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Hi guys, i am planning to upgrade from Intel Quad q8300 to Intel Core i5-2500 Processor (6M Cache, 3.30 GHz). I have ati 5770 and my game runs on 1400x900 resolution. RAM- 4gb ddr2.
Was wondering is it worth upgrading my CPU and how much performance difference i would get in the game from the upgrade.

Your response will be of great help to me.

Thanks

Amit.
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It depends on the game(s) you play. If you can play all your games maxed out without any major lag, then you don't need to upgrade.

However, if you already upgrade you will also have to get a new motherboard and I'd advise you to get a 2500K not a 2500.
    
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Your performance increase would be quite significant, and like Aeru said, the 2500K is better. But it's only worth it if your current setup isn't cutting it for you. Do you just play games, or do you fold, edit media, etc.?

I would recommend upgrading to some DDR3 RAM more suitable for the P67 chipset, and of course, you'll need a new mobo. As far as your GPU goes, since you're only at 1400x900, the 5770 would be okay for some games, but if you have the money I'd say upgrade to a 6850.

I'll list some parts once I know your budget.
Edited by Heat - 6/12/11 at 11:15am
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Your performance increase would be quite significant, and like Aeru said, the 2500K is better. But it's only worth it if your current setup isn't cutting it for you. Do you just play games, or do you fold, edit media, etc.?

I would recommend upgrading to some DDR3 RAM more suitable for the P67 chipset, and of course, you'll need a new mobo. As far as your GPU goes, since you're only at 1400x900, the 5770 would be okay for some games, but if you have the money I'd say upgrade to a 6850.

I'll list some parts once I know your budget.
Your info is quite helpful. But the thing is if i am upgrading my cpu now, i will not change it any time soon.
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Hey

It depends on the game(s) you play. If you can play all your games maxed out without any major lag, then you don't need to upgrade.

However, if you already upgrade you will also have to get a new motherboard and I'd advise you to get a 2500K not a 2500.
I play FPS games on high settings. i wana buy it to increase my performance.
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2500k will allow any video card to stretch its legs with no bottleneck. It is a GREAT gaming CPU.

I also play FPS and I did see a big improvement coming from an AMD 965 processor over to my 2500k. No more microstutter, everything is more fluid and smooth movement, especially on those twitch reflex 180 dropshots where u swipe so hard it practically dusts off your mousepad

Do not get the i5 2500. The 2500k is better value, I understand you don't plan on overclocking it anytime soon but 2-3 years from now it would be very cost effective to change 2 settings in BIOS for a guaranteed 36% overclock that ANY 2500k can achieve than to have to buy a new CPU. Think long term investment.
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Hey

It depends on the game(s) you play. If you can play all your games maxed out without any major lag, then you don't need to upgrade.

However, if you already upgrade you will also have to get a new motherboard and I'd advise you to get a 2500K not a 2500.
I play FPS games on high settings. i wana buy it to increase my performance.
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Originally Posted by Scorpion667 View Post
2500k will allow any video card to stretch its legs with no bottleneck. It is a GREAT gaming CPU.

I also play FPS and I did see a big improvement coming from an AMD 965 processor over to my 2500k. No more microstutter, everything is more fluid and smooth movement, especially on those twitch reflex 180 dropshots where u swipe so hard it practically dusts off your mousepad

Do not get the i5 2500. The 2500k is better value, I understand you don't plan on overclocking it anytime soon but 2-3 years from now it would be very cost effective to change 2 settings in BIOS for a guaranteed 36% overclock that ANY 2500k can achieve than to have to buy a new CPU. Think long term investment.
Thanks mate. which video card you use and how much fps difference u got from the new cpu?
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Originally Posted by Scorpion667 View Post
2500k will allow any video card to stretch its legs with no bottleneck. It is a GREAT gaming CPU.

I also play FPS and I did see a big improvement coming from an AMD 965 processor over to my 2500k. No more microstutter, everything is more fluid and smooth movement, especially on those twitch reflex 180 dropshots where u swipe so hard it practically dusts off your mousepad

Do not get the i5 2500. The 2500k is better value, I understand you don't plan on overclocking it anytime soon but 2-3 years from now it would be very cost effective to change 2 settings in BIOS for a guaranteed 36% overclock that ANY 2500k can achieve than to have to buy a new CPU. Think long term investment.
1 more thing i forgot to ask. Dont we need DDR3 for i5 to work?
i am currently with ddr2.
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Originally Posted by Scorpion667 View Post
Do not get the i5 2500. The 2500k is better value, I understand you don't plan on overclocking it anytime soon but 2-3 years from now it would be very cost effective to change 2 settings in BIOS for a guaranteed 36% overclock that ANY 2500k can achieve than to have to buy a new CPU. Think long term investment.
+1

The 2500K does have a better value overall in the long run.
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