Originally Posted by szeged
same as 4770k in single threaded benches, slightly better than a ivy-e in multithreaded benches clock for clock. Boom done, haswell-e in a nutshell. That said, im still getting a few to bin even though it wont be that impressive of an upgrade.
honestly, I might be more excited about the platform upgrade than I am about the potential modest boost in CPU power
10x Intel SATA6 ports...can't wait...hopeful they don't renege on us again like they did with X79 (fingers crossed) . I already use all 6 Intel SATA ports, and would really like more than 2x SATA6 without having to compromise with a 3rd rate 3rd party controller (is it really that hard to make a decent SATA controller?)
DDR4 will be a bit of a bummer at first due to inflated costs, but the potential for very fast 16GB modules later on down the road is also very exciting.
Plus, the quality/quantity of extra bells and whistles on motherboards have expanded quite a bit since X79, it'll be very interesting to see what kind of X99 flavors we get.