[Test] Is It Time To Upgrade Your Core i5 2500K?

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by Amaze, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. nick0323

    nick0323 Master Guru

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    That may very well be the case. I only have a 24" Acer 1080p G-Sync monitor so I can't say until I have something with a higher res.

    Aye. Based off what this Asus engineer has posted for similar mobo/CPU then it's fairly low!

    https://hardforum.com/threads/official-asus-p8p67-series-overclocking-guide-and-information.1578110/

    I haven't tried going higher, I was trying to play it safe. But I reckon I could hit 5GHz with a more substantial increase in voltage and cooling. My Corsair H100 won't cut it.
     
  2. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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  3. sverek

    sverek Ancient Guru

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    Even today 2500k isn't bad for the price it was 5 years ago... around $200.
    7600k costs $40 more what 2500k did, and yet performance is barely reaching 2600k.

    At this stage, only 8 cores will justify upgrade over 2500k. Looking forward for fast cores Zen 2.
     
  4. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    LOL I need 1.48V to maintain 4.8Ghz with HT on. But no temps problems here so if it goes it goes.
     

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    You have nice board. It seems to have 8+4 power phase design but your chip isnt the best needing that much voltage. Im sure if you disable HT it wont need that much but still...

    Luckily Sandy isnt that hot so cooling it on air is enough.
     
  6. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    Yeah goodish board. Onboard optical out died on it two years ago. I'm ready for an upgrade but don't want to choose wrong. I got lucky jumping on Sandybridge and honestly don't "need" an upgrade but some of the new stuff like M.2, USB 3.1, all the new instruction sets and small form factor has me itching.

    I don't want another quad core. The R5 1600 is nice for the price but only m-ITX board is by Biostar :puke2:

    Oh well the wait continues.
     

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