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I7-2600k vs I7-3930k. Worth the $800+ to upgrade?

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I use this machine entirely for HD video encoding/transcoding. Would I see any major benefeit in changing my current setup to an SB-E system? I use 2 programs, one uses quick sync and the other is pure software encoding.

Will the $800+ upgrade price really give me my moneys worth?
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Yes very much so in the tasks your intending it's use for, which is really the main reason for 6Core CPU's. If it's worth it to you depends on how important your productivity is.
 
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Personally I'd say wait for Ivy bridge so that you don't have to get a new board. If you use your PC to make a living just do the math; if it's profitable for you to upgrade then yes.
 
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post #4 of 61
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I was considering waiting for an Ivy Bridge as it would be a cheaper upgrade, but from what i've read there wont be a 6C version so an SB-E would last me quite a while.

My system is a hobby machine so no income to be made from it. I just take my hobby seriously smile.gif
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post #5 of 61
You will see a difference in the time it takes to encode, but consider how much the board+~$600 CPU+Quad channel memory will cost. It may be worth the price for the extra time you save.
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Originally Posted by Shogon;15557393 
You will see a difference in the time it takes to encode, but consider how much the board+~$600 CPU+Quad channel memory will cost. It may be worth the price for the extra time you save.

ASRock X79 Extreme 4 - 249.99
3930K - 599.99
16GB DDR3 2133 - 199.99

Total : 1049.97

He can easily cut into that by selling his Z68/2600K. That should easily fetch 385 dollars
post #7 of 61
You are buying a 50% increase in number of cores, so you would see a 50% increase in encoding performance.
post #8 of 61
Do what the rest of us are doing OP. Wait for the 8 core Xeon's to hit in January and then proceed to drop 1800 dollars on one. wink.gif
post #9 of 61
not worth it. unless you make money doing what you're doing.
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What is encoding

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