Originally Posted by Heuchler
4.70GHz should get you there. my x6 at 4.0GHz is about the same as i5-2500K stock.
if we are talking modern software not legacy code (10 year old dx9 engine and single
threaded apps). overclock i5-2500K is very fast.
(I have overclocked i7-920, i5-750 and i5-2500K...don't want to touch ivy because you have to void
the warranty by delidding it to compete against SB).
This man is correct. My 980 BE matches and surpasses 2500K depending on the benchmark. It totally depends on what software you compare with. Somehing like SuperPi, you'll never beat it without DICE or colder. Somehing like Cinebench, thats very easy to surpass stock 2500K.