Moving the microarchitecture from Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge results in a modest performance gain in terms of IPC and the clock speed increase of about 100 MHz (or 0 MHz if you count the later released Core i7-3970X part) left us with performance gains of 3-13%. Considering that SNB-E was already considered the highest performance system you could buy (for multi-threaded content), if you can gain another 10% on that in select workloads then you have an easy win."
Finding the right software program to clone a hard drive is one thing, but how about cloning Microsoft WindowsXP and the rest of a computer in one go? This guide to Cloning an Operating System explains all the steps involved. - PCSTATS Tips