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April 2, 2013 2:45:59 PM

I can't seem to make up my mind on whether to upgrade my CPU or not. Currently I have an Intel 3820 and have been pondering on upgrading to a 3930 or even a 3960X. I don't really need the extra performance but would like it readily available if I so happen to need it. If i upgraded to one of the CPU's I mentioned will I drastically notice a difference in performance or just a mild difference. I'm ready to drop 1200 dollars on a CPU but want to know for sure that it's worth it. :bounce: 

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April 2, 2013 2:53:14 PM

It is completely based on what you are doing with your processor. Due to the fact that the Intel® Core™ i7-3930K has 6 cores if you are doing some video editing or media creation work it may be with it. However if yu are not using one of the 2011 based boards you can get good performance from the system.
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April 2, 2013 2:55:43 PM

The 3930k wouldn't be bad if you want to overclock, I guess. That would be the only way you would see any noticeable performance increase. The 3960x isn't worth the cost over a 3930k. What do you do that you feel you may need the increased CPU performance?
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April 2, 2013 2:59:59 PM

logainofhades said:
The 3930k wouldn't be bad if you want to overclock, I guess. That would be the only way you would see any noticeable performance increase. The 3960x isn't worth the cost over a 3930k. What do you do that you feel you may need the increased CPU performance?


Sometimes I do a lot of photo editing and video editing but it's not constant where I'm doing it everyday. I also sometimes convert hundred of mp3 songs to higher bit rates. I just want to know if I upgrade will I notice the difference in performance?
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April 2, 2013 3:02:53 PM

For that kind of work, if your software supports that many threads, you should notice a difference. The big difference is the 3930k can be easily overclocked.
April 2, 2013 3:22:40 PM

logainofhades said:
For that kind of work, if your software supports that many threads, you should notice a difference. The big difference is the 3930k can be easily overclocked.


But do you think it's worth it coming from a 3820?
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April 2, 2013 4:05:43 PM

I didn't see the 3820 in the THG charts, so here is a comparison from Anandtech. It is up to you to decide if the cost is worth the price for the performance you would. Also these are for stock clocked chips and the 3930k can be overclocked.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/523?vs=552
April 3, 2013 8:46:24 AM

logainofhades said:
I didn't see the 3820 in the THG charts, so here is a comparison from Anandtech. It is up to you to decide if the cost is worth the price for the performance you would. Also these are for stock clocked chips and the 3930k can be overclocked.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/523?vs=552


Thanks that helped a lot. I think I'm going to go with the 3930k.
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