It’s time to scrap one or both of my old machines and build a new desktop system.
I’m overwhelmed with CPU/platform benchmarks available on the Internet but I can’t find answers to my questions. So, I hope the futures.io (formerly BMT) is a right place to ask for an advice b/c the main purpose of the prospective PC is trading.
I’ve defined 2 platforms I'm interested in and have to make my choice now:
1. i7-4790K on Z97 with 16 or 32 GB DDR3
2. i7-5930K on X99 with 16 or 32 GB DDR4
All other components will be the same (6 screens, graphic card, SSD, PSU etc)
Software that will be running simultaneously: XTrader Pro with algo lab, IB’s TWS, CQG, IRT, Excel spreadsheets and some other memory and CPU consuming applications.
What could be immediate practical advantages of using i7-5930K/X99/DDR4 system over i7-4790K/Z97/DDR3 besides support of prospective CPU families and potential 128GB RAM compatibility?
Or shall I choose 1150 platform?
Any advise would be highly appreciated.
Last edited by Alphachase; March 18th, 2015 at 10:11 AM.
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The biggest difference for me is the higher number of PCI lanes offered by X99. If you plan on running 3-card SLI then X99 may be the better option.
However, the 4790k is no slouch and is right up there and sometimes even faster than the 5930k. Unless you really need the extra PCI lanes, stick with Z97. Much cheaper and more than capable for most applications.
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