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i7 3930k vs i7 4930k

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October 8, 2013 4:39:18 AM

I was recommended the 4930k over the 3930k by a friend of mine, but I don't know whether it is worth it or not at this point. It is only around 10-15 dollars more than the 3930k, and I heard of a 3%-5% performance increase from the 3930k. Can you compare/contrast the two for me, and overall, which of the two would be the best to get now.

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October 8, 2013 6:07:17 AM

The 3930K overclocks better than the 4930K on water cooling. But on air cooling, they are just equal. But for me, I would just choose the 4930K because of the new motherboard, thus having an upgrade path unlike the 3930K which is dead end. Also, water cooling is not advisable unless you really need that extra power. First of all water cooling is expensive, secondly changing coolants periodically is an effort.
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October 8, 2013 7:43:34 AM

james77 said:
The 3930K overclocks better than the 4930K on water cooling. But on air cooling, they are just equal. But for me, I would just choose the 4930K because of the new motherboard, thus having an upgrade path unlike the 3930K which is dead end. Also, water cooling is not advisable unless you really need that extra power. First of all water cooling is expensive, secondly changing coolants periodically is an effort.


:heink: You do realize we are talking about lga 2011 cpu's here right? They use the same socket and chipset. The extra $10-15 for the 4930k is worth the extra performance.
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October 8, 2013 8:37:36 AM

logainofhades said:
james77 said:
The 3930K overclocks better than the 4930K on water cooling. But on air cooling, they are just equal. But for me, I would just choose the 4930K because of the new motherboard, thus having an upgrade path unlike the 3930K which is dead end. Also, water cooling is not advisable unless you really need that extra power. First of all water cooling is expensive, secondly changing coolants periodically is an effort.


:heink: You do realize we are talking about lga 2011 cpu's here right? They use the same socket and chipset. The extra $10-15 for the 4930k is worth the extra performance.


I don't know much about the 4930k other than it being a new Haswell chip. Can you explain the upgrades it has over the 3930k? It would be most appreciated
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October 8, 2013 9:08:25 AM

4930k is an Ivy-E chip not haswell. The 3930k is Sandy Bridge-E. The 4930k has better IPC than a 3930k which means it can do more in less time than a 3930k. It is roughly 5-10% faster at the same clock speed.

http://ark.intel.com/products/77780/

http://ark.intel.com/products/63697/Intel-Core-i7-3930K...
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