Intel Ivy Bridge Chips Launching Early April 2012
Posted 04 January 2012 - 04:29 AM
Good question. I'd like to see PCWorld's answer, but in the meantime you can use the old chestnut: If you don't actually need to upgrade now, it's best to wait. (Related to the law of computing that says "Any running system is obsolete.")
Build your computer with decent, current components and it'll remain useful for a long time. In any event, the Ivy Bridge chips will likely be sold at a premium to early adopters, so I'd wait till the summer or fall anyway. The boost to performance will likely be a small one over the equivalent Sandy Bridge chips, so price might be more of a concern than sheer speed.
Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:25 AM
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:54 PM
I would wait till Ivy Bridge comes out simply because Sandy Bridge cpus such as the 2500K (Ive been looking at this one myself) should go down in price because of it being "last generation" technology. But just because its "last generation" doesnt mean its not a kickass cpu
Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:59 PM
It could be that Ivy Bridge cpu's will have a shorter "Fetch-Execute Cycle" which determines how fast (how many clock cycles it takes) the cpu can communicate with the memory to process data. If 2 cpu's have the same clock speed (in ghz), the one with the shorter Fetch-Execute Cycle will ultimately be faster.