Editors Liked

  • Improved IPC performance
  • Improved memory overclocking
  • Decent generational increase in performance
  • Significant power consumption reductions
  • High PCIe 3.0 lane count
  • Uber Fast
  • Fits in current LGA 2011 motherboards
  • Improved memory controller

Editors Didn't Like

  • Expensive
  • Runs hotter but only by a small margin
  • Not Much Faster Than SBE
  • Haswell Offers Better Single Thread Performance
  • Lacks Support On Intel X79 mobos
  • The significantly-cheaper 4930K will undoubtedly steal the show