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Is it time to upgrade from 965 -> 4770k?

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Hey there,

One of my computers is running a lapped i7 965 @ 4.00Ghz that I won in 2008. It's been about 5 years since I used it and with 4770k coming out, would it be a good idea do make a switch?

My current specs:
  • i7 965 @ 4.00 Ghz
  • 24 Gb DDR3 CL9 1600 Triple Channel ( I use 12-16 GB already and rest is cached)
  • PCIe 2.0
  • Sata 2 ;(
  • 2x GTX 480


What I want to upgrade to:

Option 1:
  • i7 4770k @ 4.5-5.0 Ghz
  • 32 Gb DDR3 Dual Channel (64 Gb if new mobos have it)
  • PCIe 3.0
  • Sata 3
  • 2X GTX 780 (Will get later)

Option 2:
  • i7 3930k @ 4.5 Ghz
  • 64 Gb DDR3 Quad Channel
  • PCIe 3.0
  • Sata 3
  • 2X GTX 780 (Will get later)

Here is a comparison of compilation times in C++ :



I also have a few 840 Pro SSDs that will double the performance with SATA 3.0
What do you think? Is it a good idea to upgrade or should I wait another year? Also, what is a better option 1/2?

I do a lot of C++ programming so compilation times will help greatly. The 2x 780's will also be great for gaming and openg/directx development.

I need as much ram as possible for file caching in Windows 8. Also more ram helps shorten C++ compilation times and allows us to use additional Visual Studio Plugins and larger assets in some applications .
Edited by rootwoot - 5/27/13 at 11:06pm
post #2 of 6
i think it will be a great time to upgrade. pretty sure tho you will be limited to 32GB of RAM with haswell.
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What about getting a 3930k with 64GB Ram?

It has Quad Channel DDR3 and still has PCIe 3.0 and SATA3?

Or is 4770k better?
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if you need to make use of more RAM then yes, SB-E is the way to go and yes it suports upto quad channel with RAM.
PCIe 3.0 i think you need a hack for it that works with nVidia cards but cant recall much info on that.
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Originally Posted by stubass View Post

if you need to make use of more RAM then yes, SB-E is the way to go and yes it suports upto quad channel with RAM.
PCIe 3.0 i think you need a hack for it that works with nVidia cards but cant recall much info on that.

Thanks, I adjusted my post with some chart to indicate performance differences of 3930k vs 4770k in C++.
post #6 of 6
That chart has a 3970x in it not 3930. Unless wanting 64GB ram is a deal breaker I woud go with Haswell. z87 will support pcie3.0 and sata 3. Overall you will see big performance increase just from faster I/O and option to use 2800 MHz RAM
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