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This.

Fully agree, waiting a week will A: get you AMAZING PERFORMANCE or B: Save you $50+
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Originally Posted by Shishir View Post

Just get a 2600k, not worth waiting, new technology always comes every year. I got my gtx 680 2 days ago and now they have announced rumoured gtx 685 and that just pissed me off.

You contradicted yourself and recommended him getting pissed off, as in your case it is RUMOURS of a released card coming out in OCTOBER BY THE EARLIEST while in his case Ivy Bridge comes out NEXT WEEK - FACT.

Although I can relate to you, I picked up a 7970 in February for multi monitor gaming and was going to pick some more up but then rumours of the 680 started and it owned the 7970, not at my resolutions though. Then I was happy again, but now seeing power consumption of Kepler, I can't imagine what nVidia will do with Kepler at 250w TDP

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25% more powerful than Kepler with the same consumption as a STOCK 7970 which can OC like all 22nm chips? yessir.gif
    
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See, insofar, this thread exactly describes my dilemma tongue.gif

A little more info:
-Cost isn't a big issue for me (dude, I'll be running HD7970 CFX soon).
-If my Gigabyte doesn't support Ivy Bridge at all/very well, I'm sure my ASRock Extreme 4 will (need to get my Ti HD above -instead of in between- my cards).. I'm just lazy and haven't gotten around to installing it yet.
-My current 2500k is stuck at 4.5GHz - its at 1.475v as it is mad.gif

EDIT: I just found that I can get a 2700k for $320CAD new - a NCIX sale. Gahhhhhh!
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A 2500k is enough for gaming and that thread is dumb. There is no reason a 2600k would even be 5% faster then a 2500k. Game code is inherantly not multi-threaded and even games that can scale up to six cores + are only offloading small tasks that could easily be done on 4 meaty cores like the 2500k has. BF3 is just about the worst game possible to demonstrate a CPU bottleneck anyway.

I'm not slamming you for wanting to upgrade your CPU. I'll be upgrading to Ivy as well my point is just that it's far from a needed upgrade in any way especially since you can run the things at 4.5 ghz.
    
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My advice to you is to hold onto your 2500k and wait for Haswell/Steamroller to come out. You don't need to pay ~$250 for a very slight performance increase. The extra 4 threads and 2MB of cache the 2600k/2700k has does relatively nothing to gaming, and there will be unnoticeable performance gains compared to your 2500k.
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