Originally Posted by givmedew
There would be no major difference to renaming Core i3 to Core i5 besides that it would come stock with Turbo which for some people is a major difference for overclocking no difference. I am just saying that as in if that is what Intel would have to do be able to sell it like that. I don't care what they are labled... if it was a Pentium with HT that would be fine... I didn't think people would have a hard time with that comment... It doesn't look like Intel is going to unlock i3... so it would be nice if instead they offered a premium version of the i3 and added turbo and unlocked. Aside from the unlocking they already do this with the laptop CPUs... The difference between an i3 and i5 dual-core is that the i5 has Turbo.
To the comment about AMD
There is no argument to the fact that CLOCK for CLOCK haswell has anything AMD has beat. Meaning that a 4GHz 4670K would annihilate a 8350 at 4GHz if it only had 4 cores. That is for everything and since games don't even make use of 4 cores it holds true even if all 8 cores are enabled on the 8350.
If that clock for clock lead holds up for the Pentium then a nice OC'd Pentium would be a good bargin chip against what AMD offers if it was capable of over 4GHz and I don't see why it wouldn't be.
I've had my AMD chips... and when AMD starts making something that can compete with Intel on the top speed and value level in markets with Micro Centers then I will go back to AMD...
At the moment I could take my 5GHz 4670K slap it into the absolute cheapest Z87 board and still hit 5GHz and run it everyday for many years and never have a single problem. The 4670K is the same price as a 8350 but I don't think it is as easy to OC a 8350 on a cheap motherboard. Also you have to have a better cooling system and you have to worry about keeping the temps in a safe zone. There is NO worrying with Haswell... if it hits 105C it will not go bad and the computer won't even reboot. It will just start to throttle the CPU...
If you could hit 5GHz on a $100 board and the chip was only $100 and I was on a budget where $80 would be a big enough deal to sacrifice a little speed then I would be running it instead of Intel...
Right now I can walk into the store and buy a 4670K and a Z87 motherboard for $232... Or I could pay more get a 8350, need a better cooler, better PSU, and have less performance.
If they can knock another $60 off that $232 tag then that would be even closer to being so cheap you'd be brain dead to choose AMD for gaming as long as you want to use a dedicated graphics card.
That's just my preference as of right now... I used to be a huge AMD fanboy and gave them the benefit of the doubt even when they didn't deserve it. I don't do that anymore... I go with whatever the better value is.
Since I don't encode video with this machine and I use higher end video cards... the 4670K is the best value for me. That's why I don't buy a bunch of random AMD CPUs... I sold my Sabertooth 990FX and 4GHz x6 CPU and never turned back.