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Not sure I'd spend this money even if my work depended on it. I'd rather wait for an 8-core Ivy Bridge.
    
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Originally Posted by Klinkey;15579875 
take a look at this
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4830/intels-ivy-bridge-architecture-exposed

Thank you for this link.
    
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I don't need benchmarks. 3930K > 2600K every day of the week.

Then buy it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Klinkey;15579875 
take a look at this
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4830/intels-ivy-bridge-architecture-exposed
Very good info there. Reading this, especially the upgrades to Quick sync has pretty much decided it for me. Ivy Bridge is the go. Thanks all.
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Then buy it.

Don't need it. Already bought a Sbe xeon.
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Quad Channel memory isn't that expensive. Corsair have Vengeance memory kits which run on either Dual Channel or Quad Channel depending on the socket.
For video compressing, unless you're using that horrid QuickSync or other software enhancing stuff, the raw cores provide better performance.
I don't know about over in the States, but over here in the UK the 2011 socket build with the i7 3930k and Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79 is only 307 pounds (roughly 460 US dollars on a 1.5:1 ratio) moreso than the i7 2700k + Asus Maximus V Extreme-Z Z68 and according to a few sites here there and everywhere, there's roughly a 23% performance increase over the 2700k.
What you should also think about is power as well.

If all you use it for is video compression, then think:
You'll use about the same power as the 1155 system if you're only getting the 3930k.
With that same amount of electricity, you'll be able to do 23% more work, roughly.

Depending on your electric company's rates, that extra money will end up saving money. (Finish all jobs early = system on for less time.)
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I feel like I got teleported back to 2007 in the middle of an E8400 vs. Q6600 thread....

Seriously, not sure what people in this thread are smoking but if any of the work anyone does gets a a benefit from a hexacore, then a 3930K would be an excellent choice. Also, why are people crying about the price - with the lack of competition from AMD, did anyone think that Intel was going to release a SIX-CORE CPU based on the relatively awesome and successful SB platform for UNDER $500? No, really. If this chip is too much for you, then it's pretty clear; it's NOT targeted at you.

People need to quit making this issue more complicated than it is.
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I feel like I got teleported back to 2007 in the middle of an E8400 vs. Q6600 thread....
Seriously, not sure what people in this thread are smoking but if any of the work anyone does gets a a benefit from a hexacore, then a 3930K would be an excellent choice. Also, why are people crying about the price - with the lack of competition from AMD, did anyone think that Intel was going to release a SIX-CORE CPU based on the relatively awesome and successful SB platform for UNDER $500? No, really. If this chip is too much for you, then it's pretty clear; it's NOT targeted at you.
People need to quit making this issue more complicated than it is.

Pretty much. The price point for the 3930K is, in my opinion, worth it anyway. What's ridiculous is the price point for the 3960X. If this were about the 3960X, then there'd be no competition. The 1155 socket would be the more realistic option. With little difference between the 3930K and 3960X the price of the 3930K makes much more sense.

For single threaded applications like LAME and other audio compressors, you'd actually be better with the 2600K or 2700K as you can overclock to a higher speed per core with just air cooling.

But video is straightforward. Cores.
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I feel like I got teleported back to 2007 in the middle of an E8400 vs. Q6600 thread....
Seriously, not sure what people in this thread are smoking but if any of the work anyone does gets a a benefit from a hexacore, then a 3930K would be an excellent choice. Also, why are people crying about the price - with the lack of competition from AMD, did anyone think that Intel was going to release a SIX-CORE CPU based on the relatively awesome and successful SB platform for UNDER $500? No, really. If this chip is too much for you, then it's pretty clear; it's NOT targeted at you.
People need to quit making this issue more complicated than it is.

If it's too pricey let the money talk, meaning don't buy. With less demand price will eventually drop any way. I agree you shouldn't be considering a sbe unless the performance from your computer translates into making a profit. If not, a 2600k is more than enough for everyone else.
    
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4 cores --> 6 cores is 50% more cores

6 cores --> 4 cores would be 33% less cores

If you are confused, then go back to school.

^ That lol. Also, I'd wait for Ivy, they will beat a SB-E and cost less. All around better
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