Come on /g/ you have to admit this CPU is one of the best ever made. Not only does it have amazing single thread performance, it has 4 cores for very competent multi thread performance. Runs stock at 3.4ghz but OCing to 4.2 is almost guaranteed on any decent air cooler. PCI 3.0, native USB 3.0 and SATA3. And you also get somewhat of a decent iGPU when switching GPUs or for when its needed. And all of this with a 77 watt TDP. The only issue with this CPU is they used cheap TIM instead of solder on the die, but you still get quite good overclocks, reaching 4.5 is pretty common. And when this came out it was priced at 220$ which is a pretty good price to pay for this performance. So /g/ you have to at least agree that this is one of the best CPU's ever made.
Single thread performance helps everything in the PC, most programs are single threaded so the majority of your programs all run faster due to the higher single thread performance.
I like to think that intel cores are really powerful, but you *only* get 4 while with AMD you have 8 cores but each AMD core is about half as powerful as an Intel core so it kinda evens out. But I would prefer the Intel due to the fact that it runs basically everything really well.
>it just runs a little hotter
butthurt ivyfag detected.
ivy bridge is dog shit m8, sorry.
you don't hear anybody running aruond talking their god tier legendary cpu from IVY bridge.
It's literally 2500k 2600k owners. Only.
You OP, are the only ivy bride owner who isn't acutely aware of how badly you fucked up by buying ivybridge instead of sandy.
So does PCI 3.0 mean nothing to you? Does better USB and SATA support mean nothing? Ivy bridge is about 10% faster than Sandy to start with. It also OCs to 4.5 regularly. Ill admit some of the highest core clocks came from sandy but for everyday use most people ran at 4.4-4.5 IIRC. So assuming people either ran at stock clocks or around 4.5 the ivy is still faster in both situations.