1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Ivy Bridge Official Benchmarks – Markedly Better Performance Than Sandy Bridge

Discussion in 'News' started by qubit, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. kyussgr New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2011
    Messages:
    31 (0.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    8
    Location:
    Athens, Greece
    Sorry I missed that somehow... maybe too eager to tease :D

    I am in the same situation as you are but I decided to wait... but its too hard..... :D Let us know what you decided as you final PC setup.....:toast:
     
  2. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    9,939 (3.86/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,531
    Location:
    Quantum well (UK)
    No sweat, it sounds like you a have a sense of humour. ;) As you know, I'm perfect and never miss anything. :laugh: :toast:

    I've actually got a thread about my new build here. I've got two candidate mobos in mind and I'll be posting about them once I have researched their respective websites and reviews a bit more.
     
  3. kyussgr New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2011
    Messages:
    31 (0.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    8
    Location:
    Athens, Greece
    Yes I know I made a 'lengthy' recommendation in that thread based on my own research (based on the Greek market prices) and got into an argument with John Doe who was.... a bit stubborn.... :D
     
    qubit says thanks.
  4. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    9,939 (3.86/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,531
    Location:
    Quantum well (UK)
    And now it's my bad for missing it. :eek: lol

    Thanks and I'll read it later, when I post about my two candidate mobos. :)
     
  5. Sasqui

    Sasqui

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    7,802 (2.36/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,523
    Location:
    Manchester, NH
    This confirms my plan of keeping my E8600 for another year, then going nuts with an IB system sometime in 2012 when motherboards have matured.
     
  6. Paulieg

    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    11,948 (4.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,029
    Location:
    Wherever I can find the iron.
    Yup, I'll be buying week 1, as long as prices are reasonable like SB.
     
  7. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2009
    Messages:
    18,778 (9.69/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,239
    Location:
    Chatsworth, GA
    Are these the Ivy Bridge chips the 1155 socket variety?
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  8. ensabrenoir

    ensabrenoir

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    1,274 (0.74/day)
    Thanks Received:
    231
    Will ivy have a six core? Debating hard between SB-e and Ivy....coming from 1156. And while 2011 is a beast don't feel its refined enough yet
     
  9. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    9,939 (3.86/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,531
    Location:
    Quantum well (UK)
    Yes, afaik they only fit into 1155 boards, but don't quote me.

    I doubt it. That's the point of SB-E and LGA2011, to feed six or eight bandwidth-hungry cores. I'll bet money that in time, we will see an "Ivy Bridge Extreme" or IB-E that fits into LGA2011.
     
    ensabrenoir says thanks.
  10. 3rold

    3rold New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2009
    Messages:
    6 (0.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Location:
    Tirana
    Future Compatibility?

    Well if this is real and it can seat itself in the 1155 socket than all I can say is that Intel is making progress for the common mortal enthusiasts! Well, we are not all Richie Rich! 600$ for a CPU and 300$ for MB is not acceptable to me!
     
  11. radrok

    radrok

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2011
    Messages:
    2,990 (2.58/day)
    Thanks Received:
    803
    Location:
    Italy
    In my opinion this is one of the most interesting architectural changes on Ivy Bridge
    Source : http://www.anandtech.com/show/4830/intels-ivy-bridge-architecture-exposed/2

    So probably the single threaded performance boost is given by this change and I completely agree with this

     
  12. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    20,243 (6.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,277
    Meh... The entire second graph was entirely due to the better GPU, which most of us will never use.

    And the first graph was only better because of higher turboboost frequencies.

    I'll wait for some real reviews, but I'm guessing performance per clock won't be all that much higher than SB, if higher at all. But the chips will likely clock higher on air, which will be nice...
     
