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i7 4770K vs i7 4930K

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September 11, 2013 1:51:14 AM

im thinking of buying a new computer and im am a little confused.
i was interested in buying the i7 4770K with Asus ROG VI Extreme with SLI
now that Ivy Bridge-E has come out i've been looking at the 4930K which is a six core,
but that is a 2011 chipset which is the Asus Rog IV.
i know the six core is better but what is the difference between the ROG IV and VI?
Is the i7 4770K with ROG VI better than the 4930K with ROG IV in terms of value?

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September 11, 2013 1:56:03 AM

im guessing you will be using this for gaming, correct? the age of the chipset is not that important, it is the processor that matters more. there is basically no advantage to 6 core or even 4 core on most games. where more cores shines, is when you will be doing a lot of multi-tasking or video editing and things like that. if you want to game, forget i7, and go for an i5 4670k. it is screaming fast, pretty low cost, and will give equal or even better performance than any i7 in gaming.
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September 11, 2013 3:09:35 AM

ryan27968 said:
im guessing you will be using this for gaming, correct? the age of the chipset is not that important, it is the processor that matters more. there is basically no advantage to 6 core or even 4 core on most games. where more cores shines, is when you will be doing a lot of multi-tasking or video editing and things like that. if you want to game, forget i7, and go for an i5 4670k. it is screaming fast, pretty low cost, and will give equal or even better performance than any i7 in gaming.


in my country (NZ) the difference between the prices of i5 and i7 is like 200. in america they are pretty close and in america it is like 50% cheaper. I would get i7 if i can since ive never been past a Core 2 Duo (stone ages) but anyways, so you don't think it's worth getting the 6 core and IV rog?

p.s: im visiting US soon :) 
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September 11, 2013 3:11:43 AM

not for gaming. you might even get BETTER performance with the 4670k than with those. getting an i5 for gaming is 100% overkill. i5 simply gives the best performance for money in gaming.
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November 16, 2013 6:36:33 AM

ryan27968 said:
im guessing you will be using this for gaming, correct? the age of the chipset is not that important, it is the processor that matters more. there is basically no advantage to 6 core or even 4 core on most games. where more cores shines, is when you will be doing a lot of multi-tasking or video editing and things like that. if you want to game, forget i7, and go for an i5 4670k. it is screaming fast, pretty low cost, and will give equal or even better performance than any i7 in gaming.


These performance tests suggest you actually get higher gaming performance per dollar from the 4770k vs the 4670k (really not sure where this notion that i5s are better for gaming comes from)... Not to mention that the i7 is much better in all other regards. So it's probably worth it to dish out the extra $100 for the 4770k, but not so much worth it to dish out the extra $200 over the 4770k ($300 over the 4670k) for the socket 2011 (which you will be spending even more on a mobo for).

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November 16, 2013 6:49:14 AM

maximus vi is for mainstream. this runs on socket 1150. When running dual grapjic cards the pcie lanes are reduced to x8/x8. It uses dual channel memory and the highest cpu supported is a quad core.

rampage iv is the high end, it uses socket 2011. Has quad channel ram. It supports up to 8 cores. when running dual gpus, it runs it at full x16/x16 as it has more pcie lanes. It also has support for dual Qpi. this lets some cpus run on dual socket boards.
Right now for games, a quad core would be the better pick, since no games uses more than 4 cores yet.
The multiple cores on socket 2011 helps speed up rendering task like encoding video into blu-ray in Sony Vegas.

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November 16, 2013 6:54:52 AM

For gaming, the i7 4770k is as high end as it gets. Seriously, there is no need to spend more than that.

Even for dual GPU's the 4770k is good enough.
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