Ivy VS Sandy?

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by Feddy, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Feddy

    Feddy New Member

    Is it worth to upgrade to IVY? Are there any performance boosts? Honestly i havent anything good about it so far.
  2. Ankur

    Ankur Active Member

    There isn't much drastic changes, but there is almost 10% more performance, less power consumption, better GPU and most important it is new and same price as of Sandy Bridge, so Ivy is better.

    Forgot, IVB also can overclock better and has 63x multiplier.

    If you are looking to upgrade from sandy to ivy then cancel the plan, as there aren't much drastic changes, but Ivy bridge has the edge.
    But if you are buying new then get Ivy.
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2012
  3. 2048Megabytes

    2048Megabytes Active Member

    If you have a Sandy Bridge system with a Quad-Core processor I would not upgrade. Sandy Bridge Quad-Core architecture can handle about anything an end User wants to do with their system.
  4. Machin3

    Machin3 New Member

    Ivy will just future proof you even more.
  5. 2048Megabytes

    2048Megabytes Active Member

    With computers there is no such thing as future proof. :)
  6. Machin3

    Machin3 New Member

    That's true but you could buy an Ivy bridge and not have to buy another cpu for a while. Heck, you would probably be fine with a Sandy Bridge cause those things are like indestructible and you might as well upgrade to have the current chip and stay with it for a couple of years.
  7. claptonman

    claptonman New Member

    Prices can only go down, and since the sandy bridges are more than enough for a lot of people, upgrading now seems pointless. But it wouldn't hurt.
  8. jonnyp11

    jonnyp11 New Member

    Ivy is actually cheaper than sandy according to anandtech, they are faster, and they do use less power and have a more powerful igpu, but, the first batches of ivy, or at least the one they recieved for testing, was slightly worse at overclocking but was strong at undervolting, but they said all processors get better after time once the 22nm technology is refined and improved.
  9. FuryRosewood

    FuryRosewood Active Member


    Lookin like if you were expecting super performance vs sandybridge, better wait till next time

    only real benefit to people using discrete graphics is PCI-e 3.0, and thats questionable if thats necessary at the given time, id say no myself, id just get sandy bridge till prices of ivy fall further, but thats my 0.02
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2012
  10. Mr.Moose

    Mr.Moose New Member

    Anyone know how much larger the overclocking potential of the Ivy's will be over SB?
  11. NyxCharon

    NyxCharon New Member

  12. Mishkin

    Mishkin New Member

    This concept for this situation is more or less pointless. Considering how close in performance Sandy and Ivy are now, and even more importantly the state of games and most programs in general (aka complete CPU overkill), when Sandy starts getting long in the tooth, Ivy will be right there with it.

    It all comes down to prices. If you already have a quad Sandy, I see no reason to get an Ivy for performance reasons. However, if you have neither Ivy is probably the better option for most people considering the current prices. Still, processors like the 2500K still fit a great niche when factoring in price and overclocking ability.

    I guess my point is, that there is no way in hell I would go Ivy if I already had a quad Sandy. Hell, I wouldn't do it due to the minimal time and effort needed to physically switch them alone, let alone spending more money to essentially achieve no realistic gain. "Ivy will just future proof you even more." For how much longer? Two weeks? Considering the current state of gaming and *most* other computing, they're the same damn thing. The prices are what differentiates them from one another.

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