Originally Posted by st.bone
But Ivy Bridge has a TDP of 77w, just pointing out. On the other hand I take performance improvement any day. I might just hop on the i7-4770 or i7-4770K all coz of the IGP improvement, other than that i guess clock for clock CPU wise Ivy & Haswell are dead even on paper.
Intel usually if a CPU has a TDP under 95w will use TIM under the IHS vs Solder
this means that at 84w the Chip using 22nm and 3D transistors will run hot just as Ivy does,
where as Sandy being 95w and using solder ran 20'C cooler by comparison, granted if the performance gain is worthwhile and it can clock roughly the same no big deal but right now it seems if you want more performance and cooler running CPUs socket 2011 which will continue to use solder will be the better bet from the looks to bad Haswell for HEDT platform will be a ways off as Ivy still hasnt hit 2011 yet.
if Haswell uses Solder it could be a damn good clocker on top of the IPC improvement.