As we approach the release of Ivy Bridge, I will be looking to answer one big question – is it “worth” upgrading from Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge. That answer is probably going to be murky, but we will at least be able to make some assessment of performance numbers.
This article points a small test done to compare same-level Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge CPU performance. This is by no means a comprehensive test – and doesn’t tell us exactly how IB will perform in gaming. The performance increase in this one on one testing however verifies Intel’s original claims – so we could be in for a treat come April 8…
Ivy Bridge vs. Sandy Bridge at the same clock speed
The days leading up to the launch of Intel’s next-gen Ivy Bridge processors where we start to see leaked benchmark results here and there are yet to come, but a small piece of info on the expected performance of Ivy Bridge versus the current crop of Sandy Bridge chips has already popped online.