Originally Posted by aeassa
You obviously have zero idea how hard it ts to get 5-10% out of a processor architecture on the same process node.
Past Sandy you had at least 10% increase. Lynnfield to sandy was about 20% if not more.
Now we see barely 5% performance increase. They focus much more into reducing the TDP and increasing the efficiency than increasing the performance.
Plus, Haswell is a new architecture but we still got the performance increase of a refresh.
Back in the day, intel were predicting much more with their upcoming CPUs and Haswell seemed to be the big change. But we got nothing, just another ivy-bridge.
I will keep my sandy 2600k, best upgrade I've ever done for a mere 100$ for a new CPU (yes).
My next cpu might be in 1,2 or 3 years or with the Haswell-E platform for a 6-8 cores beast. I will likely see the improvement over another 4 cores CPU for my VMs.Edited by Just a nickname - 6/7/13 at 12:22pm