Originally Posted by Mako0312
I just use it for gaming. I might rip some blu rays every now, and again.
Or should I wait for a 6 core Haswell? Since I have a feeling gaming in the future coming up will be using more coresoles getting even more cores.
I also plan on upgrading to a GTX 780.
According to Tech Report, the Haswell quad-core i7-4770K performs at par
to the i7-970 in multi-threaded apps, while having a substantial lead over its predecessor in single-threaded performance. See the chart at the end of this post for details.
The biggest advantage to going Haswell is the additional functionality found in their corresponding Z87-chipset motherboards (e.g. PCIe 3.0, USB 3.0, SATA-III) and greatly reduced power consumption.
In case you're wondering, the state-of-the-art on Intel 6-core processors is the Sandy Bridge-E (e.g. i7-3960X) currently, with Ivy Bridge-E chips coming out this fall. Haswell-E is a long, long way off.