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Fast, but six cores not for everyone
on December 31, 2013
This is a very fast processor that can handle multiple programs simultaneously with ease. It is, however, significantly more expensive than CPUs that have less cores but those cores of which are just as fast; e.g. the cores of the 4770K are comparable in speed, the difference is that the 4770K has four cores while the 4930K has six. Caution, if it is not your habit to either have many things going on at once (multiple tabs in Chrome don't count) OR use video/audio/designer editing software, the performance boost of multiple cores is relatively trivial compared to the performance of a CPU with cores of the same speed, just fewer cores; e.g. the 4770K. That all being said, this CPU won't disappoint you, and if you plan to keep it for a long time, the (for most people) current overkill of six cores will let your system age better as more programs (especially cutting edge games) are coded for the use of multiple cores. But one more disclaimer: If you see yourself doing more and more things over web browsers as opposed to software installed on your computer, you'll probably get better overall performance by going with something like the 4770K and using the money saved for more RAM (to better handle all those Chrome tabs).