Originally Posted by RiverOfIce
Honestly? More raw power and better battery life. I really don't understand where the problem is. Intel has always made it clear that Haswell was built for mobile platform. From the start. At no point did they ever say it was going to be any thing useful for desktop.
I swear, some times people like to complain. Kind of like wanting to buy a Ford Focus, then complain that you can not get 300 mph while getting 40 mpg and towing 30,000 lbs.
"But you can't overclock" argument is getting old. Let me help you out with something. Overclocking on a tablet or laptop is about as pointless as placing nitro on a scooter. Yes this is an overclocking site. Yes, it is a major part of your computer use. But if that was true, then haswell should have never been on your radar to begin with.
C2Q to Nehalem was a significant upgrade. Happy customers.
Nehalem to Sandy was excellent all around, much low power consumption, higher IPC and more clock speed head room. Again, happy customers.
Then sandy to ivy was mediocre. The IPC gain was partially offset by the lower overclocks because of the stupid tim + glue used.
Now we have Ivy to Haswell and it's the same mediocre snail's pace of improvements.
Basically, from January 2011 (release of sandy) to this day Intel has parked the bus. People are angry/disappointed and they should be. Haswell is on our radar because what the hell else are we going to buy? Piledriver? Please.