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Rapid, but don't expect too much from your upgrade
on 12 September 2014
Following an upgrade from an i5 2500k I can't say that any significant performance increase during normal daily tasks is discernible. However, that is to be expected as I don't perform too many tasks that really stretch the CPU's ability. Windows experience index increased from 7.5 to 7.7; according to performance charts based on calculation rates, this ostensibly minor difference actually translates into a speed increase of around 30%, so do take Microsoft's arbitrary grading system with a pinch of salt.
Next day delivery was provided by Amazon despite having been purchased at around 6pm, so I cannot fault the service.
4/5 due to value from Intel - could be better in my humble opinion. Also when I am spending over £200 on a processor, it might be nice to have packaging befitting the price as it is rather drab and the same as much cheaper models.