Originally Posted by cayennemist
"It won't OC as well as SB"
"its a flop like Faildozer"
"Its not worth it to upgrade"
Nom nom nom *eating my words*
I am 50/50 on what I said earlier. IPC has improved well beyond 7% it seems, clock for clock. Since the 2600K can't match that performance even at the same clocks. I remember the 2600K still being considerably behind the 3960K in benches...
However... the biggest downside to this ordeal happens to be with the temperatures... Topping at 90*C @ 4.9GHz is just too much of a downside for most overclockers on OCN. Why buy the new CPU if you're going to get the same performance with this chip @ 4.5GHz back when your old chip ran cooler @ 5GHz?
I mean, think about it. The 2600K was said to top out at around 70-75*C @ 5GHz with a substantial number of volts backing that. (70*C is unsafe for most desktop CPUs anyhow, for 24/7 runs at least.) This tops at 90*C @ the same clock speed... with lower volts... >.>
I would still get one of these though. Coming from an AMD fanboy: THIS IS NOT A BULLDOZER!!! Intel still made improvements, that were clearly visible, and will be tweaked in future updates.