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If i upgraded to an i5 2500k from my i5 760, would I see a performance gain? Yes, it would be overclocked to hell (or as far as my H50 would let me).

I'm not strongly considering doing this, but my friend might want to upgrade his 775 machine to a newer platform and I'd be willing to hook him up with a deal on my CPU and Mobo.

From my understanding, the i5 2500k has 4 threads correct? So I wouldn't really notice much of a difference unless i went to the 2600k?
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The only difference would really be in synthetics/benchmarks. The i5 760 is still plenty fast.
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The sandy bridge is 17% faster than lynnfield clock to lock.Also sandy bridge can be easily be overclocked to 4.5GHz+.Their "can" be upto 25% increase in performer.But not much in games.Only in video transconding,Photoshop etc.The ivy bridge will be released in 2012.It is expected to be 30% faster than SB.You can wail for IB like me or can go for SB now,sell it again(IMO their will be plenty of people wanting it) when IB comes out.
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Cetain games are very cpu dependent and will take advantage of the SB cpu's extra speed - Witcher 2, Civ 5 , Starcraft 2, etc. Witcher 2 will take everything you can throw at it. Same with Metro 2033.
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I want to switch so bad....I think my 1090 is bottlenecking me. D:
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Originally Posted by kz26 View Post
The only difference would really be in synthetics/benchmarks. The i5 760 is still plenty fast.
This, I upgraded from my 1090t because at the time I was doing 3D stuff. Now it helps for my Photoshop stuff.

But besides that, I wouldn't notice the difference. Unless you do intense stuff stick with your current CPU.


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I want to switch so bad....I think my 1090 is bottlenecking me. D:
A 1090t will bottleneck your GPUs, what speeds can it hit?
    
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post #7 of 15
Why didn't you go with 1366 in the first place ? It would've been cheaper vs the cost of 1156 + upgrading to SB.

Only the 2600K would be considered a real upgrade. And that's if you OC it to at least 4.5GHz. In gaming however there won't be any differences because your GPU is much slower than your CPU.
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Why didn't you go with 1366 in the first place ? It would've been cheaper vs the cost of 1156 + upgrading to SB.

Only the 2600K would be considered a real upgrade. And that's if you OC it to at least 4.5GHz. In gaming however there won't be any differences because your GPU is much slower than your CPU.
Because the i5-7xx gives Bloomfield-performance for almost half the cost in games?

@OP
Wait for Haswell, an i5-750/760 at 3.8GHz or higher is fast enough unless you go 6950 Crossfire or higher at 1920x1080 (where you'll see a slight bottleneck). Unless you can get the upgrade for less than 100$ it's not worth it IMO.
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post #9 of 15
Not worth it OP. Stay with lynnfield till ivy bridge gets released
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post #10 of 15
Unless you upgrade your video card too I don't see what the point in upgrading would be for you.
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