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DeSade
30-05-2012, 07:20 PM
Best one I can find so far is this.

INTEL CORE I7 3770K IVY BRIDGE 3.50GHZ 8MB 95W LGA1155

Compared to the best Sandy Bridge this seems a little low specced.

Can I get a better Ivy somewhere?

dugimodo
30-05-2012, 07:35 PM
Nope that's it, and it's really no better than the 2700K because it doesn't overclock as well. At stock speeds ivy has a small advantage but that's all.
Maybe there are faster models on the way.

DeSade
30-05-2012, 07:38 PM
I don't care about overclocking, never done it and probably never will
I don't want to get a Sandy as that is now old tech and the Ivy has surpassed it in every way except availability of higher end chips.

How frustrating.....

dugimodo
30-05-2012, 07:45 PM
In that case don't buy the "K" version because it just adds overclocking support to the normal 3770.

I have a 2500K in my games machine and a 3570K in my other machine, there is no noticeable difference in practice.

inphinity
30-05-2012, 09:03 PM
The 3930 and 3960 are now available overseas, so they won't be far away. The 3960 is ridiculously expensive, though.

stratex5
30-05-2012, 09:30 PM
Heres whats on ebay. The price is around $960 + tax to come to nz. So it'll cost about $1200ish(i think:)) ( http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html/?_nkw=intel%203960&redirect=mobile)

icow
30-05-2012, 09:34 PM
3930K goes is basically toe to toe with the 3960X. Isn't the 3960X sandy bridge anyway?

inphinity
30-05-2012, 09:43 PM
3930K goes is basically toe to toe with the 3960X. Isn't the 3960X sandy bridge anyway?

I think they're both, technically, Sandy Bridge (well, Sandy Bridge E), to be fair, but they are about the best performing desktop CPUs around atm.

DeSade
30-05-2012, 09:44 PM
There are some significant technical enhancements in Ivy Bridge that are not in Sandy Bridge.

icow
30-05-2012, 09:47 PM
I think they're both, technically, Sandy Bridge (well, Sandy Bridge E), to be fair, but they are about the best performing desktop CPUs around atm.

Yeah that's what I wasn't sure on. Both the 3960K and 3930K use the 2011 Sandy-E socket so I wasn't sure at all. Apparently Intel has already got the 2012 socket sorted for early next year. Ivy-E? I assume.