So I am going to be building a PC soon and had a few questions regarding the 1150 and 2011 socket. First off, I do a good amount of gaming and moderate video editing. (Recording and video editing for YouTube) I also mess around with photoshop and Cinema 4D from time to time. I was originally looking at the 4770k due to its overclocking headroom, performance, and lower power consumption. Now as I was looking on the forums for fun, I was starting to think about the 2011 socket processors. For the 2011 socket processors, I was looking at the i7 3930k (Sandy Bridge-E) and i7 4930k. (Newer Ivy Bride-E) I am aware the 3930k and 4930k do better on video editing for its six cores. What I am asking is it worth the extra money for better performance on video editing? Also, how much better/worse performance would I get on gaming? (Using EVGA 780 w/ dual ASUS 23" monitors)
I am in the same boat, about to build a machine and deciding on which system to build. I have a little different needs and questions:
Needs: Mostly software development, often running one or more VM's, some video editing and photo editing, from time to time gaming. My current system is a Core i7 920 (LGA 1366), so I am a bit spoiled.
Q1: From what I understand the Haswell (LGA 1150) is much newer then the Ivy Bride-E, does the newer Haswell superseded the older Ivy Bride-E in overall performance?
Q2: I am still a bit impressed that my 4 1/2 year old Core i7 920 still is not the least bit sluggish (need to upgrade for development reasons). I am assuming that the Ivy Bride-E will give me the same type of longevity, would the Haswell?
Q3: It is my impression that firing up multiple VM's (to test the software I develop which is client/server) will run faster on the Ivy Bride-E because of the nature of the how it is architected. Is this correct?