Ivy Bridge Liftoff!!!

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  1. Thors.Hammer

    Thors.Hammer Notebook Enthusiast

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    Waiting on releases from OEMs now. :D
     
  2. Kaso

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    People should pay Intel for this kind of annual entertainments. :D

    What's next? 4D, 18nm, HD 5000? Oh, and don't forget CPU whine.
     
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    A 4D chip would be a reconfigurable 3d design :D
     
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    Oh man, I just bought (1 months ago) my T520 i7-2860QM, 9-cell, 8Gb (will upgrade to 16Gb soon), Optimus NVS 4200m 1Gb, 240Gb SSD + 500Gb HDD in Ultrabay. Paid around $1500.
    Now I'm very frustrated, if IvyBridge is going to be much better for the same price. Damn!
    However, at anandtech they tested new IB chips and they are just 9-20% faster - I can live with that (anyway my cpu is quite capable for several years). It's power consumption that worries me a lot - apparently in IB chips up to 50% less. However, besides cpu, there are a lot of other components in the system, like screen, SSD/HDD e.t.c. So overall power consumption of the system should be around 15% less compared to SandyBridge laptops - am I right?
    What do you guys think?
     
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    That power consumption figure is only for low voltage parts.
     
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    Your T520 is a solid build plus you have the option of an egpu if you wish- your system should tide you over past Haswell into Rockwell.
     
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    So basically SandyBridge dudes should not worry too much about IvyBridge. We can all wait until Broadwell comes to throne. :)
     
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    Your 2860QM is going to last a long time, so there's nothing to worry about.

    On the other hand, I'm running on 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo. Going from that to a 3720M is :eek:
     
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    I'll be going from a 1.8 Ghz Core 2 Duo with 1 GB RAM to a 3720M with 8 GB RAM and a SSD. Looking forward to it.
     
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