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post #11 of 17
970 would win in multi-threaded, 2600k would win in practically everything else. Not to mention is almost half the cost. 2500k, aside from gaming, wouldn't come close in certain applications. Overall though, the 2500k is more then enough for most, even those running more then one high-end GPU.
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At stock, would the 2500k still be better than the 960?
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post #13 of 17
But we arnt talking about 970s and 2600ks now are we. Back on topic I would say get the 2500k that socket will have more chips coming out where as 1366 won't get anymore new tech.
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Definitely the 2500K
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Originally Posted by jellis142;13663387 
Overall though, the 2500k is more then enough for most, even those running more then one high-end GPU.

Actually the i5-2500k will run up with the i7-2600k in just about every game out there, because they don't actually use more than 4 threads typically.

In benching the 990x would win for cpu tests like vantage that actually use all those threads, however the same gpus on the 990x would score slightly higher on an i5-2500k.

Since this thread is 960 (4c8t) vs i5-2500k (4c4t), the choice is clearly still SB since the i5-2500k with substantial overclocking will exceed what most people can obtain with the 960, both single threaded and multi-threaded.
    
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post #16 of 17
2500K for sure... Don't even think twice.
post #17 of 17
In before the 1366 fanboy tribe pulls this thread down,

2500k for sure, 1366 while a good platform it's just not worth going out buying a rig based on this socket anymore
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