    Crunching for Team TPU 50 Million points folded for TPU
  13. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    9,939 (3.86/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,531
    Location:
    Quantum well (UK)
    I agree about waiting for independent reviews before judging it and deciding on your purchase. However, if you look at that Anand articke that radrok pointed to, you can see that Intel have indeed worked the core to make it more efficient, so I'd expect at least some improvement in IPC performance. I'll bet it overclocks like a banshee. ;)
     
  14. radrok

    radrok

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2011
    Messages:
    2,990 (2.58/day)
    Thanks Received:
    803
    Location:
    Italy
    Still I can't see a reason to wait if you need/want to upgrade unless you need a stronger IGP :confused:
     
  15. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    9,939 (3.86/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,531
    Location:
    Quantum well (UK)
    It depends on someone's personal requirements, really. If their system is mostly up to scratch and is only showing its age in a couple of areas, it may make sense to wait for the better processor. However, in my case, I'm running an E8500 (see specs) and got the 2700K (still need a mobo and RAM, lol) for top gaming performance, but I'm fine with the 2700K for now. Heck, there's nothing to stop me selling it and getting IB if I really want it. ;)

    Oh, my processor came in a dinky little blue box. Almost don't wanna open it. :)
     
  16. ayban New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2011
    Messages:
    5 (0.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1
    They should probably compare HD3000 with that HD4000, or maybe there's no actual difference.

    you almost fooled me Intel
     
  17. jagjitnatt New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2006
    Messages:
    127 (0.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    31
    The upgrade just won't be worth it. The only domain where IB would be faster would be graphics intensive apps, for which all of us would be using a dedicated card.

    In General CPU applications, the performance difference would be close to 10%, which can easily be reached with a mild overclock. I'd rather spend that 200 grand on a newer Graphcs card, or an SSD, now that would be something.
     
  18. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    9,939 (3.86/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,531
    Location:
    Quantum well (UK)
    No, it really is considerably better than HD3000 graphics, if you're interested in an IGP. It also supports DX11, which HD3000 does not.

    You might find the following TPU news article interesting: Super-High 4096 x 4096 Display From An IGP? The Upcoming Ivy Bridge Can Do It

    Welcome to TPU. :toast:
     
    ayban says thanks.
  19. Rowsol

    Rowsol

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Messages:
    615 (0.45/day)
    Thanks Received:
    96
    Location:
    Pocomoke, MD
    So it's 15% faster. The improved graphics is pointless to most that are shelling out the dough for these.
     
  20. radrok

    radrok

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2011
    Messages:
    2,990 (2.58/day)
    Thanks Received:
    803
    Location:
    Italy
    We are in a diametrical situation :laugh:, I have my LGA2011 mobo and RAM but here in Italy i7 39xx processors are still on *not in stock* :banghead:

    I still think that if someone skips Sandy Bridge because they have a good but a tad old CPU should be better off skipping Ivy Bridge too as it isn't much more faster than SB, I know that the upgrade itch could be a major reason behind purchasing Ivy since skipping more than 1 tick tock cadence is hard to :D
     
  21. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    9,939 (3.86/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,531
    Location:
    Quantum well (UK)
    Mobo but no CPU? I'll bet that's a headbanger! :shadedshu Any idea when you'll be able to get your paws on them?

    And yeah, I've got upgrade itch all right. I can't wait to build my 2700K system and really start pushing those frames with the GTX 580. :rockout:
     
  22. BrooksyX

    BrooksyX

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2008
    Messages:
    3,947 (1.55/day)
    Thanks Received:
    569
    If the prices arnt to high and my motherboard supports it I am deffinitely going to be picking up an ivybridge k chip and a 7xxx in the spring/summer. :p
     
  23. EarthDog

    EarthDog

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2009
    Messages:
    3,922 (2.15/day)
    Thanks Received:
    981
    This is from Intel...let me grab my salt block...
     
  24. radrok

    radrok

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2011
    Messages:
    2,990 (2.58/day)
    Thanks Received:
    803
    Location:
    Italy
    As you already know games completely love Sandy Bridge IPC, can't wait for you to begin using the 2700K, really :toast:

    On my side the shop still hasn't an ETA for the CPU arrival so I still have to blindly wait for it, can't really wait to see with my eyes the time improvements when rendering on Maya.
     
    qubit says thanks.
  25. Spaceman Spiff

    Spaceman Spiff

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2007
    Messages:
    639 (0.22/day)
    Thanks Received:
    130
    Man you're telling me. I love my 9550 but if microcenter still has some bangin deals come xmas I may jump on a z68 and 2600k. I want m0ar giggahurtzz!
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page