If you mean economic performance, yes. This is just one more sign of how Intel didn't really bother to design anything new and just kept releasing the same old stuff under a new label while making manufacturing cheaper with process development. Sure, they added things like new sata and usb versions, but that's pretty much it. So, if there was a critical bug present years ago, it's still present tomorrow many pseudo-generations later. They didn't even bother to add more cores before AMD kicked them in the butt, but at least they also managed to get profit out of that by releasing two mutually incompatible chipset in a single year.