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i72600 vs, i72600k

post #1 of 10
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which is better ?
post #2 of 10
2600k because of the unlocked multiplier which means that you can overclock it - the other only has limited o/c which means a maximum o/c of 3.8ghz [when using single threaded applications] - unless you need the hyper-threading, go for a 2500k
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post #3 of 10
2600k because you can oc it

If you arent into ocing and you are sure you wont get the 2600

But it's only 15$ so it's totally not worth to get the 2600
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i7 2600K, no contest. The barely lower price of the 2600 does not make up for the fact that the 2600K can easily run at 1ghz or more for 24/7 clocks.
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post #5 of 10
The 2600k is better. As others have said, the "K" means its unlocked, so you'd have higher overclock capabilities. For the $15-20 extra it costs for the K version, its worth it.

Also, if you're primarily gaming on your rig look into the 2500k. $100 less and nearly identical performance when it comes to gaming.
post #6 of 10
At stock no difference. When OC'd everything changes. 2600 only goes a bit higher due to locked multiplier and the 2600k can be more then 1ghz faster.
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post #7 of 10
Unless you're going to be doing a lot of audio/video/photo editing or a lot of multitasking, go with the 2500k. The 2500k has great performance even at stock speeds for gaming and is a monster overclocked. For gaming the difference between the 2500k and the 2600k is negligible.
post #8 of 10
id take a i5 2500k over a 2600. you can't even OC it past 4ghz -.-
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by jprovido View Post
id take a i5 2500k over a 2600. you can't even OC it past 4ghz -.-
Uh... what? It'll go to 4.2GHz lol
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post #10 of 10
As far as I know the 2500 and 2600 'Non K's' have a few multi's over they stock Turbo multi. You also have the BCLK, which you can increase a little.

So 4.2GHz should be possible on a 2600 non K...
    
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