Intel’s latest processor architecture brings a lot to the table, with the usual suspects dominating the feature’s-list: improved CPU and GPU performance, better power-efficiency, and new instruction sets. We’re taking a look at the desktop line’s highest-end offering here, so let’s see how it stacks up against the last-gen’s champ.
Hmm, is that the doorbell? Hi, come in and sit a spell, as we take the hassle out of understanding Haswell. Will we dwell on its performance and liken it to stepping barefoot on a seashell, and bid it farewell? Or will we exalt it for packing a punch like a dropped barbell and say it is sure to outsell any other CPU as well?
That intro, ladies and gentlemen, is the reason that our look at Intel’s latest and greatest mainstream chip has taken so long. Was it worth it?
Admittedly, I could be lying, and in reality other factors could have contributed to the tardiness. I’ll let that remain a mystery, but given the fact that we are rather late on things (apologies, Intel!), let’s get right to it.