Originally Posted by Slytat
When the 920 is similarly clocked (or any i7/i5 @ 3.4Ghz for example), the differences are negligible and certainly not worth the hassle of a completely new build IMHO. This certainly is not an X58 killer by any means. That will come in Q2.
For Qxxxx users, this is a great upgrade, but unless you absolutely have to have the latest and greatest, there is little to recommend this over a similarly clocked 920 (or other 9xx) in terms of performance.
It's a shame we have to wait for the real next gen stuff. This is just yesterday's performance today with some enhancements and very attractive pricing (I'm not interested in power consumption, on chip GPU etc).
I guess you ignore all the reviews or you preffer to spend much more money, the only way you get more performance in near future.
So how about the rumored and overpriced Core i7 995x EE. It should cost around $1000 but you can get one right now for $1.500.
My guess is, it's not going to be much faster than the i7-2600K.
Well according to the cpubenchmark.net
the Intel Core i7 995X @ 3.60GHz is not much faster than the Intel Core i7 980X @ 3.33GHz. In that case I was right that it is not going to be much faster than i7-2600K. As always the Intel Extreme Edition is one of the most overpriced PC part.