Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Trying to decide between 2600K and 2500K
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Trying to decide between 2600K and 2500K

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
Selling my old CPU and mobo to my parents so I can upgrade to what I should have bought in the first place biggrin.gif

Not sure if it is worth it for me to go with the 2600K for 100 bucks more just for hyperthreading since I dont know if it would benefit me at all.

I mainly focus on gaming but sometimes record my game footage and so some editing with Sony Vegas. I also edit home HD footage in vegas as well (not sure if vegas uses HT or not).

Does hyperthreading help in games like BF3?

I am going to have a P8P67 PRO Rev 3.1 with GTX 580 SLI.

I also plan on getting a corsair H80 along with 16GB of Corsair Vengeance blue ram for the system so that I can overclock my system as far as possible.


If an application like sony vegas did utilize HT what kind of difference would I see between a 2500k and a 2600K?


Any help is greatly appreciated. THANK YOU!
Game Rig
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2700k @ 5Ghz  ASUS P8Z68-v Gen 3 GTX 1070 X 16GB Corsair Vengeance  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
3x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Crucial M4 128GB Asus DVD drive H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 professional Samsung 27" LCD 1080p Ducky Shine (MX brown) AX850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 600T SE White Logitech mx518 Steelseries QCK+ ASUS Xonar DX 
Audio
BeyerDynamics DT770 Pro 80 ohm 
  hide details  
Reply
Game Rig
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2700k @ 5Ghz  ASUS P8Z68-v Gen 3 GTX 1070 X 16GB Corsair Vengeance  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
3x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Crucial M4 128GB Asus DVD drive H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 professional Samsung 27" LCD 1080p Ducky Shine (MX brown) AX850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 600T SE White Logitech mx518 Steelseries QCK+ ASUS Xonar DX 
Audio
BeyerDynamics DT770 Pro 80 ohm 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 29
In your case 2600K.

Clock for clock. The extra 2MB of cache + HT would result in up to 20% increase in performance over that of a 2500K.
PDXLan rig.
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel core i5 2500k 4.5GHZ 1.325V ASRock Z68 extreme3 gen3 GIGABYTE windforce X3 Radeon HD 7950 @ 1025/1300 8GB G.skill RipjawsX 4X2GB 1600MHZ DDR3 9-9-9-2... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
128GB Crucial M4 SATA III  Samsung blu-ray Coolermaster hyper 212+ Windows 7 home premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung syncmaster 2243 22" 1680X1050 Das keyboard ultimate silent II Rosewill HIVE series-650W Lancool PC-K62 'Dragonlord' 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Cyborg R.A.T.7 Gantor slipquick. Asus xonar XD 7.1 
  hide details  
Reply
PDXLan rig.
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel core i5 2500k 4.5GHZ 1.325V ASRock Z68 extreme3 gen3 GIGABYTE windforce X3 Radeon HD 7950 @ 1025/1300 8GB G.skill RipjawsX 4X2GB 1600MHZ DDR3 9-9-9-2... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
128GB Crucial M4 SATA III  Samsung blu-ray Coolermaster hyper 212+ Windows 7 home premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung syncmaster 2243 22" 1680X1050 Das keyboard ultimate silent II Rosewill HIVE series-650W Lancool PC-K62 'Dragonlord' 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Cyborg R.A.T.7 Gantor slipquick. Asus xonar XD 7.1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 29
if you able to take 2600k then buy it.in other hund you can buy 2500k without problem.Honestly,you will not see a big difference between these 2 models.For games both it's amazing
Take 2500k and take for 100 bucks something else like cooler cpu or ram smile.gif
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500k ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 GAINWARD Nvidia GTX 560 TI 1GB Dual channel 4GB 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320GB SEAGATE 7200.12 16MB Samsung SH-S223B DVDRW+/-DL (Sata 22x, Black) Windows 7 64bit Samsung S27A950 27" 3D LED Monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech g110 Corsair 650W Modular Corsair G9x silver color 5600Dpi 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries  5.1 Edifier S550 Speakers  
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500k ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 GAINWARD Nvidia GTX 560 TI 1GB Dual channel 4GB 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320GB SEAGATE 7200.12 16MB Samsung SH-S223B DVDRW+/-DL (Sata 22x, Black) Windows 7 64bit Samsung S27A950 27" 3D LED Monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech g110 Corsair 650W Modular Corsair G9x silver color 5600Dpi 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries  5.1 Edifier S550 Speakers  
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 29
Thread Starter 
what kind of differences would be noticed? just like video render times that are a couple seconds longer? would my computer run slower if several word and excel apps were open?
Game Rig
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2700k @ 5Ghz  ASUS P8Z68-v Gen 3 GTX 1070 X 16GB Corsair Vengeance  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
3x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Crucial M4 128GB Asus DVD drive H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 professional Samsung 27" LCD 1080p Ducky Shine (MX brown) AX850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 600T SE White Logitech mx518 Steelseries QCK+ ASUS Xonar DX 
Audio
BeyerDynamics DT770 Pro 80 ohm 
  hide details  
Reply
Game Rig
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2700k @ 5Ghz  ASUS P8Z68-v Gen 3 GTX 1070 X 16GB Corsair Vengeance  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
3x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Crucial M4 128GB Asus DVD drive H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 professional Samsung 27" LCD 1080p Ducky Shine (MX brown) AX850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 600T SE White Logitech mx518 Steelseries QCK+ ASUS Xonar DX 
Audio
BeyerDynamics DT770 Pro 80 ohm 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 29
Yes. The difference would mostly be measured in seconds. But things like compression and encoding would MUCH like hyperthreading.

