As everyone know since Ivy Bridge desktop CPU are focus on reduce power usage and gain little performance each year. Some games still need huge singlethread performance such as - Totalwar Series especially Rome II - SC2 - The Sims 3 all expansion with tons of furniture in house (crazy CPU bottleneck like 3DMark06) - Skyrim with many Mods Broadwell will continue reduce power consumption by 30% , I would expect ~6% IPC improvement like Haswell. The next tock is Skylake which is major improve (DDR4 , PCIE 4.0 , Sata Express) but on the CPU side I hope to see 20-30% IPC increase over Haswell. Currently my 3770K @ 5Ghz still very bottleneck in Rome II and Sims 3 In Rome II (patch 4) VGA usage is 60% when units are fighting. In Sims 3 when I play simple house it is very smooth FPS 200+ but when play very large mansion or castle with 1000+ furnitures FPS drop to 10-30 sometime game freeze for 3-5 second. I hope Intel will not abandon desktop performance and just concentrate on power consumption for mobile devices.