Forget Intel Ivy Bridge, Haswell on the way

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Jayayess1190, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Jayayess1190

    Jayayess1190 Waiting on Intel Skylake

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    Ok, seems I didn't make one of these. I have threads on AMD Fusion, Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, Broadwell, but none on Haswell. Well, here it is!

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    Launches in March 2013 featuring:

    • 22nm Processors
    • 13W/17W for ULV Dual Core
    • 37W/47W/57W for standard voltage Dual and Quad Cores
    • New FMA Instructions
    • New cache design
    • Advanced Power Saving features
    • 3D Tri-Gate Transistors
    • Double the battery life of current processors
    • Launches June 2013
     
  2. hatcher

    hatcher Notebook Consultant

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    It's a never ending race, one reason i never understood the age old question "should i buy now or just wait 6 months?" if you're waiting around for the next best thing you'll be in a perpetual waiting game, something better, faster, smaller, lighter, quicker, cooler, quieter, etc. etc. is always just around the corner.
     
  3. HTWingNut

    HTWingNut Mostly Harmless...

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    Right. GPU's tend to update every 9 months, and CPU's every 12. Sometimes there's more significant improvements than others. It can't hurt to wait a month if something is on the fence, but if you're waiting 3, 4, 5 months, then you clearly don't need a new laptop anyhow. I usually buy a new laptop every 18-24 months. Right now I'm looking at about 18 months going from my current Sager to a Sandy Bridge Sager. I'm hoping to get three years out of this with a CPU and GPU upgrade in 18-24 months this time around, so maybe pick up the tick on the opposite side of Haswell.
     
  4. Karamazovmm

    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    For me the best proposition is always to get the tock, thats why I always plan my purchases around those.
     
  5. Pooster

    Pooster Notebook Consultant

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    That's the way I tend to think, but when I look at my purchases, they've all been ticks. lol
     
  6. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow Super Moderator

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    But I got my Gulftown 970 for 240 dollars! Oh how I hate you Intel, every 2 years I gotta buy whole new stuffs..
     
  7. talin

    talin Notebook Prophet

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    No you don't. They just make you think you do (Intel's marketing at work). Be happy with what you have, you have a nice system already. :)

    @Jay; atleast we finally got a thread about something you are actually waiting for. ;)
     
  8. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow Super Moderator

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    lol I'm just kidding man...yes my i7 rig only plays games...way overkill. No more builds at least til Haswell/Rockwell.

    How much better can Intel make their IGP...
     
  9. ctown.myth

    ctown.myth Notebook Consultant

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    Big question: IGP. I will be getting a Sandy Bridge version of the 3820TG, but if the IGP in Haswell is on par with a 5650 then I don't need a discrete card for my Haswell notebook.
     
  10. MidnightSun

    MidnightSun Emodicon Super Moderator

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    Oh, you say that now, but as media/games grow more demanding, that will likely change :p
     
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