2500K Or 2600K for gaming ?

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by Infinity, Jul 29, 2011.

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which is better For gaming ?

  1. Core i7 2600K

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  2. Core i5 2500K

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  1. Infinity

    Infinity Active Member

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    Hi

    My video card is GTX 580

    Which is better for gaming system ?



    :biggun:

    tanks
     
  2. CPC_RedDawn

    CPC_RedDawn Ancient Guru

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    Either to be honest, they both overclock like crazy and with great ease from what Ive seen and heard.

    If your a little strapped for cash then always go with the cheaper option, in this case the 2500K. But if not then go with the 2600K.
     
  3. Infinity

    Infinity Active Member

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    What is the value of purchases in 2600K than in 2500K ?

    What is the difference in performance?(1~3FPS ?)
     
  4. mmicrosysm

    mmicrosysm Master Guru

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    If you are only gaming and only doing other minimal PC task go with the i7 2500K and focus the money you save (usually $100) towards a better GFX card.

    As other stated both overclock well.
     

  5. Xtreme1979

    Xtreme1979 Maha Guru

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    I cant answer this poll cause I would be biased. If you have the money 2600K. If you don't 2500K. For budget gamers best video card you can afford and a 2500K. Those who have the dough best video card and best CPU i.e. 2600K.
     
  6. Rebel975

    Rebel975 Maha Guru

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    Which is better? The 2600k, obviously. Is it worth the extra $100 for gaming? Not really.

    2500K + $100 SSD will make you a lot happier.
     
  7. Infinity

    Infinity Active Member

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    ty all

    The main job of my system is game !

    I can overclock 2500K to 4.60~4.80GGHz ... this performance is enough for gaming and more ...

    I thing 2500K is the best choice for Gaming system if i want to save money !
    and 2500K p/p is more than 2600K ...


    tanks .
     
  8. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    2500K unless you have plenty of cash.
    If you got the cash though, wait for LGA 2011.
     
  9. nsol

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    I got the i5 2500k and it works fine. I would spend the extra cash on a really good graphics card. I recommend the 560Ti twin Frozr. Really good card.
     
  10. Rebel975

    Rebel975 Maha Guru

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    ^He's already got a GTX580.

    That $100 might as well go to a SSD, if he doesn't have one.
     

  11. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    The 2500 is a better value for a gamer. Hyperthreading isn't useful for gaming application, and considering how blazing fast it is you're not going to notice the 2 megs less of L3.
     
  12. Infinity

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    I haven't SSD but i don't want to buy it i want to save money :D:3eyes:

    I Don't want to spend vain money for nothing

    What is the difference in performance between 2500K and 2600K ? ( Example : in money --> 100$ But in the performance What percentage? )
     
  13. killer_939

    killer_939 Ancient Guru

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    0-3% in games and 0-25% in ideal situation like video editing, rendering or something heavily multithreaded.
     
  14. Infinity

    Infinity Active Member

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    So 0~3% Not significant improvement And not worth spending for gaming use ...

    Gaming : 2500K

    Other jobs : 2600K

    tanks
     
  15. shimyns

    shimyns Ancient Guru

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    This is silly. Unless you sli or cfx monster cards an Oced 2500k would never possibly bottleneck so there is absolutely no advantage in gaming with a 2600k. Sheesh...
     

  16. Elysianarcane

    Elysianarcane Banned

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    no game can use morethen 8 threads...

    so 2500k... those 2xtra 4 threads of the 2600k will do jack ****... simple as this..
     
  17. shimyns

    shimyns Ancient Guru

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    I haven't seen a game use more than 4 threads simultaneously...
     
  18. Sever

    Sever Ancient Guru

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    ive got a 2600k, and i can kinda agree with you.

    with HT on, the gaming benefits are negligible since most games still dont use more than 4 cores. plus, my 2600k seems to disable some of the HT cores when it detects a gaming situation (i see 4 cores with 0 load and 4 with moderate to full load).

    in video editing and rendering, there are some benefits. but even then, theyre minimal at best. handbrake can fully support all 8 HT cores, but even with that encoding a 2 hour long movie, there arent a lot of improvements over having HT disabled. a 2500k overclocked to the mid 4ghz range wouldnt have any problems keeping up here encoding wise.

    so i'd say go for the 2500k.
     
  19. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Unless you have more money than sense, you are much better off with the 2500K than the 2600K. Most gamers don't need 2600K, it's more of an epeen/pride thing for most people to get the 2600K because it's the best available out there, but for the money spent, the returns are too small to justify it for most people.

    The only time you need the 2600K is if you're using professional apps like CAD and professional media editing, then yes, the 2600K is beneficial, else it's just a shiny $100 more expensive barely any more useful CPU.

    Lastly, Intel's "HyperThreading" (x86 implementation of SMT) is overhyped and doesn't perform as well as SMT on contemporary RISC architectures like POWER and SPARC, so once again, the "feature" doesn't do too much, it only helps in certain situations and completely useless in others to justify for the price increase.

    deltatux
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2011
  20. Infinity

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    Thank you all friends
     

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