Originally Posted by james_ant
Probably won't stack up to Ivy, but for sure might be able to surpass SB. As long as they can do that I can see these being a viable CPU for your every day builder who wants an affordable gaming rig with a decent amount of power. And lets be honest, no one really needs anything more than a 2600k. Even that is overkill depending on who you talk to. Software still has a long way to come to catch up to the kind of hardware we have available now.
Even SB "stacks" up to ivy. So if it can surpass SB but not surpass IB, you're pretty much talking the 8120...5% give or take performance wise. Afterall, Ivy is in general 8-10% faster than SB. Not to mention the cpu will probably take 95w. My 2500k says its 95w, but i've never seen it go above 70w on stock. Even at 4ghz, it rarely exceeds 80w. Factor that in, and that new cpu still costs a lot more than intel's counterpart for little to no gain. The only reason AMD is still around is because Intel has to set their cpu's price to be "fair" in terms of marketing. If they had the 2500k/3570k at 180$ launch day and the 2600k/3770k at 230$, which is entirely possible, they'd be done forever.