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well the 3930K scores 12pts in Cinebench 11 @ 4. something GHz . How much does the 2600K score? I think 7pts and my old 1090T scored 7pts @ 4.1GHz. so its not really a big upgrade from my old 1090T tongue.gif


Mentioned the 2600k route since you may have no system right now. Easily upgradeable to Ivy Bridge few months later when released.


Hey if 2 more cores and slightly better performance is worth 400$+ go ahead with X79.
post #22 of 26
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If you're interested in Ivy Bridge-E (extreme) you can get the 3820 and a Rampage IV Formula for $700.

i agree with this, its fast looking to be my choice over IB as the I7 3820 is proving to be a nice overclocker.. then later this year check out the IB-E line up thumb.gif
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post #23 of 26
Ivy-bridge are 4-core while 3930K is 6-core, the additional 2 core are worth its price. with x79 board you also get benefit from quad channel RAM, built in usb 3.0 and so on
post #24 of 26
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Mentioned the 2600k route since you may have no system right now. Easily upgradeable to Ivy Bridge few months later when released.
Hey if 2 more cores and slightly better performance is worth 400$+ go ahead with X79.

In the apps that utilize the cores it's not really 'a small' difference. A 3930K will still spank a 3770K in the apps where the performance really matters. 2fps more in SC2 isn't really that important.

Also X79 has a nice upgrade path to IB-E and also if you're going to need those extra cores then you're screwed on 1155 because IB is going to be the last CPUs released on that platform.
 
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post #25 of 26
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the 3960X doesn't really make any sense from a value or performance standpoint. The 3930K OCs just as well, performs just as well, and consumes just as much power.
All the Xtreme edition has over the 3930K is the name, and the price. (and well yes 3MB of extra cache, but I'd like to see you find a bench/app where that even shows)


Exactly, the 3960X is $1000 vs 3930k $600... $400 more for +3mb cache and +100Mhz speed. Other than that, everything else is pretty much same.

 
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Buy now, be happy! I bought a 2700k and haven't looked back.
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