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4930K Retail - Mini Review

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by SimonMaltby, 10 Sep 2013.

  1. alex_123_fra

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Mar 2012

    Posts: 1,726

    Not wishing to sound pessimistic, but reading around, the 4930k and 4960x are poor clockers compared to SB-E. Simon I suspect your 4930k is way above average in terms of oc potential. Most folks are struggling to reach 4.5GHz and even that often takes 1.4v.

    We know about the in advisability of running much higher than 1.35v 24/7 on 22nm cores so it ain't looking good for Ivy-E overclocking at present. Hopefully a few more owners will come along so we can get a spread of results. Looking for an excuse to buy but I'm afraid coming from a 5Ghz+ able 3930k, I fear I'd end up with worse performance.
     
  2. nalla

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Jan 2007

    Posts: 1,102

    if this message was meant for simon, he dosent have a gigabyte board, he has an asus rampage m8, a lot of people are struggling to get over 4.3 ghz on the gigabyte ud3, myself included, i am thinking of upgrading my board for better clocks.
     
  3. PCZ

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Jul 2006

    Posts: 1,354

    That's what I am finding as well.
    Simon has a cherry chip and what he is achieving is not representative of the majority.
     
  4. andybird123

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Nov 2011

    Posts: 10,830

    I switched from a 3930K to a 4930K and I couldn't be happier

    my 3930k topped out at 4.5ghz before needing silly volts (4.4 if I wanted 2133 memory and PCIE3.0 turned on), so far I've got the 4930K at 4.6ghz at 1.308v, temps are currently around 65C full load

    Gigabyte have a beta bios that apparently improves vdroop so once I get that loaded I'll be pushing on to 4.7 and onwards
     
  5. scotsdragon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Apr 2013

    Posts: 2,120

    Location: Dundee, Scotland

    I thinkthe clocking issues are just like haswell was in the begining its just learning curves ealry haswell people were lucky to get 4.4ghz now they can do go much higher.
     
  6. PCZ

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Jul 2006

    Posts: 1,354

    Andy
    I have been avoiding GB boards for quite some time now because of the vdroop and throttling issues.
    Are you seeing any throttling running P95 ? particulary on the small fft's
     
  7. andybird123

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Nov 2011

    Posts: 10,830

    No throttling, just the vdroop which is adjustable for, but less of it would be nice

    Edit; on the latest bios now and LLC settings are working as they should, 0 droop on extreme setting and much less than previous on turbo and high settings
     
    Last edited: 21 Sep 2013
  8. kedge

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Sep 2010

    Posts: 3,753

    Only for the titan and 780, 680 later down the line?. Nice CPU though.
     
  9. gurusan

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 Sep 2006

    Posts: 13,483

    Location: Portland, OR

    Nice chip!

    ...but please, for the love of god, stop saying "brought" when you mean to say bought!
     
  10. Nickolp1974

    Soldato

    Joined: 15 May 2012

    Posts: 5,393

    Location: Louth, lincs

    @simon, do you know your batch # bud??
     
  11. SimonMaltby

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Nov 2002

    Posts: 2,218

    Location: Somerset

    Pic of chip in first post mate :)
     
  12. Nickolp1974

    Soldato

    Joined: 15 May 2012

    Posts: 5,393

    Location: Louth, lincs

    :o brains not in gear this morning, thanks simon