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Personally, I would wait to see if the 4770k will be enough for your needs since it's only 1.5 months away. However, the articles I've read so far seem to indicate that it's not going to be that much greater than the 3770k, just a lot more power efficient, so if you just want to get it done, I don't think you can really go wrong with the 3930k. It's going to be faster than the 4770k. Ivy Bridge-E isn't going till be Q4 2013 so that's out of the question.
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Sandy Bridge-E will not be made obsolete by Haswell. headscratch.gif
SB-e stomps Haswell.

Thats like saying the 2500k made the 980X obsolete.


What I was trying to say in terms of obsolete is that it's "older", and guessing how market demand is, everyone wants the latest and greatest; (this can work towards OP's benefit)

OP can see then if it's worth getting the Haswell after a bunch of benchmarks come out, or can settle with the SB-E for cheaper.
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Why not get a 3820 and wait for Ivy-E (Novemberish) and get yourself a 6 core then? (if 6 cores are needed)

I ended up doing that. R4E+3820 until Ivy-E is released, first time using a Asus motherboard applaud.gif Hope it's a good experience like my OC Formula from asrock was.


From the little info I've read (skimmed) on Haswell, it is a similar performance bump like Sandy->Ivy, 10-15%? maybe more who knows. The big changes are in efficiency though, mainly for ultrabooks and mobile SKU's.
Edited by Shogon - 4/16/13 at 10:59pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RX7-2nr View Post

Sandy Bridge-E will not be made obsolete by Haswell. headscratch.gif
SB-e stomps Haswell.

Thats like saying the 2500k made the 980X obsolete.
You'd better have a rethink:


Even Ivy "stomps" SB-E... Haswell will be on a completely different level. And by the way 2600k kinda made 980X obsolete, yeah. At least when it comes to gaming which is what most people use it for.
Edited by Anyway - 4/17/13 at 6:28am
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You'd better have a rethink:


Even Ivy stomps SB-E... Haswell will be on a completely different level. And by the way 2600k kinda made 980X obsolete, yeah. At least when it comes to gaming which is what most people use it for.


You are misinformed when saying that people use these cpus for gaming, as games are not what these cpu's excel at. Games, currently, are pretty limited on the amount of threads they utilize, where these chips excel with applications that can use many threads, such as video and photo editing.

Ivy does not "stomp" SB-E, especially if you look at applications that utilize the extra threads of SB-E.













And yes, the old 990x does beat the 2600k in most, if not all of these.
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^ What he said
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^ What he said

lol u took my words,

anyway my advice for OP is to get the 3930K it will be very good for the video editing ask me biggrin.gif i use After effects and adobe software and i can feel the deference between my machine and a friend of mine i got 3770k and he have 3930k anyway it will help a lot even in the work itself not just in rendering or exporting , and don't forget the Cuda are important , for the motherboard u r not going wrong but the Extreme are for extreme users not sure how extreme u r biggrin.gif anyway there is 2nd option Rampage formula witch have better on board audio etc.. some features also the extreme got better stuff for video editing etc like more ram slots sometime it have OC key witch is nice it will be cool to overclock on rampage extreme
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I was in the same boat. I decided to go with x79, however, I got a 3820 due to the fact I want to wait and see if IB-E will have an unlocked 8 core. Save a bit of money and still have a very nice chip for a while thumb.gif
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x79 if you're using threaded stuff.smile.gif
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i did the 3820 on socket 2011 also. supoposedly the cpu to max out the socket will be sometime next year.
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