4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 27, 2015 7:44 AM by ECBowen

    Adobe CC CPU 4770k or 4930k? worth it?

    armoose Level 1

      I know this question has been asked but i feel it didnt answer my specific situation. Is the 4930 i7 worth it over the 4700 i7. I sort of know that a quad core based system would be enough for what i want to do (Ppro and AE) but I wanted to know if it was worth it for what I want to do. Is the 4930k worth the extra $500, especially since its a good base system for the long term or is the difference inconsequential.


      My workload

      4k footage

      RED footage (4k and 5k)

      AVCHD 200+ MBps

      Also light work in AE (compositing but not a lot of 3d animation).


      MY computer

      CPU 4770k or 4930k

      GPU GTX 770 4GB

      RAM 16GB


      Thanks for any advice!

        • 1. Re: Adobe CC CPU 4770k or 4930k? worth it?
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          ASk in the Premier forum for better answers, but since most footage handling uses the GPU in some way, the difference should be negligible. Even under ideal conditions this would be somthing like a 5% boost, but most of the time you wouldn't notice anything.



          • 2. Re: Adobe CC CPU 4770k or 4930k? worth it?
            Bill Gehrke Most Valuable Participant

            I beg to differ.  6-cores versus 4-cores is an immense difference with the very CPU intensive media you intend handling.    Also the i7-4770K as a chip by itself at Newegg is $310 versus the i7-4930K is $575 that is only $265 difference for the CPU.  You may be talking complete system price.


            Also you will be using a 2011 pin socket which will probably have a longer lifetime than the 1150 pin socket.  Another major advantage is four channel memory with a maximum memory of 64 GB  which you might want if you get into serious AE work.


            For future expansion the i7-4930K has 40 PCIe lanes where the i7-4770k has only 16 lanes, once you install that GTX 770 you have no more PCIe expansion unless you want to down grade your GPU to run at x8.

            • 4. Re: Adobe CC CPU 4770k or 4930k? worth it?
              ECBowen Most Valuable Participant

              R3D 4K uses the GPU accelerated debayering in CC. This requires far more processing than before to get the data to the GPU efficiently. You need a 6 core and 32GB of ram minimum to handle that realtime well. I suggest you go with the 6 core. I would also suggest an X99 system which is i7 Gen 4 versus the X79 which is i7 Gen 3. DDR4 makes a huge impact on GPU acceleration with CC especially with R3D 4K media.