Since you will be getting GTX 580 SLI. I cant tell you to put that extra 100$ into something else.

If you can afford it. Get the 2600K and call it a day.
PDXLan rig.
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel core i5 2500k 4.5GHZ 1.325V ASRock Z68 extreme3 gen3 GIGABYTE windforce X3 Radeon HD 7950 @ 1025/1300 8GB G.skill RipjawsX 4X2GB 1600MHZ DDR3 9-9-9-2... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
128GB Crucial M4 SATA III  Samsung blu-ray Coolermaster hyper 212+ Windows 7 home premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung syncmaster 2243 22" 1680X1050 Das keyboard ultimate silent II Rosewill HIVE series-650W Lancool PC-K62 'Dragonlord' 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Cyborg R.A.T.7 Gantor slipquick. Asus xonar XD 7.1 
  hide details  
Reply
PDXLan rig.
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel core i5 2500k 4.5GHZ 1.325V ASRock Z68 extreme3 gen3 GIGABYTE windforce X3 Radeon HD 7950 @ 1025/1300 8GB G.skill RipjawsX 4X2GB 1600MHZ DDR3 9-9-9-2... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
128GB Crucial M4 SATA III  Samsung blu-ray Coolermaster hyper 212+ Windows 7 home premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung syncmaster 2243 22" 1680X1050 Das keyboard ultimate silent II Rosewill HIVE series-650W Lancool PC-K62 'Dragonlord' 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Cyborg R.A.T.7 Gantor slipquick. Asus xonar XD 7.1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 29
Personally I'd say go 2500k and put the 100$ into something like an SSD for that all around snappier feeling. In games you won't really notice a difference (it's only like 2fps anyway) and the 2500k still renders plenty fast in Sony Vegas
It's a computer
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2500k 4.5ghz @1.35v Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Asus GTX 470 725/1694 @1.025v EVGA GTS 450 900/1804 (PhysX) 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
8gb Gskill 1600mhz 640gb, Seagate 1tb Spinpoint F3, Kingston 60gb SSD LG Combo Thermaltake SpinQ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7 64bit Ultimate Acer X203H 1600x900 CM Storm Quickfire w/ Blues PC Power and Cooling 750watt Silencer MKII 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone Raven RV02 Microsoft 1.1A Razer Goliathus 
  hide details  
Reply
It's a computer
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2500k 4.5ghz @1.35v Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Asus GTX 470 725/1694 @1.025v EVGA GTS 450 900/1804 (PhysX) 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
8gb Gskill 1600mhz 640gb, Seagate 1tb Spinpoint F3, Kingston 60gb SSD LG Combo Thermaltake SpinQ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7 64bit Ultimate Acer X203H 1600x900 CM Storm Quickfire w/ Blues PC Power and Cooling 750watt Silencer MKII 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone Raven RV02 Microsoft 1.1A Razer Goliathus 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghooble View Post

Personally I'd say go 2500k and put the 100$ into something like an SSD for that all around snappier feeling. In games you won't really notice a difference (it's only like 2fps anyway) and the 2500k still renders plenty fast in Sony Vegas

