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post #11 of 16
Save some cash and get an i3 or other cheap cpu for server? Just a thought not sure if the server will be doing any heavy lifting that calls for an i7.

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post #12 of 16
http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha...5_2500K/6.html

Clock for clock the I7 920 is faster than I5 2500K but 10-15% slower than I7 2600K. Hope it helps.
post #13 of 16
Who said Sandy Bridge was too fast? Here, CPUs and GPUs NEVER are too fast!

But I'd go with the Core i5 2500k, it's a great processor and I believe you got a GTX 570? Well, with these too, I max out Crysis (1st one) with everything at max + AA with about 35 FPS and I never saw it go below 25ish.
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post #14 of 16
To answer your question, 2600k. It will keep you up to date for longer than the 2500k would. You would think more multi-threaded apps and games will come out.

But, if all you do is game and browse, I personally would spend that money on something else. A SSD would be a great addition to use as a boot drive. Have you ever used one? I had purchased one for my SB build, sold it, bought a spinner, hated it, bought a better SSD than I had before.

Also, you could upgrade your cooling and possibly get more out of your current system.
 
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Originally Posted by Wulfgar View Post
http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha...5_2500K/6.html

Clock for clock the I7 920 is faster than I5 2500K but 10-15% slower than I7 2600K. Hope it helps.
Only in thread happy apps. Last I checked, games aren't thread happy apps. With HT disabled on the 920; clock for clock, 2500K wins.

4.8GHz Core i5 2500K (NO HT) >= 4.0GHz Core i7 920 (HT ENABLED) in thread happy apps.
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post #16 of 16
If we are going by core performance comparison, i5-2500K beats out the i7-920. The HT and extra cache of the i7-920 does not really figure into the equation unless you are running multi-threaded applications, OS virtualization, video decoding, or any similar types of software. Once we factor in temperature, power draw, and overclock headroom, it is not even a fair contest anymore.

As far as between i5-2500K and i7-2600K, the 2600K is a better and faster processor with HT support. It also does cost about $100 more and if this computer is mainly used for gaming, you aren't going to notice any real world differences.

These are just performance comparisons and explanations. At the end of the day however, your processor is more than fast enough to drive your GTX570. Keeping in mind the recent trend of underpowered gaming engines, there is no realistic need for you to upgrade to a 2500K as the price (processor and motherboard) and real world performance increase would not justify the purchase. At the end of the day, it is your money though, and your purchasing decision.
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