Intel core i7 4770k vs 3930k vs 4930k?
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)
for stuff like video editing....it definitely is worth the money spent. but then it also comes down to the fact, how much of video editing and photoshop do u use?
gaming on the other hand wont make much of a differences, at least nothing practical.
but then you get all the other goodies like more expandability in pci-e lanes, ram etc. in the 2011 socket that you wont get on the main stream 1150.
but do remember, all these will matter only if u use editing stuff a lot.
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Q1: From what I understand the Haswell (LGA 1150) is much newer then the Ivy Bride-E, does the newer Haswell superseded the older Ivy Bride-E in overall performance?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?
Q4: What other questions should I be asking?