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post #1 of 32
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Was I wrong to expect more of an upgrade?

To be quite honest I don't really see much real world performance increase from my beloved E8400 to my new 2500k.

What are other people's thoughts on this?
 
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post #2 of 32
depending on what you're using your rig for mate. To be honest if all you are doing is gaming then you won't see much difference at all as most games are GPU dependent. If you are video rendering etc then you will yield a better performance from a quad core rather than a dual core. just my 2cents.gif
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its night and day from e8400 to 2500k
    
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post #4 of 32
For nearly every purpose, the i5 2500k will piss on a E8400.

You must not be doing something to put a load on the CPU
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post #5 of 32
I saw huge difference switching from Q9505 (core 2 quad) to 2500k
I saw the difference upon log in to desktop.
In games I saw crazy difference too.
The difference is big.
post #6 of 32
New architecture , 2 more cores.
You will feel a great difference , mostly in gaming.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MPIXAPP View Post

New architecture , 2 more cores.
You will feel a great difference , mostly in gaming.
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depending on what you're using your rig for mate. To be honest if all you are doing is gaming then you won't see much difference at all as most games are GPU dependent. If you are video rendering etc then you will yield a better performance from a quad core rather than a dual core. just my 2cents.gif

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post #8 of 32
Gaming or just overall? I guess you don't play anything that utilizes 4 cores?
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Gaming or just overall? I guess you don't play anything that utilizes 4 cores?

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post #10 of 32
I would bet if you disabled all but 1 core on the 2500k it would still be faster in every way.
    
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