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2500K to 2600K worthwhile upgrade for future gaming titles?

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Hey guys. I have been out of the loop for a while, and I wanted to pose my scenario to you guys and get some feedback.

I recently picked up a new 1155 board (I already have one with a 2500K in it) and am looking for a CPU for the new board. I was wondering if it would be worth the $150 or so to get a 2600K for my main rig and put my 2500K in the new board. My priorities for the 2600K would strictly be gaming performance.

Is the 2600K going to perform significantly better in gaming in the future than a 2500K? It seems threading is becoming a priority to developers due to next-gen consoles.

So my options are:

A: Spend $150 for a 2600K to upgrade my main rig put the 2500K in my backup rig

B: Spend $75 and get a 2400 or similar for the backup rig and keep my 2500K where it is

Thanks for your comments!
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For $150, I'd say it's a good upgrade. Some may say to do a full upgrade to the latest but this is worth it I believe.
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For $150, I'd say it's a good upgrade. Some may say to do a full upgrade to the latest but this is worth it I believe.

I was originally going to budget $75 for a CPU for this new 1155 rig I am building, so really it would be closer to a $75 upgrade. I was looking at used i5 2400, so really the upgrade would benefit both computers.
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Since it's an older platform, get the best it can have!
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What would you play?
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What would you play?
Likely gta v, future battlefield titles. Otherwise it's hard to say. Not much on my radar.
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Im not totally sure the 2600k would be a huge uplift in performance from the 2500k in gaming. There are still some instances with performance regression while using SMT/HT.

I have systems built with both CPUs and dont notice much of a difference in current games. If anything I would get the 2600k over something like the 2400 though, 2500k/2600k have great OC capability which is the main reason they are still viable.
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Likely gta v, future battlefield titles. Otherwise it's hard to say. Not much on my radar.
for battlefield you will notice a difference ,for GTA V aswell

post #9 of 10
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I appreciate the input, guys. I'm hoping to stretch my sig rig as long as i can. I think in my case a 2600k is a worthwhile move. I will start looking for one here in a couple weeks.
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post #10 of 10
For sure. I plan to stretch out my 4690K for a couple of years then upgrade to a 4790K when they start to hit the bargin bin. The only thing I may upgrade on a yearly basis is a GPU for VR and future AAA gaming titles.
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