Originally Posted by lordikon
Except for being faster and consuming less power. But other than those things, that everyone pretty much buys new CPUs for, it's not an upgrade.
I know right.. what's happening to OCN? People here use to read the facts and research better but we've gotten too large.. I use to assume people here knew that 4.8GHz on one processor is not the same as 4.8GHz on another processor. People still expecting a 22nm processor to handle the same voltage as their sandy bridge...
Ivy is not a fail, but it's only about a 10-15% upgrade from sandy. No one should of expected more from a "tick" cycle. We have a member here that has one at 4.8GHz stable on about 1.22v, and in benchmarks that's on par to a 5.2GHz sandy. How many people are getting 5.2GHz on sandy? Less than 1%?
Ivy is a great "tick" processor. Since sandy was a "tock" processor, people on sandy should of expected to wait for the next "tock" processor to upgrade but instead they are all over these threads claiming ivy is fail.