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I'm thinking about getting a 4930K and a X79 board. But is it too late now? When is Intel going to introduce a new high end desktop socket/chipset? Because i would gladly wait if its only a year or so smile.gif
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Second half of 2014
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X99 should be here come September
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Might as well wait since your system is still quite good!
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Anyone know if 2011-3 (that's what Haswell-E is right?) will be sticking around for a bit, or if Intel is going to start their "new release, new mobo" nonsense on the -E's as well?

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I'm pretty sure Haswell-E will be a whole different architecture. Different chipset, not sure about the socket though. DDR4 so I'm sure the motherboards will be a entire new lineup.
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post #7 of 11
There's no reason to go for x79 and x99 when having a 3770k.

High end is pretty much dead when it comes to gaming systems. More expensive processors offer just more cores and that's not helpful for games from one point onwards. Even using 4 cores efficiently is pushing it, let alone 6 (or even more).

Now, when x99 comes out it'll be using a processor architecture that will be 18 months old (haswell). DDR4 will also be too overpriced initially and not all that faster compared to DDR3. Essentially this strips the platform from any sort of potential.

Your best bet is to keep the system for 3-4 more years and switch to the x99 successor when it comes out. DDR4 will be more mature then and PCI-E Gen4 will also be used. Of course there still will be the risk of Intel bundling the platform with a 1-2 years old micro-architecture, but there's no way to avoid that.


Notice here how an old i7 970 for x58 is still quite fast and fine for anything you throw at it. Yeah, things are not like they were 15 years ago when you needed a new PC every 2-3 years. Nowadays you only need a GPU upgrade and you're set.

Of course you might just want to spend money on something or show off... thus ending up upgrading no matter what others suggest.
Edited by PsyM4n - 11/6/13 at 6:12am
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Originally Posted by Moragg View Post

Anyone know if 2011-3 (that's what Haswell-E is right?) will be sticking around for a bit, or if Intel is going to start their "new release, new mobo" nonsense on the -E's as well?

Yes, Haswell-e will be on something called "lga 2011-3", but nobody knows yet exactly what that is, or how long it will be with us.

Could be like lga 2011 and last for years, or it could be like lga 1366 and be practically dead on arrival.

and yes, DDR4 is bound to be exorbitantly expensive at first. The up side is that much like the early i7 920 adopters, you could probably build a Haswell-e system and be good with just that for years. But it will cost you a pretty penny.

Or you could sit tight and see where things go with Skylake (the next big architecture after Haswell-e, mid 2015). That's what I'm doing. Haswell-e is TOO hotly anticipated, and has TOO many uncertainties.
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Skylake-E is where its at.
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Originally Posted by Maximization View Post

Skylake-E is where its at.

 

That's when I plan to do an awesome build, but by then AMD's hQ and HSA and Mantle may have changed the playing field.

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