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**A query about Core i5 2500k

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A guy in Tomshardware claims that Core i5 2500k > Core i7 2600k/2700k in gaming..

Is this really true?thinking.gif
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not in terms of raw performance, but price/performance ya

the only way a 2500k could be superior is if hyperthreading causes stuttering. but even then, you could just disable it on the 2600/2700. but they both perform pretty much identically in games
Edited by theyedi - 3/13/12 at 10:51pm
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nah they should be pretty much equal, if HT as mentioned causes micro-stutter then turn it off.. but really they are about equal and i dont think you could claim one is better than the other smile.gif
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