Is This Even Fair? Budget Ivy Bridge Takes On Core 2 Duo And Quad

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Is This Even Fair? Budget Ivy Bridge Takes On Core 2 Duo And Quad
Jun 12, 2013

Surfing my usual tech haunts landed me on an interesting and, I feel, very relevant CPU benchmark comparison.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ivy-bridge-wolfdale-yorkfield-comparison,3487.html

For those of us who still use some of these older CPUs, maybe we're tempted to upgrade - the thought of spending less time waiting on the computer certainly is appealing! But just how much speed are we getting? Sure, my Intel Core2Duo E8400 is considered old. But is the grass really that much greener in Ivy Bridge land?

The article was written a few months ago, so it does not include any budget Haswell offerings. But it certainly is interesting. Overclocking the older CPUs yields some very impressive results in modern benchmarking suites and applications.

I have several PCs in my house ranging from IVB to a PIII 500MHz (with some AMD tech for good measure). My IVB machine is my workstation, but I am encouraged to know that my Core2Duo and Core2Quad machines can still hold their own, even today.

If you only have a moment, check this page with the performance summary:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ivy-bridge-wolfdale-yorkfield-comparison,3487-20.html

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