Like many others this is pretty much what I always expected out of it. Same IPC with a bit more clockspeed headroom and more cores. The extra cores actually still make it a bigger upgrade than the past few generations of Intel CPUs assuming you can use them. As always I'd expect people with Sandy/Ivy/Haswell to be a lot more likely to buy these than people who already have Kaby/Skylake. 1-2 years of Intel improvements is almost never worth it now. The biggest difference now is that they finally have some competition from AMD, whereas the past few years it was very hard to make a case for any AMD processors (particularly for gaming) People call new consoles/games "next gen" for a few years every time new consoles are released too. I'm still not sure how a current game (or even PAST games) can be considered "NEXT gen" either unless you work in marketing.