Sources: Intel via AnandTech, Intel
quote: Virtually no one needs any more CPU power than what's been on the market for the past few years.
quote: Performance per watt is now more important than pure performance.
quote: so if a CPU from 2006 is still competitive, between the decline in PC sales, the lack of competition for the performance crown, and the threats to Moore's Law posed by the laws of physics and Moore's Second Law (aka Rock's Law), will there ever be a desktop CPU that can render an i7 3770 obsolete?
quote: This is the fourth generation in a row where the CPU is left stagnant and reviewers are herded towards the GPU improvements.