From a desktop component perspective, Haswell has impressed me with the Core i7-4770K. I honestly wasn`t expecting as much CPU performance increase with this release but seeing our benchmarks scale from 5-15% (sometimes higher) from the 3770K to the 4770K makes it pretty clear that if you are building a new system today and you aren`t considering the $1000 CPU options, Haswell is the route to go."
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