So, these scatter plots with price and performance kinda put things into perspective, don't they? The 4960X really is the fastest desktop CPU overall, but it ain't exactly blowing my skirt up here compared to the 3970X.
You know what would probably look great on these plots? That Core i7-4930K that costs under 600 bucks and runs at almost the same exact speed. You'd think Intel would want to see those parts tested, too, but nope. Believe me; I've read the emails. They'd rather send reviewers only the $1K-ish product and keep the focus there. Seems strange, since resources like these scatter plots happen to exist.
And I'm still kinda hung up on the "everything doubled" version of this chip that Jenkins claims we're testing. Shouldn't it be the $1K part? Even if folks don't need all of the cores, they could at least sell a version with six cores and a titanic L3 cache. People would dig that. As things stand, Ivy-E sure looks like more of a cost saver for Intel than anything else.
Oh well. That gaming plot has me convinced. I'm gonna buy a 4770K for my gaming rig. Should be just as fast as the 4960X, but a third the price and way more power efficient. Besides, I'm gonna need the money for dental work if I keep eating these Corn Nuts.
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