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So I'm about to purchase a new CPU tomorrow for my X79 board, and I'm kinda in a hard spot in the choice between these 2 CPUs. I'd like some advice as this will probably be my first and last major purchase on this platform for another 3-5 years before I start moving to a future mobo/cpu in the next upgrade cycle.

Heres what I do in a daily work basis: I have lots of CAD programs, Solidworks, CATIA, AutoCAD, 3DS MAX and Adobe CS suite
I do large assemblies/designs sometime at home to alleviate some of the large workloads I have to deal at work. I also do 3d modeling, Rendering, some Photoshop and Content creation as another hobby.

Gaming is something I do commonly as well though as many here would agree Ivy-E is overkill for gaming. Though I'm placing hopes that multithreaded gaming becomes more relevant as times goes.

So what would be good for CPU for this task for another 3-5 years? 4820K or 4930K?

Budget is not an option, Its either one or the other on this platform.

~ Roaches
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It's obvious, the 4930k, I would take the 4790k over the 4820k at this point, or, if you have the loot, wait for Haswell-E...imagine 6-8 Haswell cores, I am drooling just thinking about those chips...
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It's obvious, the 4930k, I would take the 4790k over the 4820k at this point, or, if you have the loot, wait for Haswell-E...imagine 6-8 Haswell cores, I am drooling just thinking about those chips...

4790k? did you just make that up?

if what you are doing would benefit from 6c/12thread then obviously the 4930k is for you, otherwise the 4820k is fine.
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4930K. hands down. There is no reason to run any other chip on this platform for this kind of work. Maybe the 4960x, but the price vs performance gain is not very good. If you play the waiting game, you may be waiting forever. We don't really know what Haswell-E will bring as far as real world performance. But when it comes out we will only be a year away from the next great thing. It never ends. I don't expect Haswell-E to be anything earth shattering. DDR4 might shake things up but it will be stupid expensive. So, get the 4930K and enjoy.
 
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4790k? did you just make that up?

if what you are doing would benefit from 6c/12thread then obviously the 4930k is for you, otherwise the 4820k is fine.
Devil's Canyon, dropping in June, one has my name on it, improved Haswell...
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Devil's Canyon, dropping in June, one has my name on it, improved Haswell...

oh gotcha, the haswell refresh! right on, you going to drop the 4930k for it?
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oh gotcha, the haswell refresh! right on, you going to drop the 4930k for it?
Doing a SFF build with my 750Ti....it has to be small, so that I could hide it from my Wife..biggrin.gif
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4930K. hands down. There is no reason to run any other chip on this platform for this kind of work. Maybe the 4960x, but the price vs performance gain is not very good. If you play the waiting game, you may be waiting forever. We don't really know what Haswell-E will bring as far as real world performance. But when it comes out we will only be a year away from the next great thing. It never ends. I don't expect Haswell-E to be anything earth shattering. DDR4 might shake things up but it will be stupid expensive. So, get the 4930K and enjoy.

That was one of my concerns about Haswell-E, DDR4 may be too expensive on the overall bill of materials cost for components on building a Haswell-E based workstation. Plus I can't be waiting for Q3 2014 as I'm dealing with larger projects at work, thus my choice to hop in Ivy-E while the iron's hot.

My transition to Z77 to X79 Ivy E is a little over $1300 in new parts so far, which fits well in my overall projected budget as my max is $2000.

Just ordered the 4930K thumb.gif Thanks guys for the advice, +Reps.
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That was one of my concerns about Haswell-E, DDR4 may be too expensive on the overall bill of materials cost for components on building a Haswell-E based workstation. Plus I can't be waiting for Q3 2014 as I'm dealing with larger projects at work, thus my choice to hop in Ivy-E while the iron's hot.

My transition to Z77 to X79 Ivy E is a little over $1300 in new parts so far, which fits well in my overall projected budget as my max is $2000.

Just ordered the 4930K thumb.gif Thanks guys for the advice, +Reps.

Your welcome. It's a sweet chip. And perfect for low cost pro work station. A lot better than Xeon prices. lol
 
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Your welcome. It's a sweet chip. And perfect for low cost pro work station. A lot better than Xeon prices. lol

Hehe Xeon prices scare me, though I'd rather hold my breath for a future HEDT 12 Core from intel. I'd like to have twice the threads on a personal supercomputer on my next upgrade cycle from X79 to a future chipset of the not so far future hopefully. redface.gif
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