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Poll Results: Which CPU is better for Titan SLI?

 
  • 36% (16)
    4770k
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    3930k
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post #21 of 32
An upgrade in my power supply helped me push the memory on my titans by over 300mhz. I think an 850w power supply for an O'Cd 2600k and two overclocked titans was pushing it....

Maybe you can upgrade the PSU if its on the border. It may help with your OC.
post #22 of 32
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Thanks for the answers guys.

I actually did mean the 4770k.

I know we dont know much about it but I am guessing it will at least be 10% faster than 3770k.

If the 4770k is released in late June or July than 3930k will be my only option anyway. My brother in law is coming from SF in mid June.

I am also leaning towards 3930k.

Mainly because the motherboard I will have for it will also support Ivy-E which is postponed for later this year.

And about the CPU cooler, I will probably go with H100i it seems.
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post #23 of 32
Honestly, having went from a 3930K to a 3570K with SLI 580's, I can tell you there is a negligible difference between the two platforms. With the marginal increases from Haswell, I suspect the same will hold true for that as well when you compare it to the SB-E platform. From my experience, SB-E only really shines when you have Tri or Quad SLI (Tri-SLI GTX 580's was fun to play with on SB-E for a short time, but consumed WAY too much power). For single GPU or dual, at most, any variety of SB, IB, or the upcoming Haswell, will make more sense from a cost/benefit perspective.

Even though Titans are much more advanced GPU's compared to my old Fermi's, the truth of the matter is that if you are only gaming, you're only tapping into about half of the potential of it anyway as the compute performance is where these monsters really do shine. wink.gif

I say save your money and stick with what you have (even for a pair of Titans), or go with Haswell if you are going to be able to upgrade for a small difference in price. thumb.gif
     
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Which one would be better? Any thoughts?

I wonder if 6 cores really make a difference with an SLI setup that is so powerful? Or should I just go with a 4770k and OC the heck out of it?

Also which CPU cooler would be the best? I am thinking of one similar to H100 but will be selling my current mobo+cpu+h100 to a friend, hence why I need a new combo.

Thanks in advance.

You can't discuss core count without also discussing your applications. For single-threaded gaming, the 4770K will probably be a little faster. For well implemented multi-threaded applications, the 3930K is going to crush the 4770K.

There are clear cases where a 3930K make better sense -- H.264 encoding, rendering, etc., where the 6 cores + HT are going to be fully utilized. Gaming, not so much.

I think your estimate of 10% better performance than a 3770K is on target. Some people around here think Haswell is some kind of magical silver bullet. For people using the IGP, it might be. For anybody with a PCIe video card, it's a minor upgrade.

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Edited by hammong - 4/14/13 at 8:30am
post #25 of 32
3930K. From what I understand, better OCing without needing delidding, and of course more cores/threads to play with if you want to.

My 3930K runs fine at 4.6GHz under a halfway decent air cooler, and I have it crunching for BOINC nearly 24/7.

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Oh, you said 4770K. My bad.

In that case, wait and see, if you want. I'd probably still go with the 3930K since I don't bother with the waiting game, and then there is also IB-E as a potential option. That aside, I like having the extra crunching headroom of the 6 cores/12 threads. I was hoping there would be an equivalent 8/16 CPU coming out.
Edited by Wrend - 4/15/13 at 8:47am
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post #26 of 32

are games more limited by speed or # of cores...? thinking.gif

 

**Consider -

 

1. Haswell in Dual channel packs nearly as much bandwidth on its IMC throughput as SB-E with Quad channel does

2. Haswell will clock much better at much lower vcore

3. Haswell will be cheaper than SB-E 

4. Neither platform supports DDR4

 

 

... I think the Q should be - What advantage does SB-E have anymore over Haswell once its released..? Number of cores is the only advantage..and it comes at a high cost.

post #27 of 32
To be honest switching from a 5Ghz 2500k to a 4.7Ghz 3930k has yielded between 0% and 0% perceivable difference in my daily PC activities which includes competitive FPS and RTS gaming. Then again I'm using single card lol.

There's really no point in going with x79 for gaming unless running 3 or more cards (for the added bandwidth) or if you actually need the CPU horsepower which 99% of games do not. You'd be paying extra for unnecessary performance and higher power usage then the mainstream platforms. Unless you're doing it for epeen you're shooting yourself in the wallet. I know you said you have no choice since you can't wait for the 4770k to release but that's my 2c.
But I will admit the rampage IV Extreme is one SEXY beast.

I will be sidegrading to 4770k on release day so if you're still interested in x79 give me a shout maybe we can work something out.

[edit] As well, H220 is a TOP pick, amazing cooler. Hard to find stock but they just received more stock last week and their production rate is increasing as they moved production to a bigger facility.
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post #28 of 32
I say wait and see how much improvement 4770K will bring, then make your decision.
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post #29 of 32
Ah... There IS the possible exception that in the next year with the consoles being 8 cores with x86 architecture, future games might favor cores like Crysis 3 did, and in that game the AMD piledrivers were surprisingly completive given their lower IPC to Intel's, but that's just my theory, although it seems likely.
     
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post #30 of 32
If you only game, go for a 4770k, you won't notice the difference and you'll save much money you could put on games/ssd's/Oculus Rift/ watercooling loop/a trip to cuba
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