The SB processor maxes out at 2.8ghz while the IB processor maxes out at 2.6ghz. Core for core which is faster for gaming and handbrake? Is the gaming performance tilted toward the 2012 significantly due to hd4000 GPU? The hd4000 supposedly can be as much as 60% better than the hd3000, but in real life it doesn't appear to perform that much faster (NFS:HP and SF IV). Have yet to try Medal of Honor. This is on the 11" model I am speaking of. Just wondering if I should stick with the 2011 model with twice the storage for the same price.