Originally Posted by Gonso
The ones that can address all those threads. There are two extra cores hyperthreaded. Some encoding apps, encryption stuff, CG modeling, and a bunch of synthetic benchmarks like Cinebench.
Some very rare exceptions aside, I don't really consider the 3930K a viable option. If you're a working professional doing the above tasks all day maybe, but not for casual semi-pro type home users. For the vast majority of tasks the comparisons are very close, and then consider price. It's well over $500 and the 2011 socket boards are like $200+. USB 3.0 isn't native to it IIRC either. SBE didn't do much for me.
Would using the computer for a Digital Audio Workstation be able to use the 2 extra cores and the corresponding extra threads?