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post #21 of 44
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Originally Posted by Wulfgar;13673507 
No...

http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/Intel_i7_2600K_i5_2500K/6.html

Or:

http://techgage.com/print/intels_sandy_bridge_revealed_core_i5-2500k_i7-2600k_reviewed

I7 975 @ 3.33GHz beats the I5 2500K in almost all applications.

I'd really like to see an Overclock.net user actually coming up with a clock-for-clock comparison or at least a valid link.

Saying it's faster clock-for-clock doesn't actually prove it.

Right because this thread is about an $800-$1000 chip vs. a < $200 chip rolleyes.gif I'd really like to see an overclock.net user that actually reads what a thread is about.

Anyway, 2500k is a great gaming chip, and it's cheap as heck. You can wait for more powerful 2011 chips if you want hyperthreading for some reason, or get a 2600k. But for gaming the 2500k has it all.
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post #22 of 44
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Originally Posted by Wulfgar;13673507 
No...

http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/Intel_i7_2600K_i5_2500K/6.html

Or:

http://techgage.com/print/intels_sandy_bridge_revealed_core_i5-2500k_i7-2600k_reviewed

I7 975 @ 3.33GHz beats the I5 2500K in almost all applications.

I'd really like to see an Overclock.net user actually coming up with a clock-for-clock comparison or at least a valid link.

Saying it's faster clock-for-clock doesn't actually prove it.

lol when a i7 975 can do 5.0 i would gladly put my i5 2500k against it lol
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Because the 2500k is a faster cpu Oc @ 5.0Ghz
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OP, get the i5 2500k. It is newer, faster, overclocks easier on air-cooling, and cheaper.

The only reason to get a socket 1366 computer is for a 6-core 970, 980x, or 990x. However, there is no point if you just game. i5 2500k or i7 2600k is good enough and easier on the wallet.

This right here ^^^

Nuff said.
post #25 of 44
A lot of people seem to get confused when they hear that 1155 platform is a mainstream part while the 1366 platform is an enthusiast part; so why does 1155 beat 1366 ???

Put simply, 1366 is a 3/4 year old arcetecture which was the enthusiast platform of the previous generation. 1155 is the mainstream platform for the current generation. As with all things in the technology world performance goes up (hopefully) with each new generation, so the fact that the brand new mainstream part beat the majority of the older enthusiast parts in both price and performance really shouldn't come as such a surprise.
post #26 of 44
Would it be fair to say about SB compared to 1366 is that it's a easier overclocker which makes it in the run a better chip.
post #27 of 44
Thread Starter 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGxMdwJ1Rjk&feature=player_embedded#at=483
at like 7:40 you see Intel's own rep state the 2nd gen is the best performance *other than the x58 platform* =/. I think you are all lemmings jumping off this 2500k/2600k cliff =P.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGxMdwJ1Rjk&feature=player_embedded#at=483
at like 7:40 you see Intel's own rep state the 2nd gen is the best performance *other than the x58 platform* =/. I think you are all lemmings jumping off this 2500k/2600k cliff =P.

He is referring to extreme high end market such as the 6 core, tri/quad sli crowd. Not to mention, have you ever heard of something called marketing? They want you to overpay tongue.gif.

At your budget there is no reason to get an 1336 cpu. The i5 2500k/i7 2600k is better in every situation.

Starting to think your just trollin tongue.gif.
post #29 of 44
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I am not trolling I just noticed this had some new posts and page 2 had some leaning toward the 960 side. So IDK. I am far better at trolling if that was my intent. I haven't started any fan wars or anything...cool.gif I mean I am lookingg for a comparison including stability, performance at similar clocks, and what you really gain with 2nd gen other than a smaller die, less heat from the wattage...but what about performance? I haven't seen half the instability threads with the 1st gen chips. And the benchs are close when it's clock for clock. With the hyper-threading doing some help some hurt depending on game or use. I just don't like jumping on trends for no reason.
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Originally Posted by XNoob;13676860 
I am not trolling I just noticed this had some new posts and page 2 had some leaning toward the 960 side. So IDK. I am far better at trolling if that was my intent. I haven't started any fan wars or anything...cool.gif I mean I am lookingg for a comparison including stability, performance at similar clocks, and what you really gain with 2nd gen other than a smaller die, less heat from the wattage...but what about performance? I haven't seen half the instability threads with the 1st gen chips. And the benchs are close when it's clock for clock. With the hyper-threading doing some help some hurt depending on game or use. I just don't like jumping on trends for no reason.

Well, instead of trying to split hairs, why don't you state what you are actually going to use the computer for mostly and you will get responses that are more tailored to your needs. So far, this thread has generally been rather generic and people are just stating their opinions on which CPU they like better. I am a fan of both the 2500K and the 2600K, but I do understand that some of the 9XX series i-7's can be the better way to go, but it depends entirely on what you are using the rig for. As a general rule, for what most average users do with their computers, the 2500K is the way to go right now and its really not even close (bang for our buck). You want to make a case for 1366, then specifically state what you are doing and you could see very different responses here. Despite fanboyism, most people on this site will be very honest and helpful when given a specific set of parameters.
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