Originally Posted by Papadope
His estimates are not wrong but they are not right either since steamroller will have many improvements compared to other updates so far.
I would love to duke out
our best educated guess's on what improvement we will see on Steamroller but this isnt the thread for it. Lets not derail it.
All I'm saying is that making statements such as this, are false as of right now.
In the mean time AMD is cranking out 20%+ improvements...
Is it possible that SR will be 20% over PD? Yes, but seeing is believing.
I'm planning a 2nd rig right now, and there's a 20% chance
of me getting an 8350, simply because of the SR upgrade path.
AMD is making big gains by fixing what's wrong with the initial Bulldozer architecture. Haswell is building upon a successful architecture, and also improving on its biggest weakness, the iGPU, while lowering power consumption.
Intel & AMD have very different priorities right now.
Originally Posted by Junkboy
Man this 2500k is really holding it's own much like the q6600 if not better.........
Intel better released that 8C i7 3980x/4980x 2011 chip otherwise Sandy to Haswell has been almost completely moot for desktop users.
If SR truly delivers, maybe we'll see 3930K's at a lower price point, and they're gonna have to release that 3980X for $1k. If AMD wants back in the CPU race, Intel is pretty much opening the doors for them right now.