Originally Posted by Cyro999
Well, a lot of low threaded stuff would run 1.5x as fast on a 4670k. A few niche programs, maybe more than that. If they truly don't take advantage of many threads, a 4930k (ivy bridge) would perform worse than a 4670k (haswell) slightly, while costing a lot lot lot more. There's also no need for hyperthreading (4770k over 4670k) unless you want the ~10-30% performance gain in applications that can be split well across significantly more than four threads
Isn't the ivy a good oc'er though? From what I understand, it would be fairly easy to make up for the slightly weaker core.
Yea, I want the performance, even if I rarely take advantage of it. I do on occasion fiddle around in Photoshop, lite video editing, and things like that.
I mean, the 4770k isn't really an issue, spending the $600ish isn't a *concern (I feel good spending in that area for a upgrade). It's the $800 I'd of been looking at for the 4930k that is getting outside of my comfort zone, for a upgrade.
But yea, I'm just going to stick to the 4770k. It will be a fine CPU for what I need, and, for things I don't always need. The 4930k would simply be so I felt better looking at my CPU usage, and felt more prepared for things wanting more core later. Though, chances are, I'd want to upgrade by then anyway.
*Not a concern as in I've already descused spending that amount with my wife, and won't get in trouble for spending it Edited by Chargeit - 3/4/14 at 4:18pm