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3930k vs 3770k

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June 14, 2012 7:11:39 PM

I know there is already a post similar to this but that was for gaming.

I am going to build a PC for video and photo editing, also for 3D work using Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and Cinema 4D and I cant decide which of these two orocessors would be better for what I want to do (3930 is more money but 6 cores) and is it worth the extra money?

The 3930 gets a OC cinebench score of over 13 ! Which is INSANE (3770 gets just under 10)
But the 3770 isnt exactly a slouch and does better at single core stuff.

The rest of the specs are:
32GB RAM
Asus GTX 570
64GB SSD
1TB HDD

Gaming isnt of particular interest to me ( i prefer consoles as my friends all have it so the communications are better for me)

So basically would the 3930 take enough off the rendering times to warrant the extra £200 (mobo is more expensive but it does have 8 RAM slots)

Thanks for your help

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June 14, 2012 7:30:19 PM

It all boils down to which one is more precious to you: time or money?

You have seen the benchmarks, you know what to expect. If you do not mind having to wait ~30% longer for heavily threaded stuff to get done, go with 3770. If you want that stuff done yesterday, get the 3930.
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