QFT. Since he brought it up. And it's a better input them me. I'll back this up. I suggest a Crucial M4 SSD.
PDXLan rig.
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel core i5 2500k 4.5GHZ 1.325V ASRock Z68 extreme3 gen3 GIGABYTE windforce X3 Radeon HD 7950 @ 1025/1300 8GB G.skill RipjawsX 4X2GB 1600MHZ DDR3 9-9-9-2... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
128GB Crucial M4 SATA III  Samsung blu-ray Coolermaster hyper 212+ Windows 7 home premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung syncmaster 2243 22" 1680X1050 Das keyboard ultimate silent II Rosewill HIVE series-650W Lancool PC-K62 'Dragonlord' 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Cyborg R.A.T.7 Gantor slipquick. Asus xonar XD 7.1 
  hide details  
Reply
PDXLan rig.
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel core i5 2500k 4.5GHZ 1.325V ASRock Z68 extreme3 gen3 GIGABYTE windforce X3 Radeon HD 7950 @ 1025/1300 8GB G.skill RipjawsX 4X2GB 1600MHZ DDR3 9-9-9-2... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
128GB Crucial M4 SATA III  Samsung blu-ray Coolermaster hyper 212+ Windows 7 home premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung syncmaster 2243 22" 1680X1050 Das keyboard ultimate silent II Rosewill HIVE series-650W Lancool PC-K62 'Dragonlord' 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Cyborg R.A.T.7 Gantor slipquick. Asus xonar XD 7.1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 29
If you go GTX 580 SLI then yes take 2600k.But bear in mind you will not see big difference.
2600K AND 2500K both for Overclocking its very good.

if you take 2500k compare to 2600k you will have a little more better performace with 2600k but in real world that performance it's not noticeable.As i said both cpu for gaming is just the same.


if you can afford it then take 2600k.
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500k ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 GAINWARD Nvidia GTX 560 TI 1GB Dual channel 4GB 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320GB SEAGATE 7200.12 16MB Samsung SH-S223B DVDRW+/-DL (Sata 22x, Black) Windows 7 64bit Samsung S27A950 27" 3D LED Monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech g110 Corsair 650W Modular Corsair G9x silver color 5600Dpi 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries  5.1 Edifier S550 Speakers  
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500k ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 GAINWARD Nvidia GTX 560 TI 1GB Dual channel 4GB 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320GB SEAGATE 7200.12 16MB Samsung SH-S223B DVDRW+/-DL (Sata 22x, Black) Windows 7 64bit Samsung S27A950 27" 3D LED Monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech g110 Corsair 650W Modular Corsair G9x silver color 5600Dpi 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries  5.1 Edifier S550 Speakers  
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghooble View Post

Personally I'd say go 2500k and put the 100$ into something like an SSD for that all around snappier feeling. In games you won't really notice a difference (it's only like 2fps anyway) and the 2500k still renders plenty fast in Sony Vegas

Pretty much this ^^

2600K really only worth it if your doing professional grade stuff where the extra seconds / few minutes shaved off is worth it. Its pretty much a 2500K with HT. You can use that extra $100 for an SSD, better CPU cooler, games to take advantage of your new hardware, and such.
Edited by konoii - 2/13/12 at 1:11am
post #10 of 29
Thread Starter 
If I can save the 100 I would just save it and not spend anything else. After selling my parts to my parents I am already going to be shelling out 100 to upgrade (if an i5) 200(if an i7) on top of the 700 I already spent on the extra 580 + mobo.

So basically I am just trying to figure out if I should go all out and spend a total of ~170 (after parts sold) or so and get the 2600K or if I should do the 2500K for ~75 bucks (after parts sold) to save some money.

So basically the i5 will run a couple seconds slower in vegas
and it would lose about 2fps in games

would it affect anything else in my system such as having multiple apps open at one time?
Game Rig
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2700k @ 5Ghz  ASUS P8Z68-v Gen 3 GTX 1070 X 16GB Corsair Vengeance  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
3x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Crucial M4 128GB Asus DVD drive H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 professional Samsung 27" LCD 1080p Ducky Shine (MX brown) AX850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 600T SE White Logitech mx518 Steelseries QCK+ ASUS Xonar DX 
Audio
BeyerDynamics DT770 Pro 80 ohm 
  hide details  
Reply
Game Rig
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2700k @ 5Ghz  ASUS P8Z68-v Gen 3 GTX 1070 X 16GB Corsair Vengeance  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
3x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Crucial M4 128GB Asus DVD drive H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 professional Samsung 27" LCD 1080p Ducky Shine (MX brown) AX850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 600T SE White Logitech mx518 Steelseries QCK+ ASUS Xonar DX 
Audio
BeyerDynamics DT770 Pro 80 ohm 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Trying to decide between 2600K and 2500K