So I've had a couple of I7 processors now for 7 years. Sure, it may have gone through some name changes. Bloomfield Lynnfield Gulftown Sandy Bridge Sandy Bridge-E Ivy Bridge Haswell Ivy Bridge-E Haswell-E Broadwell Skylake But it is the same shit, let us be honest. http://www.maximumpc.com/bloomfield-takes-on-skylake/#page-2 The most modern I7s are usually faster than the first generation, but not always..... I mean let us be serious for a second here. A CPU that is 8 years old is beating the most modern INTEL I7 that has a 1000mhz advantage? Yes, yes it is. Intel XEONs, which are nearly 100% I7's, go for many times the price of I7's, even if they are lower speeds..... simply because we can plug that Xeon into a multiple socket motherboard. Yes that feature makes it 3-10x more expensive than an I7 . The future seems to be cloud computing, where we have thin clients that are basically screens into the real machine, terminals. They control every element of the data, the processing, etc. Zero privacy, zero piracy (ZP2). Pretty scary if you are a computer enthusiast and actually like running your own stuff. Once they control the computing then things like Bitcoin, MicroCash, Bittorrent will not exist. Goodbye peer to peer.