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Well since more people decided to post here wth. So many people post with 920's for comparison. Well 920 won't work with the gigabyte n00b 4ghz OC button so yea probably not a contender. But the 960 will. Straighten out the mess these n00b OC's do to your settings you will probably sit at that 4.3 that some1 said is so hard to get on first gen i7 wink.gif. I feel so much of this is fan war-ish. Even those that posted benches posted non clock for clock benches. As in an i7 960 VS i5 2500k both at 3.95 or 4.3ghz or what not. sonic.gifgunner.gif



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Edited by XNoob - 5/30/11 at 3:15pm
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Like I said, I've had 920's @ 4.21 & 4.3 and they don't compare to my 2500k @ 4.7. Not even close. 4.3 is really hard to hit on older i7's, hell 4.0 can be hard, while 2500k are 4.5+ is cake.
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Originally Posted by Blue Destroyer;13690427 
Like I said, I've had 920's @ 4.21 & 4.3 and they don't compare to my 2500k @ 4.7. Not even close. 4.3 is really hard to hit on older i7's, hell 4.0 can be hard, while 2500k are 4.5+ is cake.

err so my overclocked p8700 at 2.91ghz will "lag behind" my soon to be underclocked i7 960 at 3.1? gunner2.gifbiggrin.gif

J/k...but umm...still 920 is a pretty low end chip =(. I was stating too that it is not rated to work with the higher end n00b OC boards I could afford. They izz fun like the Asus 1 I got on this lappy wink.gif.

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Edit: wait we both win wink.gif. Above was the best I could figure for i7 2600k and a somewhat decent build. Any suggestions?
Edited by XNoob - 5/30/11 at 5:27pm
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Originally Posted by ocpokey;13673696 
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.

You didn't understand anything *sigh*...The I7 975 is good for comparing clock for clock. Replace I7 975 with I7 960 @ 3.3GHz and you're set.

You'd need more than 4.5GHz on that 2500K to match a 4GHz I7 960 seeing how the I7 920 @ 2.6GHz > I5 2500K at 3.3GHz and even then I have doubts.
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Originally Posted by gnarlybug5;13673678 
Again, multi threaded applicatons. Excel, video encoding, Sandra, Folding, etc take advantage of as many threads as it can. thats the only benefit of an i7 over an i5 is that it is better for workstation type applications including video editing, excel and things like that. i5 is PERFECT for gaming and everyday usage and high/mid-range multi threaded computing. Even if it were used in a video editing computer I, personally, wouldnt be disappointed by its speed.

Well duh...it's better for software that knows how to use the extra horsepower. We're slowly moving on from the dual core era, more and more applications know how to use multiple cores. Soon 6 core CPU will be the norm.

In terms of gaming I'm pretty sure RTS games like Total War 2 will post better FPS with an I7 vs I5. If we're talking about shooters like Crysis then you might as well buy a dual core CPU.
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