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I take all of the benchmarks with a grain of salt. I will just wait for the official release date benchmarks. So far all of the so called benchmarks vary from one another and seem fake. I presume the websites that publish it simply get publicity.
Sure. Of course. They get hits and probably tons of it. Which is exactly what Intel need to get the word out to PC enthusiasts like yourself. Thankfully, otherwise you had to wait for the official release date for reviews to show up.
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That's why I went from i7 920 to FX 8350, it is just a ton of fun to play with and I'm still tweaking it to this day and eeking out higher clocks, and I bought it at launch. Most things were a side grade but the most important thing to me (rendering) is awesome.

You have to imagine where Haswell is going to sit. LGA1150 isn't going to get a CPU worth upgrading over,, ever. Broadwell is rumored to be BGA, but even if there is an LGA version it's going to be a small upgrade like from SB to IB, not worth an actual upgrade if you own the older one thanks to tick tock.

Intel at least keeps LGA2011 around and it's a good platform, but now we're in an awkward situation where your choices are sidegrade SB to SB-E, downgrade IB to SB-E, or make a smaller jump from something older to SB-E. It sucks but the newest is far from the best on Intel and given how Intel is treating mainstream socket, it's probably best to avoid it for now and stick to LGA2011.

I'm not excited about the overclocking. Intel took a lot of tweaking things away from enthusiasts (bclk, etc). I remember a day of when you could get an EE with unlocked multiplier and bus overclocking. Now Intel kind of brings back bus overclocking (but only 3 settings) and people get excited. It's like Intel is just taking things away from people and then slowly giving them back and calling them new features. The whole "omg Haswell can hit Sandy Bridge clocks now when Ivy couldn't! ITS AN UPGRADE!" thing is more of "here's some stuff we took away artificially for no reason and we're giving back to you, be excited we added new features!"

Where have I seen this before and where has it worked? Apple.

I don't care how high of clocks it hits, if all you have is a few straps and multiplier it's a set it and forget it thing for the most part, just slightly changed. There is no tweaking the bus a little and messing with all the other multipliers, it's just set CPU and move on.

Why the side grade tho? You could have stayed 1366 and grabbed a 970 and been faster then a 4770k
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This is why I have not upgraded my 980x. Looks like I'll be getting 780's.
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This is why I have not upgraded my 980x. Looks like I'll be getting 780's.
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Why can't it come out now! I want to get the i7 4770K and the GTX 770. Since the rumors are that the 680 is going to the 770. thumb.gif
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The only thing that makes me sad, is the fact that I thought by now I could be able to upgrade to a 6/8 core CPU for a decent price 300-450$. Now it got to the point that I'm just going to go with this just to fill up that need to buy something new, my x58 rig feels ancient yet I know it still has enough power for games. Its a total bummer.

You and me are in the same boat man. I will however upgrade as I'm getting bored and I really love the 350d case. It'll be sad to see 1366 go frown.gif best platform to date.
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