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Core I7 980X or 4770K?

Poll Results: Should i retire X58 and go Z87?

 
  • 58% (21)
    Yes. She's lived a good life
  • 41% (15)
    No. Plenty of life left in her
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post #1 of 13
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Now i have a real dilemma. lachen.gif Talk a guy down on a 980X to 350. rolleyes.gif No extreme clocks. He clocked it to 4Ghz for its entire life. Is it even worth 350 these days with the 4770K a week away? I kinda want to buy it but on the other hand i kinda feel i should just retire X58.

Right now i have a W3570 at 4.6Ghz so the 980X would just be for increasing benchmark scores.
Edited by Stay Puft - 5/24/13 at 7:49am
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post #2 of 13
maybe if you need it 980x.... if you dont use multithreaded apps go with i7 4770k ..lower heat, lower heat,power consumption,future-proof socket, cheaper plataform
post #3 of 13
Leave x58 behind mate. The i7 4770k will be better especially if you only need 4 cores.

MUCH lower power consumption and its a future proof socket. LGA 1366 is almost 3-4 years old and LGA 1150 is one week away from birth. thumb.gif
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post #4 of 13
4770k even with it's unknown temps and overclocking headroom.
    
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post #5 of 13
+1 vote for haswell
    
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post #6 of 13
The 4770k will be significantly faster than a 980x since it is a more efficient architecture and has higher overclock potential. Even though the 980x has 4 more threads, Haswell is about 35% faster clock for clock compared with Gulftown so you will definitely notice the difference in single threaded as well as multithreaded applications. Haswell is also cheaper and will be more upgradeable in the future so it's definitely the right choice thumb.gif
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post #7 of 13
All depends on the work loads you are going to be working with. Anything really multithreaded is going to be better on the 980x but considering haswell will probably be 35-40% faster clock for clock with likely higher top clocks it's going to lose in the vast majority of applications and barely be beating the 4770k in tasks that do utilize all 12 threads.
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post #8 of 13
I would say go for the 4770K.
post #9 of 13
Didn't you used to have a 3770K? Unless I'm confusing you with another Stay Puft.

Anyway, Haswell ftw. Better performance (unless you can actually make use of all the threads on the 980) lower power consumption and new features like PCI-E 3.0! Do eet!
post #10 of 13
I'd say go for that 4770K. You should improvements in power consumption and overclockability. thumb.gif
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