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How much do I need to OC a FX-6300 to get to stock i5-2500k levels?

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Just out of curiosity, how much would I need to overclock my FX-6300 to get it to (roughly) stock i5-2500k levels?

My setup is:

FX-6300
Asus M5A97 R2.0 Mobo
CM Hyper 212+
8GB Vengeance (DDR-1600) RAM.
post #2 of 7
Honestly you would have to be the judge of that... Just run a bunch of benches on every OC and compare that to the ones of a 2500k
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depends on the software


on something that can take advantage pg 6 cores your already as good or better.

on something single threaded probably 4.2ghz
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Honestly, in any thing single threaded you'll never get there. Properly multithreaded is a bit different, but even there you'd probably need a 1GHz advantage.
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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).
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Originally Posted by Heuchler View Post

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.
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