Amd phenom 955 vs i5 2500

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards AMD' started by Noam, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Noam

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    will be a real difference in gaming?
     
  2. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    Yes. i5 2500k much faster.
     
  3. ---TK---

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    much much faster
     
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    Why? Amd phenom 955 + gtx470 i5 2500 + gtx460, which is better?
     

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    I would take a 2500k and a lesser vc over a phenom 2 and a 6990/590. socket 775 yorkfields are faster clock for clock than the phenom 2.
     
  6. IcE

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    The Phenom 2 gets smacked pretty hard in most games, although a lot of games don't see too much of a *real* difference at a high resolution. And by that I mean I don't consider anything over 60fps really worth caring about. It is nice to see most games getting 100+ averages though.

    The main difference between the two that really matters is the minimum fps boost you'll get (which will be large), and the added memory performance makes games a lot smoother. CPU limited games like Starcraft 2 also see a huge jump especially with overclocks (which are much easier with the 2500). You'll be happier with the 2500 for sure, so go with that. I previously gamed on the 955 if you were curious. Also on the choice of video cards, the 470 is quite a monster with good cooling, but the 460 is quite good as well. So don't worry about the minor downgrade.
     
  7. bobdude

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    there any pics...just asking because i never see my cpu go over 60% load and its stock 3.2g my video is stock as well and there is not a game i can play maxed
     
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    GTA IV just loves the 2500/2600k!! :)
     
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    ahh i got it for the 360 not pc
     
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    Get a AM3+ motherboard and grab a Bulldozer if you prefer AMD.

    Latest release date rumor is Oct 12.
     

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