How is it good? Your chip's performance is not affected by anything new, if it works well for your purposes you don't need an upgrade for any reason other than to grow your e-penis. That's the wrong mentality to have, Haswell not being a step forward is a huge blow to CPU advancement. I actually need more CPU power, specifically dual threaded performance. So an increase to performance per clock or overall OC capability was something I needed. If I decide to bend over for Intel I'll have to de-lid the chip, that's not something I've ever done before and Intel being Intel might use super glue from hell this time around.