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Estimate on price drop on current cpus when ivy bridge release?

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Very little if anything.

Ivy Bridge CPU's will likely just be more expensive.

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They are reportedly to hit retail channels at the end of this month. As for benefits over a 2700k, the main performance increase with IB is the GPU, there are of course enhancements and refinements that make IB slightly faster clock for clock, but there is very little in it. The only other benefit to IB is slightly lower power draw/greater efficiency.

If I owned a 2500k/2600k/2700k I wouldn't be looking to upgrade to IB, I'd hold out until Haswell.
 
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It's possibly SB will drop in price, but unlikely.
Even if it does, not by much, however there will be a ton of second hand SB floating around, at a reduced price if that interests you.
 
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The Q6600 CPUs held their price for ages after they were superseded. Thus, I expect SB CPUs will not drop too much in price. I'm upgrading to IB from a Q6600 and wondering if I'll get anything for my CPU+mobo+RAM bundle on e-bay.
 
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Yes,i think so too
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I don't think they'll drop much if at all as from initial reports if you want to OC on anything less than chilled water SB > IB.
 
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They are reportedly to hit retail channels at the end of this month. As for benefits over a 2700k, the main performance increase with IB is the GPU, there are of course enhancements and refinements that make IB slightly faster clock for clock, but there is very little in it. The only other benefit to IB is slightly lower power draw/greater efficiency.

..with higher CPU temps may I add

The most important feature is full PCI-E 3 support.

Define important? Don't even high end GFX struggle to even maximise 2.0 let alone 3.0?
 
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Does IB and Z77 bring 16x/16x PCIe slots to the table? Or are you still limited to 16x/8x? That would be a bigger improvement than PCIe 3.0 IMO.

..with higher CPU temps may I add

Are they that much higher though? I was under the impression that the process shrink and voltage drop would lead to lower temps?
 
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Does IB and Z77 bring 16x/16x PCIe slots to the table? Or are you still limited to 16x/8x? That would be a bigger improvement than PCIe 3.0 IMO.



Are they that much higher though? I was under the impression that the process shrink and voltage drop would lead to lower temps?

Just going by the initial testing this guy is doing...

http://www.overclock.net/t/1242313/more-ivy-bridge-benchmarks-sandybridge-comparison/110

Of course over the weeks a BIOS update may change that but as I understand it IB uses a thinner piece of silicon than SB which would provide lower volts but also be susceptible to higher temps.
 
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AMD really need to pull their finger out of their arse otherwise there's really no point in Intel dropping prices since they pretty much run the processor market.
 
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