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2500k or FX6100 for Folding

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I have an opportunity to trade my 2500k off for a bit of cash and still have a very functional computer.

I haven't tried AMD since the X2 days, and wouldn't mind playing with it.

I don't want a flame war, I just want to know people's opinions on the folding impact.

Thanks in advance!

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2500k will win in pretty much every benchmark, and if gaming is important then the 2500K kills it again. my 2500k is almost better and sometimes actually beats a higher clocked FX8350, the better stonger 4 threads of the 2500k beat the weaker 6 threads of the FX6100.
cant see the fx6100 beating the 2500k in folding tbh but i could be wrong.
BTW how are you using that 2500 k in the mobo in your sig?? incompatible???
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That's what I get for not paying attention when I update my rig...

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I have a 6300 at 4.2 (4.4 in the winter) and it games just fine, in highly threaded tasks/games it can out perform a 2500k. But it's a disappointment folding, its only about 10k PPD running SMP-5 which is no better than a Phenom II x4, my 1045t at 3.2 was better. The 2500k I think will be substantially better at folding. There are much more points to be made with the GPU units now.
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