    Who would have waited for / upgraded to socket 1366 if socket 1156 would have launched first?

    Won't the situation be just like that when socket 2011 comes out?

    And regarding Sandy Bridge: Is 8x/8x CF/SLI + USB3+SATA3 not enough?
     
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  20. stmok

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    Depends on what you plan on doing.

    If you're crunching a crap-load of data (specialised roles); then no, LGA1155 isn't enough.

    This could be GPGPU loads. It could be science/engineering computations with as many CPU cores as you can possibly buy. For example: under a university scenario, people get funding to allow them to buy multi-socket motherboards with many PCI-Express x16 slots for supercomputing research purposes.

    What about those serious Folding@Home folks who get a few dual-GPU cards and fill the mobo up full of them? (Maximise density of computational nodes, and thus, daily/weekly/monthly output in results.)

    I'm interested in seeing how Bulldozer vs Sandy Bridge does, because I know it'll be in the 2nd generation APUs.

    I also know I don't do things to push enough data to justify the costs of high-end LGA2011 or AM3+ CPUs. (Top-end doesn't seem value for money. The price they ask for doesn't reflect accordingly with the performance they offer.)

    I'm very likely to go for something in the same market as Athlon II (or the Intel equivalent). I'm more interested in learning to program more efficiently and securely...Little interest in heavy number crunching purposes. Someone else will be different.
     

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