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Like the title says.... My roomie wants to upgrade from his q6600 and I am helping him decide which way to go. He is a hardcore gamer.... He plays pretty much every RPG that comes out and has tons of free time to OC exc. He works 12 hour night shifts 3 days a week.... thumbsupsmiley.png

Ok so yes the 2600k is faster stock but how much faster when they are both oc'd at 4.5? I would really like to know so he can make an educated and costworthy decision.
Edited by killeraxemannic - 4/25/11 at 12:26pm
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I think the same ?
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For gaming, they will be almost identical. Games don't use more than 4 cores, so he won't notice a difference.
    
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if hes a gamer go for the 2500k i could not be more happy
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The only real difference for him is 6MB vs 8MB L3 cache right?

If so, then the $100 saved would be better invested in a better video card.
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Originally Posted by snelan;12054347 
For gaming, they will be almost identical. Games don't use more than 4 cores, so he won't notice a difference.

I understand this but I would like to see a numbers comparison..... Passmark, cinnebench, game FPS comparisons exc if anyone has them.
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Passmark and Cine aren't games. FPS comparison would show the gaming difference, but there won't be a difference.

EDIT: Here is a Anandtech Bench
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by killeraxemannic;12054363 
I understand this but I would like to see a numbers comparison..... Passmark, cinnebench, game FPS comparisons exc if anyone has them.
There's no need... It is not worth a $100 more if clocked the same for gaming.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo;12054383 
There's no need... It is not worth a $100 more if clocked the same for gaming.

He does do graphic design too. I forgot to mention that. Also he plans on keeping the system for at least 4 years. He does video cards every 2 years and proc, mobo, ram every 4-6.
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post #10 of 62
This is how I view it:

If you can't decide between a 200$ chip and a 300$ chip, you should get the 200$.

The 300$ one is for people like me who were going to buy the 1000$ one.
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