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Hyperthreading is now being utilized in modern DX11 titles such as Metro2033 and Battlefield 3..
I think it would be wise to stop suggesting that 2500k's are the chip to get for gaming.
Quite surprising results actually......



BATTLEFIELD 3 This was taken from a fellow member in the 7900 series club using a 2600k:
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Originally Posted by Outcasst View Post

Caspian Border, 64 Players.
Hyperthreading Disabled
P.S the dip in the middle is when I alt+tabbed out.
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Hyperthreading Enabled
Same server, same map and roughly in the same area.
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Edited by Denim-187 - 2/5/12 at 12:56am
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Nice. Now if only devs actually used DX11 and most games weren't DX9 console ports...

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Depends on the games you play. Only a handful of titles are using HT, and even then it gives you marginal performance benefits. I played BF3 at 1024*768 with a 5970 - perfect setup for a CPU bottleneck - and HT only lowered performance in BF3. Using HT caused annoying stuttering that was partially fixed by disabling Windows Core Parking. Running my 2600k with HT disabled actually gave me a smoother experience, and didn't even effect my framerates.
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There's also the value for money aspect. +$100(ish) for ~ +20% performance increase isn't ideal. Especially when you see negligible returns on extra CPU performance/more cores anyway.

If enough games were truly multi-threaded for this to really matter, Bulldozer would be a better chip.
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I Have my spare backup I3 with GTS450 playing BF3 in 1680...1050 on Med playes great 50FPS

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Quote:
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There's also the value for money aspect. +$100(ish) for ~ +20% performance increase isn't ideal. Especially when you see negligible returns on extra CPU performance/more cores anyway.
If enough games were truly multi-threaded for this to really matter, Bulldozer would be a better chip.

This.

No doubt the 2600k is quicker, but not 40% quicker at 40%+ the cost of a 2500k.
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post #7 of 238
Provided you're running dual GPU of course.
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2500K is still a good buy. It's been known for a while that HT does give a nice boost in compatible titles, but as mentioned above the one thing that the 2500K has that makes it so popular is the price!
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I think there may be an error in the thread title since I'm pretty sure you mean the 2600K as the 2500K has no hyperthreading.

nevermind, I should learn to actually read posts correctly tongue.gif
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post #10 of 238
Hmmmm...50 percent increase in price for less than 5 percent performance gain (in games). Also many games like SC2 only utilize 2 cores. Even Shogun 2 only mainly uses 1 core (barely uses dual cores).
Edited by Riou - 2/4/12 at 4:10am
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