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Is there a big difference between Haswell and Ivy Bridge in terms of performance

#1no1oblivionfanPosted 9/26/2013 7:06:15 AM
...or battery (80/80)

I ask this because I'm looking for an ultrabook (Well it doesn't necessarily have to be an ultrabook; just have a SSD). The best model for the Dell XPS 12 is 700 off from 1700 which is pretty amazing (i7 Ivy Bridge quad core, 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM, 1080p display), which is about equal to the cost of an i5 Haswell dual core, 128 GB SSD and 4GB ram for a 720p display.

So I ask this: Is the difference significant in terms of performance and battery?
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#2DragnfyrPosted 9/26/2013 7:14:25 AM
There isn't much difference in performance but Haswell is much, much better for battery life than Ivy Bridge.
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#3NicodimusPosted 9/26/2013 7:16:51 AM
Haswell is only slightly better in performance, but is definitely better with power consumption.
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#4no1oblivionfan(Topic Creator)Posted 9/26/2013 7:18:21 AM
Okay thanks guys. I'll probably just look for another one. It's a shame though.
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#5Fade2black001Posted 9/26/2013 7:36:48 AM
Why would Intel make the the Hsswell chips use less power in a laptop where the desktop equivalent the exact opposite?
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#6NicodimusPosted 9/26/2013 7:37:57 AM
Fade2black001 posted...
Why would Intel make the the Hsswell chips use less power in a laptop where the desktop equivalent the exact opposite?


I'm sorry, the universal translator has been confiscated...
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#7wildog2006Posted 9/26/2013 8:58:35 AM
Are you going to use integrated graphics? Go with haswell. If the laptop you're getting has a dedicated GPU, doesn't really matter. Go with whatever is less expensive.
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#8Vindication123Posted 9/26/2013 10:16:03 AM
If you want a laptop, you buy Haswell now.
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#9no1oblivionfan(Topic Creator)Posted 9/26/2013 10:50:41 AM
wildog2006 posted...
Are you going to use integrated graphics? Go with haswell. If the laptop you're getting has a dedicated GPU, doesn't really matter. Go with whatever is less expensive.


Yeah it definitely will be integrated.

If you want a laptop, you buy Haswell now.


Even if the rest of the 3rd gen's specs are so much better? But yes I'll probably get a Haswell now.
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#10PhilOnDezPosted 9/26/2013 10:54:30 AM
Fade2black001 posted...
Why would Intel make the the Hsswell chips use less power in a laptop where the desktop equivalent the exact opposite?


Haswell uses less power in desktops too in the same circumstances as when the laptops have reduced power consumption. When idle, some PSUs have trouble providing little enough juice to the processor and can cause a system crash if you don't raise your processor's minimum power state.
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