Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 20:26 UTC
Intel AnandTech puts Intel's new Ivy Bridge through its paces. "While it's not enough to tempt existing Sandy Bridge owners, if you missed the upgrade last year then Ivy Bridge is solid ground to walk on. It's still the best performing client x86 architecture on the planet and a little to a lot better than its predecessor depending on how much you use the on-die GPU."
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by Radio on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 21:48 UTC
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I bought one of the last core 2 duo laptops, a Sony TT11M/N (with the ULV version of the core 2 duo). The performance/autonomy ratio of that perfect little machine is a testament to how Intel has been screwing us those last 4 years by kneecaping its own products. (If you don't believe me: this chip is (almost) the one that Apple choose for their first version of the Macbook Air - to the surprise of many pundits, I clearly remember, who wondered why didn't Apple choose a more recent chipset.)

Since then - and a certain anti-trust lawsuit -, I am willing to sacrifice a little bit of convenience by buying AMD-only hardware when it comes to x86. I think it is worth it, long-term.

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