Editors Liked

  • Intel's latest architecture adds new features. Improved performance
  • Better performance and graphics for the same price as Ivy Bridge
  • Better Quick Sync
  • BCLK Straps
  • Fastest quad-core consumer chip in the world
  • IGP up to 50 per cent faster
  • Class-leading power consumption
  • Better temperatures than Ivy Bridge series
  • Very low power consumption under both idle and load
  • More memory overclocking options

Editors Didn't Like

  • Draws slightly more power than previous designs
  • Less headroom for overclocking
  • New motherboard required for LGA1150
  • Early chips show limited overclocking potential
  • Only incremental CPU performance improvements over Ivy Bridge
  • Still only 16 PCI-E lanes