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Better Than 4770K CPU

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Well this board doesn't because the socket is limited to 4 core products, but keep in mind that there are other consumer boards that will support non-entry level Xeons (with the same stipulation you listed above). For example: http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/list.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=P9X79%20PRO&p=1 (12 core HTs). It really depends on the board you are using basically.

And unless you have a server board which takes full advantage of the extras offered by the Xeons, there's no point in getting xeons. Sure, you might get higher clock speeds, but you gain none of the extra features which make xeons worthwhile and would only be denting your wallet.

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And unless you have a server board which takes full advantage of the extras offered by the Xeons, there's no point in getting xeons. Sure, you might get higher clock speeds, but you gain none of the extra features which make xeons worthwhile and would only be denting your wallet.

 

Exactly what "Extra" are you speaking of with a Xeon compatible board?

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What CPU on the Intel side is better then the i7 4770K? Haswell? 1150 socket?

 

Need to upgrade my CPU so that it can do 2 to 3 transcoding streams at once (my current can hardly do one, to be clear, my listed specs is not my streaming PC). What would be the best option?

Pfft I am stuck on a 2.6 GHz phenom II. An I7 I would die for.

If you have lots of cash get a mac pro can series. 1 gig a second PCI ssd, a xeon 10 core, and a real professional grade graphics card. The $9,000 version can do 3 4k streams with ease.

Sounds like you need a better graphics card with 2 gigs of ram on it.

The Xeon and i7 lines are the same designs and just branded slightly differently these days. Here's an example of a motherboard supporting both: http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/list.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=1&s=45&m=MAXIMUS%20VI%20HERO&os=&hashedid=9JB5jBpArfvcpcNi

 

He'd need to check his mobo to be sure though.

The extreme editions are just remarked xeons from prev generation

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I am transcoding, that is all CPU. I suppose some do that through GPU, but everything I have used (any now mostly Plex) is CPU. Thanks guys :)

 

I may wait until June, its just annoying to play certain things all at once.

 

Might I ask why exactly you're doing so much transcoding? If you're streaming to devices that don't directly play source video files you might just want to look at replacing that. I have all my media stored on my laptop on a simple Windows share, and my Raspberry Pi can stream everything over the network (including gigantic 1080P video files) in perfect quality without any transcoding. And a Raspberry Pi for every TV is probably still a lot cheaper than an expensive CPU you don't really need. And with XBMC on them you get an awesome interface too.

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Exactly what "Extra" are you speaking of with a Xeon compatible board?

ECC is a very big extra, and I'm sure there's others.

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ECC is a very big extra, and I'm sure there's others.

 

ECC doesn't really make a hill of beans difference in the desktop environment...it it typically 2% slower than traditional ram.

 

Servers and the like ... different story.

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The extreme editions are just remarked xeons from prev generation

 

That is 100% incorrect.

ECC is a very big extra, and I'm sure there's others.

 

ECC is actually slower, and all it does it provide error correction to stop events of corrupt data being committed.

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Me and family all use Chromecasts, it's simple and easy. Unfortunaetly though, it does not support very much options, it for sure does not support the formats that I normally have (I don't feel like re-encoding myself). so transcoding is the only option. And if you have the power to do so, its easy and works great.

 

 

Might I ask why exactly you're doing so much transcoding? If you're streaming to devices that don't directly play source video files you might just want to look at replacing that. I have all my media stored on my laptop on a simple Windows share, and my Raspberry Pi can stream everything over the network (including gigantic 1080P video files) in perfect quality without any transcoding. And a Raspberry Pi for every TV is probably still a lot cheaper than an expensive CPU you don't really need. And with XBMC on them you get an awesome interface too.

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Me and family all use Chromecasts, it's simple and easy. Unfortunaetly though, it does not support very much options, it for sure does not support the formats that I normally have (I don't feel like re-encoding myself). so transcoding is the only option. And if you have the power to do so, its easy and works great.

 

Expect you have to balance it out: get a more expensive CPU (i7 or Xeon for "some" advantages - expensive way), reencode all the videos yourself (cheap way) or setup  new devices to play the digital stuff (the fun way).

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Seeing as you have a 4770K ? Why not offload some of the encoding via VM to your pc? Cheaper solution too. :P

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Seeing as you have a 4770K ? Why not offload some of the encoding via VM to your pc? Cheaper solution too. :p

He doesn't actually have a 4770K. He has some i3 dual-core.

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He was referring to my main system, which is why he said VM.

 

 

He doesn't actually have a 4770K. He has some i3 dual-core.

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Oh ok that makes sense. Thanks for the correction.

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