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I have a AMD Phenom II X4 965 and thinking about jumping ship to Intel, how does the 2500K or 2600K compare to that CPU? I have a mild overclock to 3.8 and am curious if I would notice that big of a performance jump? Any previous experience? Other thoughts? Thanks!
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A HUGE jump in performance.
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see for yourself: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=102

it'd be quite the improvement.
    
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I think this all depends on what you do with your computer, but I can say right now that you will see a big difference in SC2. I have basically the equivalent of your proc, and my friend has the 2500K (we both have the same GPU), and when I watched him play SC2, it seemed so much smoother. I believe it was due to the fact that min FPS stayed above 30, whereas with the Phenom II, min FPS occasionally goes below 30.

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yeah I play games on somewhat high resolutions (1920x1080), I want bulldozer really bad but I have a really good feeling that it will be a huge let down. I am running a 6970 gpu right now
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I have a AMD Phenom II X4 965 and thinking about jumping ship to Intel, how does the 2500K or 2600K compare to that CPU? I have a mild overclock to 3.8 and am curious if I would notice that big of a performance jump? Any previous experience? Other thoughts? Thanks!
Depends what your using it for.

Just basic desktop stuff; movies, music slight bit of gaming probably not worth the price.

If you game a lot with resource intesive games e.g. crysis, metro etc then it may be worth it.

Also video editing will be quicker.
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I have a AMD Phenom II X4 965 and thinking about jumping ship to Intel, how does the 2500K or 2600K compare to that CPU? I have a mild overclock to 3.8 and am curious if I would notice that big of a performance jump? Any previous experience? Other thoughts? Thanks!
I had the Phenom II 965. It was a great processor roughly equal to the Q9550.

The i7 2600 blows it away. Not even close.
    
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yeah I play games on somewhat high resolutions (1920x1080), I want bulldozer really bad but I have a really good feeling that it will be a huge let down. I am running a 6970 gpu right now
If this is the case, I'd say definitely go for it. My thinking is, let's just say Bulldozer is going to be better than Sandy Bridge. How much better do you think it'll be?
 
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It might be just me but I was able to hold a Phenom II X4 955 BE w/ a 6850 for a month and I have a 2500k with a 6850 but I didn't really see any degradation in performance in games (only SC2 and WoW on ultra settings). I know benchmarks show SB destroys the Phenoms but I didn't feel any difference in day to day use/gaming.

Before jumping ship, I suggest waiting for Bulldozer for a bit just to see how it stacks up against SB. Even if it doesn't surpass SB, gaining a little info won't really hurt.
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My Phenom II 720 X3 @ 3.6Ghz games rather well.
Its the overall performance of my i7 that is the real difference.
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