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So I've been thinking about this for a while now and for me it makes perfect sense, but so far, hardly anyone has agreed with me.

Well, we all know that Intel's 'tick' represents a die shrink and 'tock' represents an architecture change. But this time, I think that the actual architecture change came in place as soon as Tri-gate transistors were made and released in Ivy Bridge CPU's. In other words, it was more than just a die shrink. And I also think that Haswell would rather be a tweaked version of Ivy Bridge, even though it does bring some new features a long for sure, but I wouldn't exactly call it an architectural change, but rather over exaggeration.

In other words, I look at architectural change with how it makes good enough sense to me and it's not always about following Intel's strategy.

What do you guys think?