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Originally Posted by dt415;13275912 
i have an asus pro and i5 2500k both are great. i only game sc2/ff14 and crysis 2 alot but do very little video editing. only when i feel like making montages or youtube videos of people failing on a cheese in sc2. microcenter has a great deal i pickd up both for 358 after tax. cant go wrong there.

Hate to de-rail but does ff14 support SLI yet?
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Originally Posted by Track;13275024 
As has been said 10,000 times over:

The 2600k is a scam. It is only useful if you are an impatient video editor.

Otherwise, 2500k is identical in performance.

It's certainly not a scam. You get more cache, slightly higher clock and hyper threading. Simply because gamers don't will not utilize HT doesn't make it a scam.

For gaming, undoubtedly the 2500k. For folding, encoding or anything where you need boatloads of cache, 2600k all the way.
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Though I believe that the 2500K is a much better choice for gaming, to be fair I must state that it is entirely possible that in the future games will support 8 threads and therefore the 2600K may show a bigger performance gap as time goes on. However, that does not seem to be the case as of now in the new DX11 3dmark which is probably a good indicator.
    
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Originally Posted by sockpirate;13275932 
Hate to de-rail but does ff14 support SLI yet?

i think so. i have a few LS mates that run sli and they get well over 60fps. i used to play on a i5 750 @3.7 with a 4850. when i built the rig it was for surfing the web and converting videos. but fell in love with pc gaming lol now its all i do!

im on the palemecia server if you want to play some. Uce Supreme is my name
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Originally Posted by Kirby1;13275972 
Though I believe that the 2500K is a much better choice for gaming, to be fair I must state that it is entirely possible that in the future games will support 8 threads and therefore the 2600K may show a bigger performance gap as time goes on. However, that does not seem to be the case as of now in the new DX11 3dmark which is probably a good indicator.

I agree, but i doubt even within the next 3 years that games will utlize 8 threads .
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Originally Posted by dt415;13275977 
i think so. i have a few LS mates that run sli and they get well over 60fps. i used to play on a i5 750 @3.7 with a 4850. when i built the rig it was for surfing the web and converting videos. but fell in love with pc gaming lol now its all i do!

im on the palemecia server if you want to play some. Uce Supreme is my name

Haven't really touched the game in a while , well since the Earthquake when servers went down in Japan.
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Originally Posted by justarealguy;13275961 
It's certainly not a scam. You get more cache, slightly higher clock and hyper threading. Simply because gamers don't will not utilize HT doesn't make it a scam.

For gaming, undoubtedly the 2500k. For folding, encoding or anything where you need boatloads of cache, 2600k all the way.

You mentioned the stock clock.

Your argument is invalid.
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post #27 of 34
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Originally Posted by sockpirate;13276238 

Haven't really touched the game in a while , well since the Earthquake when servers went down in Japan.


yeah i took off from mid feb. to about after servers back up off. bout a month. im more of a crafter but now focusing on fighting. i dont play as much maybe 6-8hrs on my day off. play alot more sc2 again and a little crysis 2.

but ff14 has came a long way from release date. still has a long way to go. needs more content and more people ps3 release would be nice but ill still play it while its free lol

what server are you on?
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post #28 of 34
I think you'll find the 2600K does beat the 2500K clock for clock in 3DMark11 wink.gif
PhysicsTest 31.33 FPS @ 4.3GHz smile.gif
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1078878;jsessionid=dlvs55mte9p5?show_ads=true&page=%2F3dm11%2F1078878%3Fkey%3D0aBmXe36rcYeDYp0MP62zZ70KNPhfp

And in games that use 4 threads! Having 8 means you have a lot more resources left!
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post #29 of 34
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thank you achilles for RERAILING the OP and ur input
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ACHILEE5;13276807 
I think you'll find the 2600K does beat the 2500K clock for clock in 3DMark11 wink.gif
PhysicsTest 31.33 FPS @ 4.3GHz smile.gif
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1078878;jsessionid=dlvs55mte9p5?show_ads=true&page=%2F3dm11%2F1078878%3Fkey%3D0aBmXe36rcYeDYp0MP62zZ70KNPhfp

And in games that use 4 threads! Having 8 means you have a lot more resources left!

A 2500k @ 4.5 Ghz scores roughly 9200 on physics in 3dm11
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