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Hi guys,

I just wanted to ask if I will get any benefit by upgrading to 3930K from 2600K .

I am using my PC for running multiple VMware Workstations with some other applications running inside (If I could get running more workstations it would be great), web browsing, gaming, watching movies and other standard things ... so I am mainly focused on VMware performance and on fact how many workstations I am able run with decent performance on every each one, because I know I won't get any benefit in games and standard things like movies , browsing web and so on.

Thx for info/opinions smile.gif
post #2 of 17
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Originally Posted by Flisker_new View Post

Hi guys,
I just wanted to ask if I will get any benefit by upgrading to 3930K from 2600K .
I am using my PC for running multiple VMware Workstations with some other applications running inside (If I could get running more workstations it would be great), web browsing, gaming, watching movies and other standard things ... so I am mainly focused on VMware performance and on fact how many workstations I am able run with decent performance on every each one, because I know I won't get any benefit in games and standard things like movies , browsing web and so on.
Thx for info/opinions smile.gif

Since your running a bunch of VM's a 6 core cpu with 12 threads will already be far superior to a 4 core cpu with 8 threads just in terms of L2 and L3 cache. The x79 platform will be much better than the 1155 platform for virtualization since you can run twice as much ram. Obviously allocating ram to VM's is important and a big factor of performance.
I'd simply go with the SB-E 3930k your doing some serious heavy lifting and will definitely benefit from a hexa core intel cpu.
- chmodlabs
post #3 of 17
IMO for running multiple VMware Workstations i would get the 3930K with a nice lga2011 board such as Asus x79 P8X79 or x79 maximusIV. even Asrock x79 or gigabyte x79 boards are good too.. also 32GB RAM for this aswell would be perfect thumb.gif

the 3930k being a hex core and 12 threads will beat the 2600K hands down for this project smile.gif
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Hi chmodlabs,

Thx for lightspeed fast reply , btw is it worth investing in 3960X , I am asking cos I have one on the way (I got it quite cheap) so I am am not sure wether I should sell 60X and buy 30K and save some money or stay with 60X. In benchmarks I saw , sure it was games and stuff like that, was no real benefit in this twice more expensive extreme edition cpu. As far as I know difference is just bigger L3 or is there anything else to pay for ?
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Originally Posted by Flisker_new View Post

Hi chmodlabs,
Thx for lightspeed fast reply , btw is it worth investing in 3960X , I am asking cos I have one on the way (I got it quite cheap) so I am am not sure wether I should sell 60X and buy 30K and save some money or stay with 60X. In benchmarks I saw , sure it was games and stuff like that, was no real benefit in this twice more expensive extreme edition cpu. As far as I know difference is just bigger L3 or is there anything else to pay for ?

All you will get is the improved cache, from 12mb to 15mb. I don't think it's worth it. Make sure you have one of the newer C2 stepping with the virtualization bug fixes etc.
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Yes, but just remember that directed I/O is non-functional on the B3 steppings. You may have issues allocated memory and threads.

Edit: +rep to aesthetics for mentioning it.
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the only real difference is as you said the L3 cache.. and i think abit more MHz but its not worth it imo to get a 3960x over the 3930k.. smile.gif
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post #8 of 17
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Hi chmodlabs,
Thx for lightspeed fast reply , btw is it worth investing in 3960X , I am asking cos I have one on the way (I got it quite cheap) so I am am not sure wether I should sell 60X and buy 30K and save some money or stay with 60X. In benchmarks I saw , sure it was games and stuff like that, was no real benefit in this twice more expensive extreme edition cpu. As far as I know difference is just bigger L3 or is there anything else to pay for ?

Not worth the investment. The only difference is 2mb more cache, literally that is the only difference. You wouldn't even notice the 3% performance increase of the 3960x. Save $400 and go for the 3930k, you won't be disappointed.
Use the money you saved to get some nice SSD's to really boost VM performance.
- chmodlabs
post #9 of 17
I may buy the 3960X from you if you are looking for a buyer. PM me and let me know.

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post #10 of 17
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Thank you all guys for input, I rly appreciate that . I think I will go for 3930k than smile.gif
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