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Does i7-3770K outperform i7-3930K?

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February 2, 2013 2:39:27 PM

Hey guys!

I have a pretty big dilemma: I've been planning a build for months now, and I have everything picked out, but I'm beginning to question my choice to opt for a 3930K.
The benchmarks show that in most cases the i7-3770k outperforms the i7-3930k as shown in this link:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/551?vs=552

I am planning on doing macro programming, using Visual Studio 2012, compiling, graphics, working on big programs, multitasking and the works. Really won't need it for gaming that much.
What do you guys think? I could really use some advice.

Here's my planned system:

Graphics Adapter: 3072 MB ATI Radeon HD7970
System Memory: 16 GB [2x 8GB] DDR3-1866 Corsair Vengeance
Hard Disk / SSD: 250 GB SSD + 1,0 TB hard disk drive
CPU Cooler: 3x120mm Silent Zalman CNPS12X High Performance
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 Deluxe
Case: NZXT Phantom Big-Tower black
Power Supply: BeQuiet Dark Power Pro 10 | 750W (80+ Gold)

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February 2, 2013 2:47:18 PM

Obviously the 3930 has better multithreaded performance (when using more than 4 cores) but otherwise the 3770 is superior.
February 2, 2013 2:57:32 PM

Isn't Ivy Bridge E about to hit the shelves?

That would give you more cores (up to 10 I hear), and the single threaded performance (if not better with some updated architecture) of the 3770K.
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February 2, 2013 2:58:32 PM

If everything is held constant, the i7 3930K will outperform the i7 3770K. Apples to apples (no pun here).

Depending on prices and promos, go for the i7 3930K.
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February 2, 2013 3:21:20 PM

Ubrales said:
If everything is held constant, the i7 3930K will outperform the i7 3770K. Apples to apples (no pun here).

Depending on prices and promos, go for the i7 3930K.

Except it won't unless you're using all available cores.
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