Originally Posted by jrbroad77
Intel really should start throwing more transistors at those quad cores. I mean sure 50W quad is nice but that'd probably be the highest real-world power consumption for a Haswell quad, without the graphics. Really wish they had some Nvidia designers to push up that TDP
Why? The performance would only go up so much with the law of diminishing returns, and Intel know the future is in the mobile sector.
Originally Posted by IronWill1991
I think you should skip Ivy. You already have i5 2500K and Ivy will only be 10-20% faster. You're good for another year unless you want to have the latest technology. I'm getting Ivy though, I can not wait another year.
10-20%? Seriously? Try 5-10% for IPC and the same or a lower OC according to current leaks.
Originally Posted by metroid112
And here is me sticking around with a C2D while all the computer power of CPU's goes to the sky. If sometimes I upgrade (near Haswell launch or after). My upgrade will surely be the greatest increment in performance for any OCN member here. Going from a C2D and a 8800gt with 2 gb ram to a Broadwell, 700-800 series nvidia card and prob 12-16gb of ram must be like a 2000% increment
Nah, I went from a Cyrix PR150Mhz CPU, a 4MB 2D only Tseng Labs ISA graphics card, 192MB SDRAM and 20GB Quantum Fireball HDD (And ISA Soundblaster) to a 2Ghz Athlon XP, 1GB DDR1-RAM, GeForce 6800GS and Seagate 7200.7 hard drive. That was an upgrade and a half..Then I went to a Core 2 Duo from that.
Originally Posted by SkillzKillz
Considering Haswell is still a heavily tweaked SB architecture, I'll surely come on board for Ivy Bridge.
You do realise that when it comes down to it, SB, Haswell, Nehalems and Conroe/Wolfdale are all heavily tweaked Pentium Pros? SB is a tweaked Nehalem, which was a tweaked Conroe, which was a tweaked Yonah, which was a tweaked Dothan..you get the picture. Missing a chip because it's tweaked from the past generation as opposed to an entirely new chip is pretty dumb, you'd have to go BD. (And not PD)
The much later release date is a perfectly good reason though.
Originally Posted by _GTech
Does it matter? NO! I'd be happy with a pure quad core all day, definitely, it's not like you are going to push 8 cores with MS Office, come on!
Does it matter for you? No. Does it matter for me? Yes. If I want a great video encoding chip, I have to either shell out for a 3930k or go for an FX-8150...2600k comes close to the 8150 but it still gets left in the dust. That's how much hardware pipelines matter for encoding.