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 Post subject: Ivy Bridge vs Haswell CPUs
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:28 pm 
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Scott, what benefits does the Haswell architecture have over the Ivy Bridge architecture?

I was looking specifically at these two processors.

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 Post subject: Re: Ivy Bridge vs Haswell CPUs
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:21 pm 
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Not much . . . except the dead end socket.


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 Post subject: Re: Ivy Bridge vs Haswell CPUs
 Post Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:39 am 
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What FN means is that Haswell processors use the new socket LGA-1150, which is what the next generation of processors will use as well. No new processors will be coming for socket LGA-1155 motherboards as used by the Ivy Bridge processors.

Haswell is the "tock" in Intel's tick-tock model. A tock represents a change in CPU architecture, meaning the CPU is re-designed. A tick is when the existing architecture is die-shrunk, meaning it is produced on a smaller process technology where the transistors smaller and closer together. The upcoming tick will basically be Haswell in a 14nm process, which will be called Broadwell.

You can see some of the differences between relatively equivelant Ivy Bridge and Haswell processors here. From that you can see that there is a slight gain in performance at the same relative clock speeds, however there is also an increase in power draw, thermal output, and (at least for now) price. At this point I'd probably go with the Haswell processor if the additional power draw and cost were not an issue. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Ivy Bridge vs Haswell CPUs
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:35 pm 
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Good info. So another way to look at this is to compare the chipset each supports?

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 Post subject: Re: Ivy Bridge vs Haswell CPUs
 Post Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:00 am 
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Yes indeed. The Haswell chipsets will offer more SATA 6Gbps ports, more USB 3.0 ports, and a Thunderbolt port as well. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Ivy Bridge vs Haswell CPUs
 Post Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:32 am 
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Is Thunderbolt finally going somewhere?

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 Post Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:53 am 
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It is starting to take off in the fast and large-sized external storage market, especially for HD video editing. Scott.


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