"Our tests demonstrate fairly little difference between a $225 LGA 1155 Core i5-2500K and a $1000 LGA 2011 Core i7-3960X, even when three-way graphics card configurations are involved. It turns out that memory bandwidth and PCIe throughput don't hold back the performance of existing Sandy Bridge-based machines. "
Without knowing the app and such, how can anyone answer?
I am doing a research project, so don't yell at me for the ungodly amount of RAM.
Would a computer be better with:
AMD FX-8350 8-core processor at 4.0GHz and 32GB of RAM
Intel i7-3980X 6-core processor at 3.4/3.5GHz and 64GB of RAM?
The motherboards would be an ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional and ASRock Fatal1ty x79 Champion respectively