reply to Octavean
Re: Haswell vs Ivy Bridge Benchmarked Compared Clock-for-Clock I wouldn't put too much stock in an early engineering sample. That said, I want to believe it's a significant improvement, so perhaps I should just buy an i5-3570k and be done with it.
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I thought that Sandy Bridge was the "tick" and Ivy Bridge was the "tock".
Haswell appears to be the "flop"
reply to trparky
Tock is the new process with older architecture - Sandy Bridge.
Tick is the new architecture with proven process - Ivy Bridge.
Haswell is the Tock - sticking with the 22nm process, new micro-architecture.
"We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us.... We are far too easily pleased." C.S. Lewis