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PII X4 965 vs. i5 2500K, i7 920, and i7 740QM?

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How does the AMD one compare to the Intel ones for gaming? And how do the Intel ones rank up against one another?
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How does the AMD one compare to the Intel ones for gaming? And how do the Intel ones rank up against one another?
  1. 2500k
  2. i7 920
  3. 965
  4. 740QM
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What about performance difference? Like how much faster is the 2500K than the i7, etc?
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What about performance difference? Like how much faster is the 2500K than the i7, etc?
I'd be lying if I knew the exact % differential between these CPUs when gaming, since it varies from game to game actually.

What I can do is leave you with some reviews so you can decide by yourself.

Here:

Hardware Canucks:

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...rs-review.html

bit-tech.net:

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...ridge-review/1

xbitlabs:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...2400-2300.html

I could go all day long.

One thing's for certain, you'd be a fool going with a non Sandy Bridge CPU for your next build.

The guys over @ bit-tech.net said it best:

Quote:
The Sandy Bridge lineup gives us some of the easiest conclusions to write that we've ever come across: the new range of Intel CPUs renders almost every other processor redundant and pointless. Only if you need incredible performance in multi-threaded applications should you look beyond the Core i5-2500K for your next CPU.
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I'd be lying if I knew the exact % differential between these CPUs when gaming, since it varies from game to game actually.

What I can do is leave you with some reviews so you can decide by yourself.

Here:

Hardware Canucks:

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...rs-review.html

bit-tech.net:

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...ridge-review/1

xbitlabs:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...2400-2300.html

I could go all day long.

One thing's for certain, you'd be a fool going with a non Sandy Bridge CPU for your next build.

The guys over @ bit-tech.net said it best:
For Multi Threading a 980X can beat a 2500k. For core vs. core 2500k wins.
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For gaming, you wont really see a difference on all of them. I would go for a more expensive graphics card tbh. But, 2500k is the best out of all of them.
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Alright, thanks guys.
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Mostly gaming, but I play Starcraft 2 a lot and it seems the i5 2500K does a lot better than my PII 965 for that specific game.
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Mostly gaming, but I play Starcraft 2 a lot and it seems the i5 2500K does a lot better than my PII 965 for that specific game.
That is odd. I play SC2 with a B55 X3 without any lag or problems.
Over all buy the 2500K. The best bang for buck cpu.
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