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OK so heres the thing i bought a 2600k as its the best chip out there.

i have mine clocked to 4.4GHz @ 1.25vcore

heres taskmanager whilst playing rage/WMP/Chrome with 8tabs/Realtemps/Bittorrent/asus pc suite and a load of background bs.

so yeah theres no real point buying a 2600k for gaming just get a 2500k.

thats all really just thought id show you my findings.

[IMG][/IMG]
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Yea it's pretty much a known fact that HT does nothing for gaming. 2500k all day!
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lol thanks for the info
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Originally Posted by Big-Pete View Post
OK so heres the thing i bought a 2600k as its the best chip out there.

i have mine clocked to 4.4GHz @ 1.25vcore

heres taskmanager whilst playing rage/WMP/Chrome with 8tabs/Realtemps/Bittorrent/asus pc suite and a load of background bs.

so yeah theres no real point buying a 2600k for gaming just get a 2500k.

thats all really just thought id show you my findings.

[IMG][/IMG]

Generally that'd be an accurate statement, but those that are going to load down the CPU with trifire or Tri-SLI setups will see much higher cpu utilization. That GTS 450 could be adequately supplied cpu power by an i3 even. I have an i5 2500k @ 4.7 and I really don't see the need for hyperthreading either, so I do agree. The 4 real cores is what makes most of the difference. Most games wouldn't be bottlenecked even with a 4.7 ghz core i3, much less an i5 with 4 cores. The games that do bottleneck on an i5 are doing so because they are threaded poorly, and as such would perform the same on the i3 regardless.

I've yet to see any benches where a 2600k was ahead of the 2500k in ANY game by more than 1fps due to the cache and 100 mhz clockspeed advantage, which can easily be adjusted for.

Nice test by the way, glad to see you took the time to take a screenshot to show your findings.


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Generally that'd be an accurate statement, but those that are going to load down the CPU with trifire or Tri-SLI setups will see much higher cpu utilization. That GTS 450 could be adequately supplied cpu power by an i3 even. I have an i5 2500k @ 4.7 and I really don't see the need for hyperthreading either, so I do agree. The 4 real cores is what makes most of the difference. Most games wouldn't be bottlenecked even with a 4.7 ghz core i3, much less an i5 with 4 cores. The games that do bottleneck on an i5 are doing so because they are threaded poorly, and as such would perform the same on the i3 regardless.

I've yet to see any benches where a 2600k was ahead of the 2500k in ANY game by more than 1fps due to the cache and 100 mhz clockspeed advantage, which can easily be adjusted for.

Nice test by the way, glad to see you took the time to take a screenshot to show your findings.


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thanks i just thought id show my findings to all those that dont believe that HT is worth it when gaming.

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thanks, really helpfull, was worrying my future i5 couldnt handle gaming and multitasking at tthe same time. it does, so i'm happy
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thanks, really helpfull, was worrying my future i5 couldnt handle gaming and multitasking at tthe same time. it does, so i'm happy
hey just trying to help.
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Yup I do agree with that.. Gaming w/ HT on makes no difference at all except w/ higher temperature during loading.. i left mine off too just for the sake of lower temp.. kind of felt like a waste sometimes lol.. but oh well..
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The only scenario I can think of, when it comes in handy for gaming is, in SOME of those free to play (pay to win) MMORPGs, you gain an advantage while running multiple clients of the game. So the extra threads could come in handy then. Other than that, for regular mainstream gaming, you pretty much nailed it.
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Does BF3 benefit from 4Cores and beyond? Or does it take advanatge of HT?
 
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