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Who still has an i7-3930K??

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by edgedemon, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. MartinPrince

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 14, 2018

    Posts: 247

    My 3930k at 4.6ghz scored 157 so I agree with your comparison; ~20% isn't really what I would call a significant performance increase.
     
  2. RizlaKing

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 14, 2008

    Posts: 2,004

    Location: UK

    I'm still rocking my 3930k though I'll be upgrading this year to a ryzen system as my mainboard is showing signs of failing but I'll try to hang on for as long as I can hoping that zen 2 is released but already bought an x470 board and will be getting memory next month. Did look at just getting a new x79 board but prices were stupid so over to AMD I go while researching I read a lot of negative stuff about both Intel and Nvidia over the last few years not hardware so much as their business practices so an AMD system even has a bit of feel good factor to it lol.
     
  3. dvinell

    Associate

    Joined: Oct 31, 2010

    Posts: 83

    I keep looking at upgrading, but my i7-3820 build from 2012 is still working well at 4.4Ghz, admittedly with water cooling and SSD upgrades along the way.
    Trouble is, to upgrade would be a shed load of money for roughly double the performance in most situations.
    Would I even notice that?
    Multi core performance with maybe an i9-9900k would be a lot better, but that wouldn't be often.
     
  4. MartinPrince

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 14, 2018

    Posts: 247

    Even a relatively cheap upgrade to a 6 core X79 would give you a nice boost depending on your CPU load. ;)
     
  5. RizlaKing

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 14, 2008

    Posts: 2,004

    Location: UK

    Well my board totally went so ordered my last part yesterday hopefully rebuild this weekend (crappy shoulders allowing growing old sucks lol) to be honest I'll be sorry to see the old 3930 go it's been a great cpu and served me well but given the shenanigans Intel has been getting up to i couldn't support them so for the first time in nearly 18 years I'll have an AMD system.
     
  6. subbytna

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 22, 2008

    Posts: 8,306

    Location: Belfast

    My next upgrade is a Zen 2 setup. INTEL can do one, even though my 3930k is a cracking cpu and still going well.
     
  7. RizlaKing

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 14, 2008

    Posts: 2,004

    Location: UK

    Yeah i was hoping it would last till zen 2 was released but i can always buy one later board should be good enough to give no problems.
     
  8. NoNameNoNumber

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 25, 2009

    Posts: 4,665

    I'm still rocking my 3930k at stock speeds, although as mentioned above there's plenty of scope to OC. I have the Rampage IV Extreme which has proven to be solid at 5.0Ghz but I've just run it at stock forever.
    I did recently swap out to a Vega 56 which has given a nice little boost to games.
     
  9. blazingmatty123

    Associate

    Joined: Apr 24, 2013

    Posts: 27

    I still use what's essentially a 3930K in my main system (an E5 1650 specifically) and it works fine for everything I do, i run the same motherboard as yourself too and it's super solid, on my old 3960X (R.I.P) i was able to squeeze 4.9GHz out of her and with the 1650 I can get 4.5 with about 1.32v (not really pushed further, my benching days are over for now but 4.5 is plenty for all I do) the 3930K/1650 is still a very capable chip in all honesty, I love mine and honestly I see no reason to upgrade even under reasonably heavy video editing, CAD drawing and games
     
  10. MrMarvelous

    Soldato

    Joined: Dec 9, 2010

    Posts: 6,538

    4930K here, fine so far.
     
  11. lnoton

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 14, 2009

    Posts: 2,526

    Location: Global

    Same platform but 3820. At slightly above 4.8.

    Done me proud this chip.

    But I'm highly likely to buy ryzen 3000 once then benchmarks and initial real world stories come out.
     
  12. Hades

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 21,416

    Location: Surrey and London

    3930k non overclocked with 48gb RAM here and it is still running fine for everything. I don't game much now but my son uses Fortnite a lot and it's fine paired with a Vega 64.
     
  13. iB CoMpL3XiTy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 10, 2010

    Posts: 1,523

    Location: Cornwall, England

    3930K @ 4.2Ghz and 16gb samsung green @2133mhz here. I noticed a large FPS improvement going from stock to my current overclock with assassins creed odyssey (atleast 20% improvement), that's with a Vega 64 gaming at 3440 x 1440. Just started playing No Man's Sky and that maxes out one CPU core and basically doesn't touch the others, needless to say my framerate is dire (30s-40s on planets), GPU is falling asleep :/
     
  14. Avalon

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 29, 2002

    Posts: 4,261

    https://steamcommunity.com/app/275850/discussions/1/360672137536377971/?l=czech

    That may help.
     
  15. iB CoMpL3XiTy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 10, 2010

    Posts: 1,523

    Location: Cornwall, England