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These days I'm not up-to-date with the latest hardware as I used to be but I recently discovered that the first Haswell CPUs were out (I usually just forget about stuff after I read about it so I don't have to wait - primitive I know, but very effective).

I'm currently looking at the 4770K which is currently available for the same price as the 3770K. I do have read some of the controversies surrounding the new CPUs but none of which bothers me except the performance.

Despite having just come out a month ago or so, you think any new CPUs is on the horizon despite this recent release? I'm not expecting a brand new architecture but something with at least some noticeable performance upgrade over the previous generation.

I'm not going to wait for ages to get a new CPU, cause I don't see any point in it, but on the other hand I don't mind waiting for a while to see something worthwhile coming out.

I'm currently running an i7 950 which has served me very well for the past couple of years but I think it's time to upgrade the CPU now that I recently upgraded my GPU big time (GTX280 to Titan).

Even if 4770K would be a significant upgrade for me, do you think it will be worthwile despite being pretty much on par with 3770K?

The 4770K goes for around $300-330 where I live which I find very affordable for a top tier Intel CPU.


But to get to the point, is there any $400-450 CPU around in the corner or is the next thing coming out going to be the next generation of Haswell CPUs?

Worth adding is that I use my CPU for x264 enconding and gaming.
Edited by Votkrath - 7/15/13 at 11:00am
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The 4770K should be a worth-while buy for you.

If the 4700K and 3770K cost very similar, get the 4700k because newer is better thumb.gif Unless the LGA1150 motherboards costs much more for you compared to LGA1155 motherboards (unlikely)

If you want more cores, you could wait for the Ivy-bridge E processors (6 cores) to come out (in 2 month), or you could grab a i7-3930K which will cost about $500 if you buy it new, or much cheaper if it is second hand.
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post #3 of 9
The reason some people like the 3770K more is that the 4770K gets hot. It needs significant cooling to overclock effectively. Clock for clock, Haswell is still better and uses less power. If you aren't going to be upset about overclocking limitations, go for Haswell.
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I might wait and see what the 4930K will look like, if it's going to be in reasonable price range - since there will also be a 4960X, hopefully the 4930K will be as mentioned, reasonably priced.

Since the 49xx processors are ivy-bridge it will run on the 2011 socket which annoys me for some weird reason, since all the other new processors run on the 1155 socket - but hey, I guess you usually upgrade your MB with your new CPU anyway, unless you buy a new CPU every 6 months.

Either way, I guess it comes down to the performance of the 49xx processors. If they do not keep up, then I'll go with a 4770K. But since more cores is just positive for enconding, I surely hope the 4930K will be worthwhile.
Edited by Votkrath - 7/15/13 at 11:21am
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I don't know man all the 2011 stuff is overly expensive. I say go with the 1150 if your trying to future proof some. From what I've seen 1150 is pretty close price range to 1155 stuff.

I think there were only a couple things about 2011 being overly priced compared to 1155 that made it worth it for some people. The ability to run more ram and I think something about faster native pcie lanes.
   
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post #7 of 9
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I'm considering getting the 4770K and wait for the possibility of a Haswell-E 8-core (non-extreme).

But are we 100% sure yet that you can use the current Haswell mobo's for the Haswell-E CPUs?

I'm not necessarily interested in DDR4 memory right now so I'm fine with running DDR3 until whenever I decide to upgrade my mobo again and so on.


What 1150 mobo's are available right now? Which ones do guys recommend that should run fine with Haswell-E CPUs?

I need at least 8 sata ports, preferably 10.

I'm considering the Z87 Deluxe due to it's 10 sata ports. Is it any good? and what's the difference between the normal Deluxe and Deluxe Dual - is it related to the wireless module?
post #8 of 9
Haswell-E will not be on the same socket as Haswell, just like Sandy-E and Ivy-E are not. You won't be able to use a Haswell Z87, socket 1150, motherboard for Haswell-E.
Edited by Forceman - 8/5/13 at 6:18pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Forceman View Post

Haswell-E will not be on the same socket as Haswell, just like Sany-E and Ivy-E are not. You won't be able to use a Haswell Z87, socket 1150, motherboard for Haswell-E.


Ah, I see. Then 4930K it is!
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