Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie
I am not sure if you are being serious, and actually believe this, or just trolling for the lolz.Is the 3970X at over $1,000 a great buy? No, it has a huge price premium on it. Is it a beast processor? Yup. But that still doesn't mean it currently sits comfortable at the top of the performance throne
I guess there must be a miscommunication somewhere. I agree with what you said in bold above.
Strictly performance-wise, the 4770K will be better in some situations and the 3970X will be better in some situations. It all depends on the specific situation. When including price in the conversation, the 3970X's ~$700 mark-up isn't worth the performance increase, but to some people that use heavily threaded apps, the 3930K's ~$150 mark-up would definitely be worth it.