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what is ivy bridge and sandy bridge and haswell?

kratosbellic

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I am goind to buy i5 3570k lga1155 with some z77 mobo, so I wanted to know what is this ivy bridge that my i5 will have and which is a successor of sandy bridge

another thing is that, if I buy z68 mobo, will it not work with my processor
lastly, what is haswell that everyone is talking about and which will replace ivy bridge

will I be able to upgrade my processor in future(maybe 2 years later) or will have to buy a new mobo bcoz z77 supports only lga1155 or ivy bridge
please explain in simple language
 

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Ivy bridge, Sandy Bridge, and Haswell are code names for a series of cpus. The current generation of Intel cpus is ivy bridge; sandy bridge is the previous generation; haswell will be the next generation. Ivy bridge will be the last cpu on the LGA 1155 socket so no, you will not be able to upgrade your cpu in a couple years if you want to keep the same motherboard. A Z68 mobo will work with an ivy bridge cpu, but it might need a bios update first, which would require a sandy bridge cpu.

Now, I think I answered all of our questions. If you give us a store/budget we can pick a good motherboard, RAM, HSF, etc to give with your 3570k.
 

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Sandy bridge, Ivy bridge and Haswell are architectures, it's basicly just how the CPU's are designed, this doesn't mean much to the average Joe, however the Ivy bridge runs a little bit more efficently than sandy bridge, due to it being the newer generation, however it runs a little hotter. Haswell is the newest architecture that Intel is working on, it will be released in a month or so.


Hope this helps.
 

kratosbellic

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so I will have to buy a new mobo, in future to upgrade my processor

 

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Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, and Haswell are processor architecture names that Intel uses. Sandy Bridge is a 32nm architecture that was first introduced for the LGA 1155 socket. Ivy Bridge is Sandy Bridge's successor, and is a die shrink of the Sandy Bridge architecture with a newer integrated graphics component. Haswell is the upcoming replacement for Ivy Bridge. It is still based on the 22nm process but has a newer architecture and integrated graphics. It uses a new LGA 1150 socket.

Ivy Bridge processors are designed around the 7-series chipsets, while Sandy Bridge uses the 6-series. Having said that, it is possible to use an Ivy Bridge CPU in a 6-series motherboard such as the z68 after a bios flash. If you aren't very confident in your technical skills I would not recommend it. The z77 chipset is more advanced, allowing for PCI-e 3.0 based graphics cards, unlike z68 which still uses PCI-e 2.0. It also supports some newer technologies not available in z68 motherboards.

 

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intel is about to launch their 4th generation of cpu's so it will be fine to wait their new processors came out & rush the prices of third & second generation of cpu's )
 

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Yes, you will. Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge both use LGA 1155. Haswell will be using LGA 1150, so in order to upgrade you will have to buy a new motherboard.
 

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Sandy Bridge (2nd gen) and Ivy Bridge (3rd gen) are both socket 1155 CPUs. Assuming the same clockspeed, Ivy Bridge offers on average 6% more performance than Sandy Bridge. It also consumes a little less power, but does not overclock as well due to less efficient transfer of heat compared to Sandy Bridge. There are a lot of other minor improvements as well, but not really relevant from a gaming perspective. Lastly, the biggest improvement is in the integrated graphics core. The Intel HD 4000 is on average 35% more powerful than the Intel HD 3000. However, it is still weak since it is only almost as powerful as a Radeon HD 5550 graphics card.

Haswell is going to be socket 1150 and it will not be compatible with socket 1155. Preliminary benchmark suggests an average of almost 10% increase in performance over Ivy Bridge at the same clock speed. The upcoming Intel HD 4600 is estimated to be about 20% more powerful than the Intel HD 4000. Power consumption will be further reduced. Broadwell is Haswell's successor and it will be released next year... to early to speculate.

Skylake / Skymont will be released in 2015 / 2016 and will introduce a new socket.
 

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