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Intel’s New Extreme Processors Will Barely Improve Performance Significantly – Specifications.
Intel really needed to have skipped Ivy Bridge and moved straight to Haswell. To justify the massive premium that is the 'Enthusiasts Level' there needs to be cutting edge technology inside that can't be found anywhere else yet. Instead they are trying to sell a generation and half old technology as state of the art.
If Haswell overclocks well then I think Ivy Bridge-E is going to have massive problems.
And if you look at the Xeon lineup (ark.intel.com), you'll see 10-cores with 20 VCPUs and 30MB cache.
See now funboys how the lack of competition hurts us all?
The fact that a $320+ i7 4770K is still a quad-core after Q6600 was $300 around summer of 2007 is proof that progress on the CPU side has come to a near halt. Not only that but most tasks outside of professional apps are now SSD or GPU limited.
Take Far Cry 3 as an example. A system with a 2008 Nehalem overclocked to 3.75ghz provides almost identical performance to a 2012 3770K @ 4.5ghz when paired with a GTX680:
All the fun for PC gamers now rests in SSDs and GPUs, and possibly 4K 30 inch monitors at some point. For most PC gamers with a Core i7 2600K @ 4.5ghz+ there is no incentive to upgrade until Skylake.
This is what happens when the market rejects an CPU type.
With a very small specialized market and no compelling reason to improve performance also with a stock problem why bother.
If there was an O/S which required a performance jump and/or Software which require a better CPU then there would be a reason to improve., but as of now there is nothing to spur on development combine this with complete lack of demand for high powered consumer CPU's is it any wonder no effort is put into these.
So they will still improve significantly, but just barely. The improvement has just fallen into the category of 'significant'. So they are a significant improvement.
Two opposing adjectives straddling a phrase, and both of them seemingly wanting to affect it.
"Barely significant" would have been a lot better.
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