Originally Posted by Masta Squidge
Still waiting for the smokin deal. We all know these chips won't be cheaper than the 3770k, let alone the 4770k, so please keep attempting to explain where this thing even makes a case for me, or anyone else, to open their wallets.
We really don't know much about the forthcoming chip at all to be honest.
If it were competitively priced , it would offer similar performance to haswell's for the vast majority of consumers who don't overclock( as misguided as those people are
There are plenty of rumors surrounding this chip, I have no idea as to the validity of any of them.
One of the more interesting ones I have read stated that the new chip would have a vid of 1.2 volts at 4.7 ghz . If that comes to fruition it should make for an outstanding overclocker. Based on my experience with my 2 , 8350's (and a little optimistic math,) 6+ ghz on water would theoretically be a good possibility.
The last time AMD had the top performing desktop cpu's it was Jim Keller that led them there, he's now been back at AMD for about 6 months , his genius is bound to start showing itself. It wouldn't surprise me if he finds a way to put AMD back on top. It has happened before. Ivy and Haswell haven't completely shut the door on that possibility.
The only way AMD would price them that highly is if they out perform intel's offerings - if that price is $900 - there will be great suffering in the kingdom of Haswell