Originally Posted by sdlvx
since you're so fond of my short replies, I'll start with this:>Average enthusiast
Anyways, since you obviously didn't understand my post and took it as me saying that instructions in general don't matter. I'm just going to point out that I never said such a thing and that I was only referring to the sorts of rare-ish new instructions that Artikbot was talking about. You know, the kind that aren't used in the huge majority of applications that your average enthusiast would use. New instructions that might be a big thing in the future but aren't going to affect the 99% of people using these chips in the next few years.
What is the average OCNer going to do? Run applications where AVX is a huge thing or game and put up some benching scores? I'd say it's the latter.
And I'm not going to even address the windows vs. gentoo blender results or the rant about my buying habits... Suffice to say that I buy hardware because it's my hobby. I also bench which is why AMD CPUs are utterly useless for me. I'll most likely end up buying steamroller just like I bought a 4770K/Z87X-OC setup. However I'll also be rolling with my high end stuff in my sig.