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Is now a good time to buy Ivy Bridge?

Postby oggyb » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:02 pm

We're all waiting for what Intel will present at CES this coming week, but no outlets are commenting on whether their new Haswell chips will be low-power tablet and ultrabook parts only, or that there will be desktop parts as well.

Anyone here got insider info? What I really want to do is go Intel this quarter, retiring my old AMD workhorse. I would like to buy a powerful, up-to-date, efficient CPU to go in it.
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Re: Is now a good time to buy Ivy Bridge?

Postby Scramble » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:52 pm

The recent rumours were that the bulk of the Haswell CPUs wouldn't appear until early June (do a Google search), so unless Pete K etc. turn up and say different it appears that now would be a good time to get an Ivy Bridge system.
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Re: Is now a good time to buy Ivy Bridge?

Postby oggyb » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:41 am

ah, interesting, I will indeed search.

Hopefully they will stick with 1155 too.
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Re: Is now a good time to buy Ivy Bridge?

Postby Scramble » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:59 am

No, it's going to be LGA1150.

The talk is that they will stick with 1150 for the generation after Haswell though (Broadwell).
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Re: Is now a good time to buy Ivy Bridge?

Postby oggyb » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:59 pm

Oh ffs.
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Re: Is now a good time to buy Ivy Bridge?

Postby Pete Kaine » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:20 am

Don't think I'm allowed to enter into discussions on such things as NDA's are in in full force, but I could probably leave this link here that is already in the public domain and suggest that it's probably worth a read.

I don't think however that it reveals much more than the points Scramble has already raised.
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