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The harsh reality remains that in essence Haswell is sitting pretty close to Ivy Bridge processor performance wise, and that Ivy brideg series really is a tweaked Sandy Bridge (Core i7 2600/2700K) processor; apply it to a smaller fabrication node (22nm), increase the Turbo a little, increase the graphics performance a little and bam that's a Core i7 4770K processor. Performance wise, clock for clock Haswell will be faster though and yes, it does show some very nice overclockability.
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This overclock will be integrated into the test sessions, we had a hard time getting over 4600 MHz stable with the reference motherboard and air cooling. We settled at 4600 MHz and even then it throttled done every now and then. Results with motherboards from Gigabyte, ASUS and MSI show similar clock-frequencies, yet more stable (as our pending articles will show you).
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Let me just say it. Core i7 4770K is the fastest quad-core processor on the globe, however it is going to disappoint the real enthusiast PC afficionados that where looking for actual RAW processor performance increasements, they have no reason to upgrade. These guys are looking for RAW unadulterated processor performance. And alongside a semi-failed Windows 8 release, this is probably going to hurt the PC market in sales for this year. I honestly feel that Haswell needed to be around 20% faster to make enough of a difference, but instead you receive a processor that is 'just as fast' with the same thermal restrictions.

The only reason to upgrade would be the new Z87 motherboards, the motherboard manufacturers have done a tremendous job to make really cool gear. We'll show you a wide selection of these motherboards in seperate reviews in the weeks to come and I can already show you in two Z87 motherboard reviews today that the baseline performance on these boards on average show a 5% faster Haswell processor, just by using a non-reference yet 3rd party motherboard. Now back to the conclusion; if I take Haswell away from the PC enthusiast mindset then there are really great improvements alright. The new instruction sets will help out greatly with software that will be optimized for it, especially AVX2 will be favored by many people that transcode movies. And of course the IGP is a good chunk faster and energy efficiency overall has definitely been improved. That makes Haswell an SoC that is going to rise and rule in mobile solutions and tablets. And sure, that is the focus for Intel, of course. But if you have a Core i7 2600K or 3770K, honestly we see no real reason for you to upgrade at all unless you like the coolness that the motherboard partners are offering with all the Z87 motherboard sweetness they will be offering (and there's some really interesting stuff being released alright). If you come all the way from Nehalem, now might be a good time for an upgrade though as combined with the new motherboards, the PC infrastructure overall is gonna be sweet, really sweet.

Edited by Nonehxc - 6/1/13 at 7:06am
    
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Nice!

Corsair Vengeance new ram on last page lol
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Exactly as I suspected. I'm still buying it tho
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Excepting some niche cases, anyone on sandy or better would be wasting resources to upgrade.

Looks like I'll be waiting for broadwell/skylake and SR to look into upgrading.
 
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much ado about nothing upgrade from SB < IB...
hoping Intel can hit the 'broadside' of a barn from 5 feet away with Broadwell, then we can talk mobo's..
Edited by malmental - 6/1/13 at 7:40am
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