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I had a i7 950 rig with 6gb 3 channel ram and 6870 crossfire. sold it in Q4 2011 and planning to buy a new system in Q3 2012. It's probably too early to discuss this because lots of new hardware will be out by then but i still want to satisfy my earness on the topic smile.gif

So what i do with my computer is video producing. I use Cyberlink Power Director Ultra 64bit to create 720p videos. I also edit HD videos, add subtitles etc... And they are very CPU intensive tasks(even my previous 4.2Ghz i7 950 had sometimes hard time to keep up). So the cpu has to be something that can be able to overclock at high frequencies (4.6Ghz+)

The question is this. Which CPU would meet my expectations, give me more performance than my previous 950 (in video editing) an 8 core AMD Vishera (Piledriver cores) or 4c/8t Ivy Bridge 3770?

What do you think about AMD chipsets NB and SB? They lack PCI-E 3.0, 3 or 4 channel memory etc... Intel on the other hand has PCI-E 3.0 with Z77. I'm really leaning towards Intel when it comes to new slick features but cost of a Z77 mobo and i7 3770 is my concern. If a 3770 costs like 2700K costs today then it will be a no go.

Other than video editing. I mostly play RPG and RTS games. Skyrim, Witcher 2, Mass Effect 3(most def), Total War Shogun to name a few.
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Well Intel all the way for those sort of things, An i7-2600K would be the way to go, but in Ivy -Bridge form. If you wait till Q3 they should have had a price drop by then.

If you had the money I would be going with a 3930k and a X79 board. They are work horses and just go. Though you will find an Ivy chip to probably be just as fast while cooler and overclocking better.

GPU wise, well it's to hard to tell right now because of everything coming out. I would go with the AMD 7950 / 7870 or a new GTX 670 something not top of the line but close to it. I think you would find Nvidia would be better for yourself because of CUDA and whatnot.

I think that about answers it in a nice summary smile.gif
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I believe it will be called the 3770K? Basically Ivy-Bridge i7 2600k.

Best power CPU avaliable until you get to $500 plus for video editing.
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Well Intel all the way for those sort of things, An i7-2600K would be the way to go, but in Ivy -Bridge form. If you wait till Q3 they should have had a price drop by then.

If you had the money I would be going with a 3930k and a X79 board. They are work horses and just go. Though you will find an Ivy chip to probably be just as fast while cooler and overclocking better.

Nope, not happening sorry. Six core Sandy chips cost an arm and a leg and i doubt Intel will drop their prices significantly by Q3 2012. I prefer to spend my money on better GPU instead of a six core chip because 4 core/8 therad CPU also provides an acceptable level of performance in games and video editing you know. And the difference between six and 4 core intel chips i negligible if i'm not mistaken. Wish i had money, then Ivy- Bridge E would be my choice.

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GPU wise, well it's to hard to tell right now because of everything coming out. I would go with the AMD 7950 / 7870 or a new GTX 670 something not top of the line but close to it. I think you would find Nvidia would be better for yourself because of CUDA and whatnot.

Thank you. We think similarly. In fact I'm thinking of getting the top dog, GTX 680. Will it be out by September 2012?
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One thinn i'd like to know is what the lucid hydra chips for on z77 mobos. Can users combine Intel HD graphics power with a dedicated GPU?
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