Originally Posted by Gunderman456
Like never before, when it comes to PC gaming, we've come to expect that we're buying essentially broken hardware and software, which will be patched (or not) down the road.
Free Performance (TM) is not a thing. It just means that your product is broken.
Clearly every CPU revision is just to fix what was broken on the one before. 3770K? IPC only increased because they fixed
the 2700K. Intel doesn't have a research and development division, they have a bug fix division.
Software developers obviously know the perfect way to program something every time the first time, but then they wouldn't be employed, so every once and a while they fix a bug in the database search algorithm to "boost performance" but obviously this is all just a ploy to keep their jobs and they're actually just fixing intentional slowness.
Even when x64 or AVX or DX11 came out and programs had to update, it was just releasing the known better code that they were hanging on to all this time!
Oh wait. No. That's stupid.
We pay money into R&D to learn of better ways to do things over time and it is in every silicon companies best interest to show the best of the best on review day because no one will look for updates down the road and do quarterly reviews of the same product. Products are judged on their performance relative to their cost at time of launch and of purchase, and any improvements to performance on something you already bought because it was a good deal just made your deal better "for free".
Take off your tinfoil hat.
Originally Posted by skupples
how jaded of you! LOL!
this is why you gotta be an educated and unimpulsive buyer.
i always found it strange that amd pushed updates for their CPUs, it helped perpetuate the "buggy" mindset for me.
So we're just not going to mention the microode updates for all of Intel's security issues where even my Dell R710 on Westmere Xeons
got an update, or...?