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post #91 of 571
If you are coming from a first generation i7, then I think the 4th generation i7 would be a good upgrade ... UNLESS you are water cooling that chip, which means you should easily be able to OC to 4.2 or 4.4GHz.

If you are coming from a 2nd or 3rd generation i7 (or even i5), then I wouldn't even bother upgrading to Haswell.
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I wish they would have tested games without the silly on-board graphics and with a real video card to see if games got a boost just from the IPC.
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If these performance results are true I definitely won't switch from my 3770k to haswell. Takes far too much of effort to switch out the mobo for that kind of performance increase.biggrin.gif
     
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If these performance results are true I definitely won't switch from my 3770k to haswell. Takes far too much of effort to switch out the mobo for that kind of performance increase.

It is like upgrading from a 650W Gold PSU to a 660W Platinum PSU, surely it is an upgrade but not really worth the effort of installing/rewring & resell the old parts.

Only reason to upgrade for Sandy/Ivy Owner would be if Haswell OC as well or better than Sandy Bridge.
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Intel's focus is no longer on desktop CPU's, it's being shifted towards mobile. There will come a time when phones will be so powerful all you will need is a screen to plug your phone into and you have your PC. Comparing ARM and ATOM we're almost there, need another few years and ARM as well as ATOM CPU's will be powerful enough to act as PC for most people.

Enthusiasts, servers and many others will feel this is useless, of course, however we have always been the minority and overclockers are a minority within this minority.
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Let's just hope haswell overclocks better than ivy and doesn't run as hot.
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If they continue using TIM and it does not at least reach 4.7 with reasonable voltages, im sticking with my 2600K
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Intel's focus is no longer on desktop CPU's, it's being shifted towards mobile. There will come a time when phones will be so powerful all you will need is a screen to plug your phone into and you have your PC. Comparing ARM and ATOM we're almost there, need another few years and ARM as well as ATOM CPU's will be powerful enough to act as PC for most people.

Enthusiasts, servers and many others will feel this is useless, of course, however we have always been the minority and overclockers are a minority within this minority.

The problem is actually that after 1366 most of intel users moved to the mainstream platform instead of using the server/enthusiast/high end one.

The biggest issue is mostly that during the 1366/1156 days Phenom II chips were very good compared to what AMD chips are right now. More people on OCN were on AMD platforms, back then no one would have said that intel is focusing on mobile because they released 1156, lowered TDPs, added IGPs etc. No one would have said that because most of enthusiast intel users were on 1366 instead of 1156.

However now we're in a strange spot where most intel enthusiasts are on 1155, a mainstream socket where the priority has always been mainstream stuff such as TDP and IGP performance. The fact is that intel is still releasing expensive platforms and expensive chips with little to no regard for TDP or graphics. Just see X79, SB-E, and upcoming stuff such as IB-E and haswell-E where the rumored TDP has been brought up to 160W at stock settings. The problem of course is that these things are expensive, just like they were when 1366 came out.
 
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at least supports DDR3 biggrin.gif
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The BGA only packaging has me concerned for broadwell. LGA "may" return for skylake.

Skylake-E was my next planned upgrade so let's hope they keep LGA around.
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