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3960X die shot looks like this


2600K die shot looks like this




2600K looks like the chip on the right, 3960X looks like the chip on the left.

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Originally Posted by Rangerjr1 View Post

Is the chipset more expensive in it self or is it more expensive because its compatible with the CPUs?

We don't know the price of the Chipset, but imo LGA2011 board are more expensive than LGA 1155 boards because the socket is larger & more expensive, more Ram slot & channels are needed(most X79 board pack 8 Ram slots with quad channel support, LGA 1155 board carry no more than 4 & dual channel memory support), VRM & cooling requirement is much higher and a lot more PCIE lanes & switches are needed as SB-E have 40 Lanes from CPU compared to Sandy/Ivy's 16(20 for Xeons).
Edited by sherlock - 2/16/13 at 4:21pm
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Originally Posted by sherlock View Post

3960X die shot looks like this Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

2600K die shot looks like this
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2600K looks like the chip on the right, 3960X looks like the chip on the left. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

To further this, 3960X is a socket 2011, which means it uses 2011 protruding pins, where as the sandy/ivy bridges use 1155 pins, hence socket 1155.
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Originally Posted by Rangerjr1 View Post

Is the chipset more expensive in it self or is it more expensive because its compatible with the CPUs?

The number of pins also affects pricing, but there are many other factors that make x79 chipset motherboards more expensive.

EDIT: I've done some more researching about mobo pricing.

Pricing actually comes down to one thing caused by two parts: more layers. The more layer needed for a mobo, the higher the cost and a X79 mobo has more layers due to the two extra memory channes and 4 extra DIMM slots and as well the extra PCIe lanes.

Added features are Quad channel DDR3 vs dual channel DDR3, 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes vs 20 PCIe 2.0 (3.0 if a Gen3 Z68) lanes and more SATA 6GB possible, I think the server boards have like 10 SAS/SATA 6GB/s.
Edited by aznpersuazn - 2/16/13 at 4:18pm
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What sort of applications / games currently utilize all 6 cores and 12 threads? I'm wondering if it's a worthy upgrade to my 2600K or if I should wait a bit...

Also, in simplified terms what do cores and threads do for these applications and games exactly? tongue.gif

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What sort of applications / games currently utilize all 6 cores and 12 threads? I'm wondering if it's a worthy upgrade to my 2600K or if I should wait a bit...

Also, in simplified terms what do cores and threads do for these applications and games exactly? tongue.gif

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you can not upgrade your 2600k to 3930k or 3960x, they use different platforms, you have to buy another motherboard if you want to upgrade to those.
the direct upgrade of 2600k is the 3770k, not a big upgrade though.

if your PC is mainly for gaming, then forget about those 6 core processors, unless you just want to waste money.
Edited by ghostrider85 - 2/17/13 at 1:13am
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What sort of applications / games currently utilize all 6 cores and 12 threads? I'm wondering if it's a worthy upgrade to my 2600K or if I should wait a bit...

Also, in simplified terms what do cores and threads do for these applications and games exactly? tongue.gif

Thanks

Things like data compression(WinZip/RAR) and encoding ( Handbrake), Data from Tom's Hardware's 3970X review





Upgrading to 3930K/3960X would require you to sell your current mobo & 2600K though because you will need a X79 motherboard with these CPUs.
Edited by sherlock - 2/17/13 at 1:26pm
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