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shogunsilly April 21, 2012 03:01 PM

Is the intel i7 3930k compatible with a Z77 Mobo?
Looking to build a top spec gaming pc within the next 2 weeks, research going pretty well, but stumped on one question (maybe silly to some...sorry), but will the lga 2011 i7 3930k cpu work on a z77 chipset motherboard?

Response's would be great, thanks


SugarJ April 21, 2012 03:05 PM

NO. The 3930K is a LGA2011 chip, and will work on X79 motherboards only.

nasrott April 22, 2012 11:36 AM

there's a new CPU coming out soon I believe that is socket 1155 and the performance of the 3930 socket 2011, basically 3rd gen i7 afaik, thought they were supposed to be released first week of this month but haven't seen anything yet.

SugarJ April 22, 2012 01:33 PM

You're talking about the Ivy Bridge chips. There's no 6-core Ivy Bridge models, so they won't match the CPU performance of a 3930K. The top of the line 3700 Ivy should perform similar to the 3820 SB-E and 2700K Sandy Bridge.

shogunsilly April 23, 2012 12:25 AM

Thanks for the assistance guys, ive decided to still with the 1155 socket and get an i7 2700k but with a 3rd gen board, as its supposed to be bw compatible. also the x79 mobo's are much dearer.

You guys obviously know more than me, but ive been seing a lot of reviews on the 6 core i7 3930k no performing that much better than a oc's 2700k (and 200 + cheaper)

what you guys think???


SugarJ April 23, 2012 09:08 AM

For most recreational gamers, the LGA1155 platform is more than enough. The only reason to get into the LGA2011 platform is either the extra cores (most games don't scale well past 3 cores) or the higher number of PCI-E lanes for multiple graphics card configurations. Unless you are running a multiple-monitor setup, go with the LGA1155 and the best single-GPU card you can afford.

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