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I have a friend who does not like to OC and wants to get away from AMD. He has my old 955 Phenom and wants to go Sandy but getting a 2500K will be pointless cause there will be no overclocking.

 

Is there much of a difference between the 2400 & the 2500 that would be worth the price of $19.00 extra?


Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 1/23/12 at 4:37pm
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The Anandtech CPU bench should be a good reference, just navigate the benchmark using the drop down arrows to find which benchmark is suitable for your friend.
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Yeah I looked at the Anandtech CPU chart a few mins ago. It shows the 2400 vs the 2500K which the 2500K is slightly above it but doesnt seem to be Much above the 2400.

 

Kind of torn if the 2500 is worth the extra $19.00 over the 2400. Any opinions of these 2 CPU's is appreciated

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post #4 of 28
Comes down to what your friend prefer, i5 2400 is just a downclock version of i5 2500.

Another review.

If your friend is on a budget you could save the $19 for him, if he does not care about the $19 then by all mean go with the best. Or you can have him wait for Ivy Bridge coming out soon (March or April) not sure the exact date.
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He is an impatient weirdo. Thanks for the Link. In gaming in that link the 2400 vs 2500 stock showed only a difference of around 1-3 fps. So Im sure he will not want to spend $19.00 for an extra 3 fps.

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sandybridge i5's are the same. never pay for a clockspeed difference. especially a 100mhz one. you can up that yourself.
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post #7 of 28
Go for 2500k and cheap p67 mobo(asrock pro3/extreme4) and he could OC in the future...
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i would go for the 2500k. i know it's another $20 bucks more but if it is not for the overclocking do it for HD 3000. big difference.
if you have microcenter anywhere near you, you could pick one up for $179 USD. the 2405S has the HD 3000 as well but it's only $10 bucks under the 2500k
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sandybridge i5's are the same. never pay for a clockspeed difference. especially a 100mhz one. you can up that yourself.

Uh, no you can't up the clockspeed, as it's not a K processor.

With that being said, there is no discernible difference between the 2400 and the 2500, or at least not enough of a difference to justify a $20 price tag.
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Ok thanks. Thats what I was trying to find out. Hes already got a H67 board and there is no MC around here at all. As I said going with a 2500K will be pointless he will never OC. It was a complete pain getting him into PC gaming over consoles and took almost a year to talk him into it.


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