Interesting generational comparison between SB, HW and CF from Computerbase.de in some productivity apps and games. Although people like to complain about the lack of advancement in desktop CPUs, these tests remind us that some of the advancements that were made, take a while to show up as developers have to optimize for the new instruction sets. And in some of those tests, you can see that. One thing that really popped out to me is the performance increase for Haswell in Forza 7 and Wolfenstein 2 over Sandy Bridge at 720p. In both of those titles, the stock 4770k is able to beat the overclocked 2600K despite it having a large clock speed advantage. These gains don't manifest themselves nearly as profoundly in the DX11 titles. So I'm assuming that the compilers they are using for DX12 and Vulkan games are able to take advantage of AVX2? Am I wrong in assuming this? *Edit* I forgot to put the Computerbase.de source tag in the header. Can a mod edit that in for me? Thanks.