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Brilliant processor which stands the test of time
on 9 March 2015
This process is a real high point in Intel's processor creation like the Q6600.
I've been using this since 2012 and in my opinion there has been little reason to buy a newer process in a desktop computer since. The processor to this day offers brilliant performance, better than the current day i5s and not far behind what the newer i7s are doing. I think this is mostly because intel has focused more on laptop, power saving architecture but not on pure, raw processing power.
To add to this, I do not think the new broadwell processors are likely to offer much of a speed increase for desktop users, but there may well be some improvements with Skylake which will not be far behind with all the delays on broadwells release.
If you have a 1155 socket motherboard and want a quick upgrade, you couldn't do much better that this for the price.