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Originally Posted by Track;12054727 
2500k. Done.

Just rep everyone and go buy it biggrin.gif


Its not my choice. Its his

No one has actually given me the answer to the question I asked.....

I am looking for direct benchmark comparisons of the two overclocked around 4.4 ghz.
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The 2500k is actually performing better on some benchmarks because of no hyperthreading. It's only effecting the minimum framerates not average but still minimum framerate is as important as average when it comes to FPS. Though the same could be acquired by disabling hyperthreading on the 2600k but then why are you even buying it? If he doesn't make use of any apps that use hyperthreading its not worth the extra money at all.. even with hyperthreading apps its still a hard sale unless you use them ALOT.

I'd say save money where you can. The upgradeability of the P67 boards isn't going to be that great. Few months from now Z68 will be here which provides all the features of the P67 and H67 into one board and actually making full use of Sandy Bridge plus the added bonus of SSD cacheing (though there is some question if it might be useable on P67 too).. then you got Ivy Bridge later in the year which probably will require everyone to go to 2011 socket (correct me if I'm wrong here) and thus leave you with a one chip wonder board.

Not really a big issue for gaming since SandyBridge is overkill as is when it comes to gaming and for the price of the 2500k you can't really beat it with any competitors out now and the ease of overclocking on air means you really get your money's worth out of it. Only issue is the limited PCI-E 2.0 lanes.. we got PCI-E 3.0 around the corner which is just overkill again since even x8 slots are enough for any board out now and without a crystal ball we can't say one way or another if that'll change with the next generation of graphics cards. In the worst case scenario you'd be limited to a pair of GTX570's which doesn't sound all that bad.
post #33 of 62
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Originally Posted by Hambone07si;12054757 
Because of the lack of Pci-e lanes. There's a bunch of us waiting to see some benches from P67 and Tri-Sli. Got any? Vantage score? Anything?

Lack of PCIe lanes how?

It has two full PCIe x16 slots and two PCIe x8 slots.
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post #34 of 62
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Originally Posted by Track;12054668 
But then he'll have to get a new (expensive) motherboard.

The truth of the matter is that 1155 has no upgrade path, just like 1156.

I think you just made the case for going with the 2500K by your own statement. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Track;12054727 
2500k. Done.

Just rep everyone and go buy it biggrin.gif

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post #36 of 62
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Originally Posted by killeraxemannic;12054761 
Its not my choice. Its his

No one has actually given me the answer to the question I asked.....

I am looking for direct benchmark comparisons of the two overclocked around 4.4 ghz.

I can't offer you that, but I can offer you this:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-review-intel-core-i7-2600k-i5-2500k-core-i3-2100-tested/15
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post #37 of 62
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You guys have def sold me on the 2500k...... but maybe not the buyer who is very self conscious about his e-peen size
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Originally Posted by Metamorphosis;12054771 
The 2500k is actually performing better on some benchmarks because of no hyperthreading. It's only effecting the minimum framerates not average but still minimum framerate is as important as average when it comes to FPS.

IMHO minimum FPS is the MOST important (and most noticeable while gaming) number to be concerned about.
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post #39 of 62
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Originally Posted by Sheyster;12054774 
I think you just made the case for going with the 2500K by your own statement. wink.gif

Yeah, that and the fact that I said it in the next post I made biggrin.gif
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More and more games are using HT now, not to mention the list at this point is bigger.
Toms Hardware showed several games that benefited, even WoW.

Triple SLi with 570's/580's is great for benchmarks but overkill for games.
The 2500K is only a dual core correct?

Dual core = not enough for gaming.
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