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Gen4 VS Gen3

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June 7, 2013 7:44:36 AM

I'm building a new computer and was wondering about the new Intel 4th generation 'Haswell' processors. Because they haven't been out for too long yet I'm very skeptical about purchasing one. What I'm planning to get now is the Intel i7 3820 Sandy Bridge-E cpu, but the new 4770k really appeals to me.
The thing I'm mostly worried about are bugs, that would make it defective. They've only been out for so long, how do bugs like that get fixed? Thanks!
Oh and what are some pros and cons of each please. I could search Google for that, but I figured if anyone could tell me it could be the Tom's Hardware Community!

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June 7, 2013 8:37:45 AM

Hi ! As I understand it is all about decision and you need reason to wait for Haswell.

Now it is very simple to understand why to buy Haswell compared to older generation.

Q. How Intel works?
A. Intel first introduces a new architecture and Secondly it shrinks it. Haswell is a new architecture and in future they will shrink it and name it Broadwell.

So, question here is if you want to buy latest and greatest or reliable but old? Decide it yourself !

There are so many differences but they only make sense to geeks but to layman it is about performance, reliability, and upgradability.

Yes, you are right that bugs will there but if you can wait for 1 or 2 months then you'll will be 100% certain what you are buying.
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June 7, 2013 12:09:33 PM

3570k Pros:

Overclocks better
Draws less power
No issues with bugs/etc.
Same performance as hasfail

3570k Cons:

Socket 1155
iGPU slightly less performance than hasfail

4670k Pros:

Socket 1150
iGPU slightly better than Ivy Bridge

4670k Cons:

More expensive
Draws more power
Overclocks worse
Same performance for more money
Still working out the bugs

Don't buy hasfail, buy ivy bridge.