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Intel Core i7-4770K vs i7-4930K

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Bob12345, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Bob12345


    Joined: Jun 22, 2013

    Posts: 2


    Intel Core i7-4770K vs i7-4930K

    I will be using the PC mainly for heavy gaming and media (Blu ray etc). I want to overclock it to a stable 4.5+GHz. I may also Water cool the rig as well.

    If I get Haswell (Z87) I am thinking of either:

    -Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5
    -Gigabyte Z87X-OC Force

    What CPU do you think is best in terms of gaming and overclocking, should I get Haswell or wait for Ivy Bridge-E? (I know that i7-4930K is more expensive)
  2. flopper


    Joined: Sep 3, 2010

    Posts: 2,848

    unless you game at 1920x1080 then z87 works well.

    heavy gaming I call eyefinity.
    5040x1050 minimum, anything else isnt heavy in my opinion.
    so for a normal set up with a single card, a 4770k works as well.

    Overclocking its likely the 4930k will be better if they solder the die.
  3. Gripen90

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 20, 2009

    Posts: 1,704

    Location: Haarby, DENMARK

    Well it's basically the 2012 discussion over again (core i7 3770k or core i7 3930K).

    It really depends what you're going to do with your PC. If gaming, general internet surfing and doing a few video rederings them the socket 1150 will be the perfect fit.
    If you're going to do some more heavy tasking work and running more programs at the same time e.g doing rendering and encoding/decoding videos or just renderings large video file while doing some heavy photoshop stuff... or having af video rendered while you game - then the socket 2011/Socket2011-e will be your choice.
  4. smilertoo


    Joined: Aug 4, 2005

    Posts: 2,777

    Nothing you're doing requires a 4930k; I'd recommend it only if you're doing heavy rendering/encoding or need the virtualization parts the 4770k is missing.
  5. Bob12345


    Joined: Jun 22, 2013

    Posts: 2

    Thanks, I will be using X2 GTX 780. I will also be using a lot of Photoshop as well.

    If I was to by the 4930k what would be the best motherboard for gaming and overclocking. Are they releasing new motherboards or a new chipset for Ivy bridge e?
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2013
  6. alex_123_fra

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 31, 2012

    Posts: 1,665

    No new chipset. New motherboards maybe, but you can't go wrong with the rampage iv boards.
  7. olivier renault


    Joined: Apr 1, 2009

    Posts: 9,703

    That would be the X79 Rampage IV Extreme. But you don't need to go that crazy. I'd say a X79 Sabertooth, X79-UP4, should still kick butts.

    Maybe wait for the chip to be released, and the BIOSes ironed out. You may also see something new, although unlikely.
  8. cypto

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 12, 2013

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    Location: East Mids

    They solder that die to the IHS I will be one happy guy. Holding off for ivy-e for a transportable gaming/rending rig in a 350d so better temps and a higher overclock is always a bonus.

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