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They don't really suck, they're just frustrating. I've been wanting to build a new PC for like a year now, but was holding off because Broadwell was right on the horizon. Than Broadwell came out, but only for low power devices and crap. So I waited. Now the desktop Broadwell parts are out (for like a week or two) and guess what... no high performance parts. They're all 65 watt parts, rather than the 85 watt parts you'd want in a performance build. Supposedly they still want to release Skylake (the next version) on time, which would put it at like 6 more months. What's more, Broadwell doesn't support DDR4 (my mistake) and still uses the same socket as previous versions... which is good for other people, but not me. Skylake will use a new socket, so if I bought Broadwell now, I couldn't upgrade.

So... I'm waiting another 6+ months to build a new gaming PC. :evil: I've considered building a new home theater pc though... the 65 watt Broadwell parts might be a good choice, considering the onboard GPU is getting steadily better. Plus my HTPC is freaking ancient.. it's rocking a core 2 duo 8800 and can't even play 1080p Youtube videos. On the other hand... Skylake is on the horizon. *sigh*

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Hahaha!

What the fuck is the point of Broadwell if it doesn't support DDR4? So people with old ram can still get a nice CPU upgrade? I am baffled.

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Broadwell is a process shrink. Haswell is 22nm, Broadwell is 14nm. Other than the process shrink the two are identical. It's how Intel does its processors. There's tick and tock. I forget which is which, but one is a process shrink, then the other they improve the architecture. Broadwell was the shrink, Skylake is the architecture improvement.

BTW, Broadwell uses the same CPU socket that Haswell does (LGA 1150). So if you got a crappy Haswell chip, you could upgrade to a newer Broadwell part without having to swap out anything else. But since the Broadwell parts aren't all that amazing, there's not really much of a point. I don't expect they're going to make a lot of money off these parts.

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