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Hey guys, i've been going back and forth on whether I should get the 2500k, which has no HT, or get the 2600k, which does.

I will primarily be using this rig for gaming, but I also plan on keeping it for at least 2-3 years, and i'm wondering if the HT will help me out in the future or if it is a complete waste of money.

What do you guys think? Is HT worth it? Also, what kind of apps can take advantage of HT? Does it help gaming at all? New intel guy here...

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For games (as of yet anyway) hyperthreading hasn't helped or hurt anything really; would pretty much just raise your temps.
If you did video encoding, rendering, CAD, or folding (bigadv too) - which I see you do - you'd definitely see it's benefit (I'm sure there are other applications I'm missing out on here too).
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What are you upgrading from?
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What are you upgrading from?
Amd x3 720 and 890gx board.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
Amd x3 720 and 890gx board.
Well you could toss as 10xxT in there and call it a day, if you wanted to save a few bucks.
Granted the 2500K should be better for gaming (the current i5 quads already are), but time is on your side.

See how much of a gain you'd actually get there for your games, if it's not that much I say save your money and just upgrade your CPU.
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Well you could toss as 10xxT in there and call it a day, if you wanted to save a few bucks.
Granted the 2500K should be better for gaming (the current i5 quads already are), but time is on your side.

See how much of a gain you'd actually get there for your games, if it's not that much I say save your money and just upgrade your CPU.
I thought about that, but since my brother is trying to build his first pc, I thought I would sell him the cpu and mobo and treat myself to a little upgrade.

Plus, from early benchmarks, sandy bridge should be a major improvement over what I currently have, especially for gaming.

EDIT: Also, there wouldn't be much of a point in upgrading my cpu for gaming. The single threaded performance is roughly the same on the x3 720 and the 1055t, where as comparing them to sandy bridge, it is a huge boost. Not to mention, I plan on overclocking to over 4.0ghz.
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I would do it. If you are going to hold on to the chip for 3 years or so, by then almost everything will be multithreaded heavily.
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I would do it. If you are going to hold on to the chip for 3 years or so, by then almost everything will be multithreaded heavily.
Good point. I should just go all out then and get the best cpu I can get, since I'm going to be keeping it for quite awhile.
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From my experience, HT did hurt Arma 2 but not with too many others. I possibly had a bad experience with SupCom 1 but I cannot remember for certain. I leave HT off myself.
    
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I JUST turned off HT on my i7 970, and saw a good 5 degrees temperature drop! I also tested couple of games GTA 4 and SC2 and there is no performance difference.
    
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