Originally Posted by Diogenes5
They've literally rereleased the i5 2500k for 5 years straight now with minimal performance gains and for the same price. The i5 2500k was great at first but seriously, CPU compute has stayed relatively static at the same pricepoint. Save us AMD, you're our only hope.
well if you put it on a direct perspective, theres really not much benefit in improving IPC, they're already at the point of diminishing return.
rather what they're doing, making the CPU more efficient, means they can stuff more cores without literally blowing the chip up.
e.g. if formerly they could barely manage to fit 6C/12T on a 130W TDP package, now they can stuff in a 10C/20T processor on a 140W TDP package.
if they had done that with their old uarch and stuffed 10cores in it, not only would it have a 200W TDP that would melt most low-tier HSF, it'll also have a much lower clock speed.Edited by epic1337 - 7/16/16 at 2:26pm