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If you're playing BF3, it utilizes Hyperthreading, so in that case no, the 2600K is better.
If you're on OCN, you're probably overclocking. If you're running an overclocked 2500k, you're pretty much going to run into a GPU bottleneck before your OC'ed 2500k gives in. If there was a difference it would be around 1 frame anyway... For games 2500k is 100% the way to go. Going forward even when games start to take advantage of as many threads you throw at them, the very high IPC and very high overclockability of the 2500k will allow it to perform extremely well. That extra $100 whatever dollars is much better suited towards a CPU cooler or graphics card.
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If you're playing BF3, it utilizes Hyperthreading, so in that case no, the 2600K is better.

O RLY?

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O RLY?
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O RLY?
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Beat me to it. -_-
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wow man.. thats a whole 2% performance for $100, good investment
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The i7 wasn't meant as a gaming cpu, does it just as good as the 2500k but will rip the i5 a new one when it comes to rendering. I simply bought it so it would have a higher resale in the future and maybe i could buy and i5 ivy with little money put into it.
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But won't hyper threading come more usefull as new games make use of it? i don't plan on buying a new CPU for over 2 years. So was thinking that having the hyper threading for the future of gaming for the extra loot now. I would be kicking myself if I purchased the 2500k and next year some new games and apps make good use of the hyper threading??

Hyper Threading is only beneficial when the pipeline is idle (inefficient programming) and games will never be coded that way. Devs try to make their software playable by the least performing systems as possible, so to leave a program so inefficient that the pipeline is idle would be idiotic. What happens is that the work done by the other thread ends up being stalled because the pipeline is in use, so an interrupt has to be issued. That's the reason you'll find performance can actually decrease in some applications when it's turned on. If you're a gamer, you absolutely do not need Hyper Threading, so why pay for it? Your cpu will run cooler with it off anyways.
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Hyper Threading is only beneficial when the pipeline is idle (inefficient programming) and games will never be coded that way. Devs try to make their software playable by the least performing systems as possible, so to leave a program so inefficient that the pipeline is idle would be idiotic. What happens is that the work done by the other thread ends up being stalled because the pipeline is in use, so an interrupt has to be issued. That's the reason you'll find performance can actually decrease in some applications when it's turned on. If you're a gamer, you absolutely do not need Hyper Threading, so why pay for it? Your cpu will run cooler with it off anyways.

Thanks, useful info that dispels a lot of the crap about HT and gaming (including the future).
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I say 2500k but if the extra $100 is worth the added piece of mind that you have the better one then go for it.
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