Originally Posted by DeXel
It's not almost 3 generations old, but 2 when Broadwell gets released. And Broadwell was delayed until the end of the year. There is just going to be Haswell refresh with Z97 release.
I don't know where you've read that USB/SATA and so on moved to CPU die because they're still controlled by motherboard's PCH.
My mistake. Just before buying this chip I made the mistake of reading an "affordable" motherboard roundup over at Tom's and it talked about how the SATA, PCI-e, and USB are all together now on Haswell, removing a bunch of down-controllers, when in fact they were saying they're all integrated onto the Z87 chipset, not the actual CPU itself. Poor editing on their part, bad reading comprehension on mine.
It wont be until the upcoming Haswell ULT GT3 chip (dual core, on-die pch, GT3 graphics) will any Intel chip have such a feature.
Haswell doesn't have big advantages over Ivy Bridge to even bother.
Oh and good sales don't represent a good product. Lots of people get deceived very easily.
Except a lot of places it's now cheaper to buy a Haswell cpu/mobo than the equivalent Ivy bridge cpu/mobo due to dwindling stocks of the older parts.