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2500k vs 2600k for Gaming with a GTX580

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Question guys.

What sort of performance differences will one see gaming at 1920x1200 + GTX 580 with a i5-2500k vs i7-2600k

I've seen some benches comparing the two in gaming but that was with low end video cards where the CPU had to pick up a lot of the slack and the i7 helped with 3-7 FPS.

Will I notice much FPS difference between the two CPU's with a 580? Worth the cost difference?

(thinking for BF3 mostly)
Edited by rogueblade - 7/22/11 at 4:43am
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post #2 of 5
Well since there is no game that currently uses hyper threading you are better off with 2500k. You can overclock it with ease. I suspect you will see a nice fps bump with 580 and a oc 2500k. Even with a non overclock at 3.3ghz you will run nice
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I have a 2600k and I love it. I will say that from most of what I have seen on here, it is reccomended that you go with the 2500k if gaming is the main purpose....I like to get more than needed myself and then I can hold onto it longer..
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Virtually none in games.
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post #5 of 5
well. going from a X58 to sandy is a side jump but worth it in cost of power. wont see nothing diffident. Only if game/program was made for 8 threads besides folding and encoding i7 not worth it. no games have 8 threads till the nope.
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