Is anyone else starting to feel like Haswell is attractive not just because of what it brings to the table but because it might be the last true "mainstream-enthusiast" desktop processor? I mean, It could possibly be my next upgrade even if I don't upgrade for another 2 years because I don't like the direction they're going in for desktops. If rumors are true it looks like they're going to be pushing the power envelope down without major performance gains after Haswell.
Intel ushered in an attractive tier of product with K-branded Lynnfields, but it sounds like they are going to be dragged down into mobile territory with the rest of them. If that happens the only true enthusiast platform will be the big, expensive workstation CPUs and motherboards. I won't complain if software starts to catch up and utilize the many cores, but right now I really like the quad-core high-value enthusiast platform that might be going away in the future.
Maybe AMD will see the opportunity to fill the gap. If their APUs are up to snuff in the future, I might start looking at those.
Last edited by DeadOfKnight
on Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:42 am, edited 1 time in total.
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