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    3930k
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post #1 of 22
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Looking to upgrade. Not feeling dropping a k on a 3960X but want a new setup. Should I pick up a 3930k or wait for the 3770k? Don't really need the 6 cores just want high overclocks. Any suggestions are more than welcome.
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post #2 of 22
Given the two, I would have to say the 3770k for a coupe reasons. You already have a 1155 socket motherboard, so getting an 1155 socket CPU makes sense. Unless you wanna get a whole new setup just for the 3930K.
And secondly, the 3770K is an Ivy bridge core with 22nm, while the 3930K is a Sandy-E and 32nm.
post #3 of 22
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You make a good point. I do have a 1155 board. Would I get any benefit from upgrading to a Z77 board? Thunderbolt possibly? Also I understand that the 2011 socket has a higher TDP at 130W. Does this mean that there is a higher ability for overclocking? I understand that it means you need a higher performance cooler for the added heat given off. Ivy bridge has a TDP of 77W, so from my understanding you would be able to push it farther because of the less heat given off. What's your take?
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post #4 of 22
Its still a little early in the game to say how good/bad the Z77 chipset is (or if any bugs come up) but I'm sure it would be a great upgrade. Your Z68 and an Ivy bridge CPU would still be a monster either way, so if you wanted to just upgrade the CPU and keep your current hardware, your perfectly fine.
As far as the higher TDP. Basically, the higher the number, the more cooling the chip will need to stay within spec temps as you said. A CPU with a TDP of 65w will run a lot cooler than a cpu with a TDP of 130w, and AFAIK the TDP alone doesn't affect overclocking potential.
Edited by *ka24e* - 1/13/12 at 9:36am
post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by jaywar View Post

Don't really need the 6 cores just want high overclocks.
You answered your own question. We don't know for sure how well it will overclock so far as voltage goes (remember, it will need/have tolerance for less being 22nm), but I don't think it'll do any worse than what we have now, and Ivy Bridge will also be faster clock for clock, so if you don't have a use for the extra cores of the Core i7 3930K, the Core i7 3770K will be faster.
post #6 of 22
No reason to get Z77 if you have P67/Z68. Unless there is some kind of better OC potential like it was with past generation no the OC its 90% based on the CPU and MB does not play a big part. If you are a gamer you want a 3770K. It will OC more and run much cooler. No need for 2 more core.
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post #7 of 22
The bigger the cpu chip die, the worse the overclocking will be.

Sandy bridge-e desktop cpus, in my opinion, stink.

The die is huge, and intel disabled 25 percent of the chip. Its native 8 core with 2 cores disabled. That mean intel is just selling you 8 core chips that werent good enough to be server cpus, so they sell you a broken chip for a lot of money.

Bigger dies means cpu is less efficient. Less efficient means less overclocking potential and much higher power draw.

I am guessing the new ivy bridge 3770k highly overclocked will be able to keep up with stock sandy bridge e in every single benchmark. We've been hearing 5.4-5.5 ghz as what you should expect with 3770k. At that speed 3770k will still use far less power than stock 3930k. That all you need to know bro. Wait another 3 months and buy ivy bridge.

These 6 core sandy bridge-e chips arent very good. Remember every sandy bridge-e is damaged goods that werent good enough to be xeons.
post #8 of 22
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Do you think LGA 2011 will be around as long as LGA 1366 was? From what I hear, late this year they will be coming out with Ivy Bridge-E for the 2011 socket. I wonder if this will be intels first stab at an 8 core monster. Also how many x 16 lanes does lga 2011 support vs ivy's z77?
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post #9 of 22
Im sure the new ivy bridge socket 2011 cpus when they are released at end of year will cost a fortune compared to 1155 socket chips. Plus you will have to wait 12 months to get 1, by that time intel will be working on follow up to ivy bridge, haswell, which will make socket 2011 pointless.
post #10 of 22
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Do you think LGA 2011 will be around as long as LGA 1366 was? From what I hear, late this year they will be coming out with Ivy Bridge-E for the 2011 socket. I wonder if this will be intels first stab at an 8 core monster. Also how many x 16 lanes does lga 2011 support vs ivy's z77?

Intel's first stab at an 8 core monster is...Sandy Bridge EP, the die that SNB-E is harvested from. IVB-E will be 10+ cores.
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