It is more than a year since SB and AVX are available in the market. Could you tell me how many desktop applications can take advantage of AVX ??? I dont say we dont need AVX and AVX2 but we have Multithreaded Desktop CPUs (Pentium 4 HT) from 2002, a decade have past and there are people here that say we dont need more than 4 cores in Desktop. Im sorry but that is pathetic, programs are lagging behind hardware advances more and more the past few years. If AVX will take a decade to be mainstream then AVX2 on Haswell is not something you people should get your hopes up and running.