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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RE: Not worth it for me
by JuEeHa on Tue 24th Apr 2012 05:55 UTC in reply to "Not worth it for me"
JuEeHa
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2012-04-24

And really not worth for me. I am still comfortable with Pentium III and I really don't understand why some people need two (or three or four) core processors even if they don't play games, edit movies or do 3d rendering.

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RE[2]: Not worth it for me
by bnolsen on Tue 24th Apr 2012 12:12 in reply to "RE: Not worth it for me"
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2006-01-06

Compilation scales linearly. Other computational workloads as well. Time is money in some cases. Making these powerhouses more efficient per watt is even more win.

Edited 2012-04-24 12:14 UTC

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RE[2]: Not worth it for me
by BiPolar on Tue 24th Apr 2012 15:42 in reply to "RE: Not worth it for me"
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2007-07-06

I guess I'm on the same boat. My trusty K7@900 (w/256 MB of RAM) never feels short of power, unless I intend to transcode some videos.

Heck, coupled with a GeForce MX 4000 I've even played HL2!

Music/Movies/TV/Programming/Games it does it all. I'll surely shed a few tears when(if!) this baby goes down.

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