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    LGA 2011 CPU or LGA 1155 - which is faster?

    I am thinking of getting a X-79 LGA 2011 motherboard, and I am looking at getting the Intel Core i7-3820 which is about $300.

    Do you think the i7-3820 LGA 2011 and a top-end mobo, would be faster than a Core i7-2600K LGA 1155 and a top-end motherboard?

    The LGA 1155 combo would be about $50 cheeper, but would the LGA 2011 combo be faster?
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    Depends on what you want. The 2600k will be faster in games when overclocked to 4.4Ghz. The 2011 sockets shine with highly threaded programs. Unless you go for the 500+ dollar 2011 chips then there isn't a reason to go with that socket.
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    I agree, it doesn't seem worth going with LGA-2011 if only for quad core:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5276/i...ndy-bridge-e/5

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    Quad channel memory and more PCIe lanes definitely qualify it as "faster" from a purely numbers based standpoint (more bandwidth), but in real world use, especially for single user tasks it isn't worth the extra cost, heat, and power consumption.

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    Thanks for the input.

    Yeah, it seems that unless I go for the $600 Core i7-3630K, then LGA 2011 is probably not the best bet.

    I wonder if they will make a lower priced six core CPU for LGA 2011 in the next year or so?
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