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For gaming get the 2500k, absolutely save that $100 and put it towards your GPU/SSD/MB or whatever else.
     
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Save the 100 bucks.Don't get hyper thread for a gaming pc.It will even run cooler for overclocking.I have seen 2600k owners turn off hyper thread and effectively downgrade themselves to a 2500k.Not to mention all the 1366 owners who buy an i7 with ht for a gaming pc.It's just dumb.I had a choice to go 1366 but chose 1156 for that reason.I recently beat out practically every 1366 i7 here on ibt with 61 g flops.Your not going to get better frames with ht on.
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post #13 of 72
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Originally Posted by Kand View Post
How about you keep your i5-760 and buy a big GPU right now?
+1

you wont feel any loss by buying a newer GPU..
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Hi guys,

Whats the major difference between the 2600k and the 2500k?
Both have 4 cores, but the 2600K also has the ability to use hyperthreading. The 2600K can have 8 threads; the 2500K only 4.

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btw whats the threads doing?
Technically speaking, the threads don't "do" anything. Hyperthreading is a certain kind of technology used to improve parallelization of certain types of computations. Each processing core has a corresponding "virtual core" when you use hyperthreading. The applications that use the API calls to support hyperthreading on an operating system that supports hyperthreading can use these two virtual processors per core and distribute the workload between them, sometimes. That is, you don't get a complete 200% gain per core, but the speedup is noteworthy, and it is highly dependent on the software application, its "hyperthreaded-awareness", and the computation it is crunching must be parallelizable.

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It will be a gaming rig, and ive heard that there wont be any significant difference between 2600k and 2500k for gaming.
People usually go with the 2600K over the 2500K when they have massively parallel computations that would benefit greatly from the additional threads. For gaming, the difference would be negligible.

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Shall i go for the 2500k and spent the extra 100$ for a GPU or shall i buy a 2600k and buy a gpu later?
I would say go with the 2500K and use the extra money for a better video card than you would otherwise be able to afford.
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post #15 of 72
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For most the 2500k is more than enough.
Only people using them for benchmarks and encoding and whatnot would use all 8 cores.
which one has 8 cores?
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How about you keep your i5-760 and buy a big GPU right now?
This. Right. Here.

On a sidenote, I think I have a ATi 1950XTX laying around in my parts bin.
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which one has 8 cores?
2600k.
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post #18 of 72
For gaming, i5 2500k.

For more complex, longer-term computing cycles (F@H, video editing, etc), 2600k.
    
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post #19 of 72
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which one has 8 cores?
its not 8 CORES..it has 4 NATIVE cores and has 8 THREADS on it..to elaborate..each core has 2 THREADS..
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post #20 of 72
Quote:
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which one has 8 cores?
Neither of them have 8 cores, they both have 4.

With hyperthreading, the 2600K has 8 THREADS.

There is a big difference. Real cores can outperform threads.
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