Intel i7-4930K LGA 2011 64 Technology Extended Memory CPU Processors BX80633I74930K
If you want amazing performance, but the price tag on the i7-4960X Extreme Edition processor doesn't work for your budget, then give this chip a good look. It has six cores and 12 threads, just like the more expensive 4960X, but it's not quite as good in a couple other ways. The clock speed on this one is set at 3.4GHz, with a boosted frequency of 3.9GHz. That's very close to the level of performance you'll get from the 4960X, but it's just not quite as fast. However, this model has an unlocked multiplier, so it’s a better choice if you’re interested in overclocking. This CPU has 12MB of cache memory while the 4960X has 15MB, so you could see a difference there at very high performance levels. You can get this processor for a little more than half the price of the 4960X which makes this a great choice if your budget doesn't support the much more expensive model.
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