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I'm looking at my brand new 2500k that i just bought about 2 weeks ago..... and i feel like tossing it to the wall now..... LOL
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post #2462 of 38704
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Originally Posted by Outcasst View Post

The idea is to disable HT to virtually make my chip into a 2500k. Although the 2600k has 2MB more of cache I believe.

Yah the 2mb shouldn't make that much of a difference, it's definitely HT alone.

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Damnit! Hell yea I'm pissed now biggrin.gif I was on the fence when I built my pc about getting 2600k or 2500k and it seemed a lot of people were disabling HT so I went with 2500k UGGGHHHHHHH.. well it looks like my media PC just got the 2500k... mmmmmmmmmmm 2600k ftw!
Makes sense though and sadly I always knew there had to be a bigger difference than what people were admitting. tongue.gif

Not 2600k ...... 2700k !
Better overclockers.
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The idea is to disable HT to virtually make my chip into a 2500k. Although the 2600k has 2MB more of cache I believe.

Except you paid $80-100 more for it...
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Except you paid $80-100 more for it...

Gotta pay to play. But in all seriousness, people with a 2500k don't need to trade up for a 2600. The difference in frames for Bf3 is pretty minor for the price difference.

Now going forward it might be a better bet if more games start to support HT like Dice have done with BF3. But most likely all the console ports (stares at Bethesda and Skyrim) only utilize 2 cores anyway. Lazy devs.
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Not 2600k ...... 2700k !
Better overclockers.

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Except you paid $80-100 more for it...

Really!?!??!?! If you broke as hell why are you in a 7970 thread?!??!!??! Geez I'm so sick of these people bringing up the money issue.. the word is ENTHUSIAST!

Just for that I'm going to drop kick my 2500k in to a baby kitten.
    
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Really!?!??!?! If you broke as hell why are you in a 7970 thread?!??!!??! Geez I'm so sick of these people bringing up the money issue.. the word is ENTHUSIAST!
Just for that I'm going to drop kick my 2500k in to a baby kitten.

LMAO!!! That is sig worthy and quotable, good sir.
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Gotta pay to play. But in all seriousness, people with a 2500k don't need to trade up for a 2600. The difference in frames for Bf3 is pretty minor for the price difference.

I disagree... for single gpu yes... but for xfire having the cpu bottleneck your gpu usage from 95% and up down to 60% or so is a huge difference when you have two of the fastest gpu's on the market that are supposed to be all they can be biggrin.gif

At least for me... a 2600k is on the way and as soon as newegg restocks another xfx 7970 it will be getting shipped to me as well thumb.gif

Just imagine how much worse it will be in Eyefinity.


This explains why my Tri-fire 6990/50 did fine on single monitor but gpu usage went down like crazy in eyefinity FUUUUUUUUUG!
    
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Waiting for my other HIS 7970 to arrive Monday.

I still can't believe I paid over $1000 to get that performance on a 1080P monitor. AND I SHIP OUT IN LESS THAN A MONTH AND WON'T TOUCH THE PC FOR OVER 2.5 MONTHS AND MAYBE LONGER!

Ah... the indulgence
     
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I am curious if this explains the horrid usage I am getting in BF3 as well. Granted I have HT enabled. But I do not have near the clock speeds on my 930 @ 3.8, as you guys have on your 2nd gen core cpus. Even after 3 re -installs of the drivers, the best usage I can get in BF3 is 30-45% and normally only get 40-50fps.
     
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