Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › 3930K vs 3960x vs 4930K vs 4960X which to go for?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

3930K vs 3960x vs 4930K vs 4960X which to go for?

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Heyo guys biggrin.gif, as said a bit i'm planning to upgrade my CPU , but i'm kind of wondering which one to go for out of this lot, i know the X series may have better sillicon and achieve better OC's but the K's are a much better value for money it seems (though 3960x and 4930k prices seem to be the same)

also if it's any info, my voltage limit would be 1.4v and hoping to get a 4.5-4.7 + (on a gigabyte x79 ud3 (8+1 VRM) with 32GB 1866 Ram

(also sorry if im being a bit of a tard)
post #2 of 26
Better to go with the 1650 or 1650 V2. The Xeon versions of the 3930k and 4930k. Xeons tend to be better overclockers.

I'd go for the V2 version myself. Another option, though expensive @$700(ebay) is the 1680 V2 8 core. All cpus mentioned are unlocked.

The 1650s work with your board, just checked on gigabytes website, 1680 V2 , not sure. Most likely though.
post #3 of 26
i got my i7 3930k for 100$ shipped in ebay and it runs 24/7 at 4.6ghz at 1.3v very cheap upgrade considering the cpu.. i came from an i7 3820

the 3930k can keep up with every single task (gaming and rendering) just as good as expensive newer cpus.
Yukss´s rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k @4.6ghz HT 1.3 v EVGA X79 FTW gtx 1080 FE with EK waterblock 16gb Corsair Vengance 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
OCZ vertex 3 240gb  Samsung 1tb Custom Watercooling Loop Windows 10 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 27" 2ms 1920*1080 G.SKILL km570 mx Corsair HX 850w Thermaltake core p5 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Saitek R.A.T 5 Razer Goliathus speed SoundBlaster x-fi Titaniun 
  hide details  
Reply
Yukss´s rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k @4.6ghz HT 1.3 v EVGA X79 FTW gtx 1080 FE with EK waterblock 16gb Corsair Vengance 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
OCZ vertex 3 240gb  Samsung 1tb Custom Watercooling Loop Windows 10 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 27" 2ms 1920*1080 G.SKILL km570 mx Corsair HX 850w Thermaltake core p5 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Saitek R.A.T 5 Razer Goliathus speed SoundBlaster x-fi Titaniun 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 26
The UD3 is a very bad board for overclocking... I have one and i cannot achieve a stable 4.2 even at 1.3V where on my ASRock Fatal1ty Champion with the same voltage i can achieve 4.6
Ill just put a Xeon on it and have a second rig. biggrin.gif
post #5 of 26
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by narutonic View Post

The UD3 is a very bad board for overclocking... I have one and i cannot achieve a stable 4.2 even at 1.3V where on my ASRock Fatal1ty Champion with the same voltage i can achieve 4.6
Ill just put a Xeon on it and have a second rig. biggrin.gif

i have had issues OCing on the board but i thought it was just me not doing it right o-o
post #6 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post

Better to go with the 1650 or 1650 V2. The Xeon versions of the 3930k and 4930k. Xeons tend to be better overclockers.

I'd go for the V2 version myself. Another option, though expensive @$700(ebay) is the 1680 V2 8 core. All cpus mentioned are unlocked.

The 1650s work with your board, just checked on gigabytes website, 1680 V2 , not sure. Most likely though.

I'll +1 this...

1650 V2s are pretty cheap and perform well. If my 3930k wasn't such a good clocker thats the route I would have gone...

The 1680 V2 is great as well but still carry a pretty hefty price tag.
 
Play Server
(9 items)
 
NAS
(11 items)
 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon L5640 Intel Xeon L5640 Dell R710 Mobo Hynix 144GB DDR3 ECC PC3L-10600R 
Hard DrivePowerCaseOther
Intel X25-M G2 80GB Redundant 840W PSU Dell 710 2.5" - Google Search Appliance Dell Perc H700 Raid Controller 
Other
Dell iDRAC6 Enterprise 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon E5-2670 v1 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v1 SuperMicro X9DRL-iF 64GB Kingston ECC (kvr16r11d4/16HA) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
12x 4TB HGST 5K4000 SanDisk SSD 960GB (cache) Scythe AP-29 FreeNAS 
PowerCaseOther
Corsair AX750 Norco RPC-4224 3x LSI 9211-8i (HBA) 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Play Server
(9 items)
 
NAS
(11 items)
 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon L5640 Intel Xeon L5640 Dell R710 Mobo Hynix 144GB DDR3 ECC PC3L-10600R 
Hard DrivePowerCaseOther
Intel X25-M G2 80GB Redundant 840W PSU Dell 710 2.5" - Google Search Appliance Dell Perc H700 Raid Controller 
Other
Dell iDRAC6 Enterprise 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon E5-2670 v1 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v1 SuperMicro X9DRL-iF 64GB Kingston ECC (kvr16r11d4/16HA) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
12x 4TB HGST 5K4000 SanDisk SSD 960GB (cache) Scythe AP-29 FreeNAS 
PowerCaseOther
Corsair AX750 Norco RPC-4224 3x LSI 9211-8i (HBA) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by curryimpeh View Post

i have had issues OCing on the board but i thought it was just me not doing it right o-o
Oh and make sure you have the latest bios , your board may smoke away biggrin.gif
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfTqlGylD68
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Gigabyte-MOSFET-G1.Assassin-2-GA-X79-UD3-GA-X79-UD5,14374.html ( the update of the news is false Gigabyte achieve 5.3GHz... On 2cores and the overclocking is now very bad)
post #8 of 26
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by narutonic View Post

Oh and make sure you have the latest bios , your board may smoke away biggrin.gif
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfTqlGylD68
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Gigabyte-MOSFET-G1.Assassin-2-GA-X79-UD3-GA-X79-UD5,14374.html ( the update of the news is false Gigabyte achieve 5.3GHz... On 2cores and the overclocking is now very bad)

I got the F20 bios in, and it seems to not like OCing as much o-o


....

okay after seeing all these, i'm kind of not willing to go all the way with OCing on this mobo..

might put my x99/ryzen upgrade sooner than i thought...
Edited by curryimpeh - 4/19/17 at 2:39pm
post #9 of 26
Yep with the old F5 Bios you could achieve a pretty decent overclock http://www.anandtech.com/show/5271/gigabyte-gax79ud3-review/2
He was able to achieve 4.5 with F5 Bios.
post #10 of 26
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by narutonic View Post

Yep with the old F5 Bios you could achieve a pretty decent overclock http://www.anandtech.com/show/5271/gigabyte-gax79ud3-review/2
He was able to achieve 4.5 with F5 Bios.

Im kinda worried after seeing my board on fire haha :'D, makes me wary about putting the 6 core on it and OCing it
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › 3930K vs 3960x vs 4930K vs 4960X which to go for?