OC i5 2500k vs stock i7 2600k

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by gaaraownzz, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. gaaraownzz

    gaaraownzz Member

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    Hi just a quick question, how much over clocking would i need to do to get a 2500k to perform on par with a stock 2600k ? Im deciding if the the extra money is worth it. Thanks
     
  2. gaaraownzz

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    Also This will be my Gaming and school work rig, i have 2 gtx 460's and i plan to play everything on high detail. Will a OC 2500k handle it?
     
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    edit: removed duplicate
     
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  4. mmaestro

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    Do you use apps for school which'll make use of all 8 threads of the i7? If not, get the i5 and OC it.
     
  5. blackened23

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    They're almost the same processor, 2600k is 100mhz faster with hyper threading enabled (which doesn't really matter much for games). For gaming, they're about equal and OC to nearly the same levels -- if you want to oc the 2500 to stock 2600 levels that will be trivial. Honestly if you invest in a good cooling setup 4.5+ should be pretty easy to hit with either processor.

    If you're on a student budget i'd say the 2500k is a better value for games / everyday tasks.
     
  6. RussianSensation

    RussianSensation Elite Member

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    For what you described, 2500k is the way to go. For games, the 8 threaded nature of the 2600k doesn't help.
     
  7. Joseph F

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    Don't forget about the 2600k's extra 2MB of L3 cache.
     
  8. ThatsABigOne

    ThatsABigOne Diamond Member

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    Don't forget that this decreases fps by .1%.

    Go with 2500k. :)
     
  9. Diogenes2

    Diogenes2 Platinum Member

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    ... and it decreases your pocket book by ~$100 ...
     
  10. WaTaGuMp

    WaTaGuMp Lifer

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    Both will run a system fine, get the cheaper 2500k.