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March 5, 2014 12:39:47 AM

Hello everybody, for my new build, i'm asking myself if it's worth it to take the 4960x over the 4930k?? Cost is not really an issue, but saving 400 euro/dollar would be very nice of course :) 

other components:

I7 4960X/4930K
Asus rampage IV Extreme Black Edition
64GB 2400mhz Corsair dominator platinum RAM
2 x gtx Titan Black in SLI
Corsair 900d
Custom waterloop for CPU and GPU'S
Corsair ax1500i 1500W PSU (when it's released)
4TB WD Black
500GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD
a 2560x1440 monitor (dunno wich one though)

Thanks in advance

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March 5, 2014 12:56:51 AM

The only difference between the two is that the 4960x has an extra 3MB of L3 cache and has a stock clock speed that is 200MHz faster than the 4930k. Not a huge difference, and certainly not worth the price premium unless you can make a large amount of money from improved productivity from the small amount of extra speed the 4960x offers.
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March 5, 2014 12:59:04 AM

at 1080p+ resolutions no. you can oc a 30k to get a 60x performance and out of the box they are similar but just look at these benches they are almost identical
http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsection/item.php?it...
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March 5, 2014 1:04:31 AM

I wouldn't recommend getting the 4960x, as the performance is similar to the fx 4930k but is way more expensive.
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March 5, 2014 1:07:50 AM

Thank you all, 4930k it is :D 

Joni
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March 5, 2014 1:08:50 AM

Joniostis said:
Thank you all, 4930k it is :D 

Joni


500 dollars for 1-2 fps psssshhhhh
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March 5, 2014 1:09:25 AM

since you have water cooling, you can overclock 4930K to 4960X. The only advantage of 4960X is 15Mb cache compared to 12mb of 30K, thats like 512K extra cache per core.

If i were you, i would go with 30K , and ill get 780 Ti in SLI than titan SLI

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March 5, 2014 1:10:04 AM

He is getting 2x titans blacks(I would still recommend getting 780ti instead unless you really need the extra VRAM), so it might be worth it.
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March 5, 2014 3:06:22 AM

i chose titan blacks for the uncapped double-precision floating-point and 6gb vram over 780 ti's
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