5930K vs 6850K @ 4.4 ghz best gamer?

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  1. ESlik

    ESlik Ancient Guru

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    I have the 5930K installed, but picked up a 6850K. Which of the two would be best for gaming with a mild 4.4 overclock? Is it worth the time etc. to install the 6850K? I have cpu cooled with AIO liquid. Thanks all.
     
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    It will be about 5-7% faster overall.

    4.4 isn’t considering mild for broaswell-e. That’s pretty much all the avg broadwell- will do
     
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    Hmmm..Maybe I should stay with the 5930K. Is there ANY benefit to using a 5830K? It's supposed to be an "upgrade".. Any and all opinions are much appreciated. User opinions would be very useful. Thanks again...
     
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    Restate your post. It’s not clear what you’re saying
     

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    There are POTENTIAL benefits, but they depend on the overclock you can achieve, and the RAM used. The 6850K will support more/faster RAM so if you're going to buy RAM for a second system you the 6850K gives you the option of upgrading your RAM's speed also. I'd say try it out and see which is better - if the 6850K can match or beat the 5930K's overclock then use it. 6850K has higher base frequency and higher+better turbo frequency(if you OC without boost, you probably don't care). 14nm vs 22nm.
     
  6. ESlik

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    I have the 5930K @ 4.4ghz installed right now. Given that the 6850K is a newer CPU,I am asking for opinions on what, if any, benefit I would see with the 6850 clocked at 4.4ghz, I want to avoid switching the cpu, cleaning, paste etc. if there's no real reason. It would be easier to sell the 6850 if I don't have to use it. It's new in the box.
     
  7. GroinShooter

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    Lol what is this? You picked up a new CPU that's faster than your current older CPU and don't bother to swap it in because you have to clean TIM and actually swap the CPU? It takes literally 15 mins max.
    Just swap it, sell the 5930K or whatever you want to do with it and be happy.
     
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    I would keep the 6850K and sell the 5930K.
     
  9. ESlik

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    It's not just me being lazy. The 5930K is still a couple of hundred dollars more expensive than the 6850K. I wonder why it still holds its value over the 6850K. Also, the 6850 is new in the box. If I use it and find out the 5930K is better in any way, I won't get as much money when I sell the 6850K I was hoping the members here that are familiar with both cpu's would help me decide.
     
  10. yasamoka

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    Just swap in the 6850K...

    Why would you pick it up then wonder whether you want to install it or not?

    How would the 5930K be any better..? Try out the 6850K, maybe it clocks high.

    It's not a big deal.
     

  11. GroinShooter

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    What does it matter if the 5830K is still more expensive, in no way does it's price put it over the 6850K in performance. I don't know why you find it's price to have such significance. If you've been following Intel's pricing policy you'd know it's nothing out of ordinary for their older gen chips to have insanely high prices even years after release. In your case the only thing the 5930Ks high price is good for is yielding more money in to your pockets in case you sell it.
     
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    6850k vs 5930k are the same exact CPU besides the newer architecture.

    6850k is a better CPU.
     
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    Thanks all..and to you Agent-AO1. I'm installing the 6850K this afternoon. I still haven't found out what the 5930K has in it, that would justify its higher price. It must have something, other than intel marketing crap. Anyhow, the 6850k is going in. Thanks again..
     
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    They both had the same MSRP at launch.
    5930k isn't manufactured anymore so you're looking at price increases from sellers due to low stock or some other reason.
    They have same feature set.
     
  15. jura11

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    Hi there

    As above 6850k or 5930k are similar chips both have same features only they're manufactured on different technology etc,6850k and 4.4GHz this you will see,friend have 6800k and we couldn't push his chip beyond 4.4GHz,at the end 4.3GHz has been max for his 6800K with reasonable temperatures and voltage on that chip,but yes if you have both chips I would at least try it and keep which is better clocker

    Broardwell E do have better IPC than Haswell E HDET chips,clock for clock what I tried both like 6800k and 5820k,6800k has have better IPC,5820k has been better OC'er at least in my case but in gaming I have never seen any difference on both chips only in synthetic tests or rendering where 6800k has been better with less GHz than 5820k,in Corona renderer and C4D same render with 100 pass 6800k with 4.3GHz has been around 15-20 seconds faster than my 5820k with 4.5GHz

    Hope this helps

    Thanks,Jura
     
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  16. ESlik

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    Thanks for all the informative responses guys, The 6850K is instak
    lled and humming along about the same as the 5930K. Pretty much what you guys told me. The 6850 ran a bit hotter than the 5930 at 4.4ghz, so I lowered the overclock to 4.2ghz. Temps dropped 5c. From 58c down to 53c at load. Seems the 6850 is just as fast at 4.2ghz, as the 5930 at 4.4ghz.while gaming. No complaints guys. Thanks again..
     

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