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Ivy Bridge Compatibility

Postby laterna » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:59 pm

http://www.fudzilla.com/processors/item ... 67-and-p67

Ivy Bridge is compatible with the P67 platform. This is beyond amazing news :) Although you'll propably lose out on the 3-way RAM configuration, it means if someone with a 2600k doing video rendering feels the need to increase his processing horsepower, he can drop the 22nm series processors in his old motheboard and still work... good stuff good stuff

edit: as always, grain of salt should be applied to this news.

edit2: don't bother with the comments on the article... people are whining about intel being stupid and only caring about Ivy Bridge and not updating 1366 platform. Internet for the lols
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Re: Ivy Bridge Compatibility

Postby gibborim » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:40 pm

Thoughts on likelihood of Z68 also being compatible?
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Re: Ivy Bridge Compatibility

Postby laterna » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:48 am

Errr, isn't Z68 the actual Ivy Bridge motheboard?

P67/H67 being the Sandy Bridge, X58 the LGA1366 socket, and Z68 the Ivy Bridge?
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Re: Ivy Bridge Compatibility

Postby gibborim » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:37 am

It looks like the Z68 is being release next quarter and unless every newspost I've read on it is wrong, Z68 is being released as a SB mobo.
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Re: Ivy Bridge Compatibility

Postby laterna » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:00 am

Indeed it is, my bad, I thought they had meant Z68 to keep the same theme of the X58 platform
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Re: Ivy Bridge Compatibility

Postby Panzerdin » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:43 am

If you were doing truly serious rendering, wouldn't you be using the 980x anyway?
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Re: Ivy Bridge Compatibility

Postby gibborim » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:13 pm

Panzerdin wrote:If you were doing truly serious rendering, wouldn't you be using the 980x anyway?


Sure, if it is your job or serious hobby or whatever, then you should probably be spending money on something better than an upper-midrange gaming computer. I could build most of a 2600k system for just cost difference between a 980x and 2600k.

What I care about, and what I assume most gamers would care about, is that this leaves us an upgrade path that does not involve replacing the mobo along with the processor. Some of us have been a bit worried about how much socket hopping Intel has been doing.
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Re: Ivy Bridge Compatibility

Postby laterna » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:46 pm

Panzerdin wrote:If you were doing truly serious rendering, wouldn't you be using the 980x anyway?



Not necessarily.
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Re: Ivy Bridge Compatibility

Postby Aergis » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:40 pm

gibborim wrote:If you were doing truly serious rendering, wouldn't you be using the 980x anyway?


Actually not at all.

If you're doing "serious" cpu rendering you don't rely on one machine, but rather a small farm where each CPU renders parts of the final image that get recompiled.

Then you need to look at performance to value, since 4 2600k cost about as much as 1 980x but WAY outperform the single CPU. But then you also have to figure the other components needed, power requirements, etc. overall though you're still doing better with multiple cheaper cpus than the top of the line enthusiast cpu.

That's where there sandy bridge chips are really nice. they are 90% of the 980 at like 25% of the cost (numbers out of my ass, but it's extremely disproportionate for cost to value ). Plus they OC like a charm, I'm running this 3.4ghz 2600k at 4.9ghz extremely stable for the last 2 months, and doing considerable rendering stuff with it too.
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Re: Ivy Bridge Compatibility

Postby tlitp » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:50 pm

Aergis wrote:sandy bridge chips (...) OC like a charm, I'm running this 3.4ghz 2600k at 4.9ghz extremely stable for the last 2 months, and doing considerable rendering stuff with it too.

SB seems to be quite sensitive to the applied voltage (and implicitly the temperatures); for daily use it's recommended a maximum of 1.4-1.45 VCore (with enthusiast* air cooling or good** water cooling; if not properly cooled, keep VCore below 1.35). At 1.5-1.55 you have to know what you're doing, and at 1.6+ (daily usage) you risk frying them in less than three months.

* Noctua NH-D14, Thermalright Venomous X/Archon, Prolimatech Super Mega (a few examples)
** the cheap Corsair units (H50/60/70) do not qualify
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Re: Ivy Bridge Compatibility

Postby gibborim » Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:29 pm

Aergis wrote:
gibborim wrote:If you were doing truly serious rendering, wouldn't you be using the 980x anyway?

Why am I being quoted as saying that >.<
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Re: Ivy Bridge Compatibility

Postby Aergis » Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:01 pm

Panzerdin wrote:
Aergis wrote:
gibborim wrote:If you were doing truly serious rendering, wouldn't you be using the 980x anyway?

Why am I being quoted as saying that >.<


Good question. I quoted your quote but didn't want double quotes so I deleted the internal quote.
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Re: Ivy Bridge Compatibility

Postby Aergis » Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:02 pm

tlitp wrote:SB seems to be quite sensitive to the applied voltage (and implicitly the temperatures); for daily use it's recommended a maximum of 1.4-1.45 VCore (with enthusiast* air cooling or good** water cooling; if not properly cooled, keep VCore below 1.35). At 1.5-1.55 you have to know what you're doing, and at 1.6+ (daily usage) you risk frying them in less than three months.

* Noctua NH-D14, Thermalright Venomous X/Archon, Prolimatech Super Mega (a few examples)
** the cheap Corsair units (H50/60/70) do not qualify


Yeah, I'm at 1.35 and holding pretty easily at 4.9 with a crappy h70.
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