Is it worth to upgrade i5 2500K to i7 2600k?

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  1. humik

    humik Active Member

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    Hello, pls I can have i7 2600k for quite good price.. Playing mostly multiplayer fps, the Division 2 now.. I have i5 2500K @4.5ghz, Ddr3 2133 16gb, rx 570 4gb..

    Is it worth upgrade for theese cores 4/8?
    My goal is to have more minimum fps and more stable fps for my FullHD gaming (stable 60fps). In The Division 2 on medium, I get indoors 60,sometimes it drops to 45-50, but outdoor is problem, I dont get stable 60 there, it drops to 40,45, when running around, and in heavy situations with lot of enemies... My GPU runs in The Disvision 2 for 100%,but its quite unstable, sometimes its 0,70,90.. Its "jumping" around.. All cpu cores are used for 85%+

    Thx for your opinions
     
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  2. Locoyote

    Locoyote Member Guru

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    Hi, I would say yes, it is a reasonable improvement. With more games using more threads these days, the Hyperthreading in the 2600k will help. The other big advantage of the 2600K is the L3 cache is 1/3 bigger (8MB instead of 6MB in the 2500k).
    How much is it, btw?
    Also, you can sell the 2500k, so do it!
     
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    I can buy i7 2600K here in Czech republic for aprox 105 USD ... can sell i5 2500K for 65 I think...
     
  4. SpajdrEX

    SpajdrEX AMD Vanguard

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    Not greatest price, but still worth it.
     

  5. Locoyote

    Locoyote Member Guru

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    So it will cost roughly $40 for the upgrade. I think it's worth it for your situation.
     
  6. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    I would say yes, 4 cores doesnt cut it, been there.
    The admission price of a much newer CPU is huge in comparison, a 2600K or 2700K for the right price is your best bet.
     
  7. humik

    humik Active Member

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    thx for your opinions guys !
     
  8. Caesar

    Caesar Maha Guru

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    Usefulness will depend on your daily use cases.Some games have also proven more demanding of the 2600K than others. In a few titles, we fall below the 60FPS threshold. For a pure gaming build someone who doesn’t use their PC for anything other than light office work (Word/Excel/email), video playback, and gaming,the 2600K isn’t worth upgrading unless jumping to something like an 8700K or 9700K.
     
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  9. nick0323

    nick0323 Maha Guru

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    I just dropped my 2500k for a 9700k. 4 cores wasn't doing it for me. 60 seconds to crop a RAW file in Canon Digital Photo Professional 4 = oof.
     
  10. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Even a 4c8t cpus are not enough for latest games. I would say 6c12t is the sweet spot.

    Still, upgrade from 4c4t is worht it.
     

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