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Originally Posted by Witchdoctor View Post
2600K = WIN

You will end up regreting a 2500K purchase IMO
Im not regretting mine
Im thinking the 2500k is going to be the next Q6600. Great bang for the buck and it OCs like crazy.
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Sorry, but the 2600K is only for comparing e-peen's. Get the 2500K, you won't regret it!
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post #43 of 72
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Sounds like we're just disagreeing on terminology then. An API is the public interface to a compiled library with functions or classes you can use, not coding guidelines. Those are just coding guidelines.
LOL, agreed then.
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post #44 of 72
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Originally Posted by compudaze View Post
Sorry, but the 2600K is only for comparing e-peen's. Get the 2500K, you won't regret it!
Well, maybe not.

I could show a link to an i5-2500K that was overclocked fast enough to beat a 5.27 GHz Gulftown, but a certain mod on here considers that "spam" rather than a "supporting statement" for some reason. I've posted it a few times and have been asked not to post it anymore, so I won't.

This was a single core app run @ 5.1 GHz on a lowly 2500K and a UD4 motherboard by Gigabyte.

This week I will be getting a 2600K and a UD5 motherboard, I will run the same test and see how it compares to the i5 result I saw.
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post #45 of 72
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Sorry, but the 2600K is only for comparing e-peen's. Get the 2500K, you won't regret it!
I disagree with this statment.
fist of all WFT is an e-peen and second of all HT and third extra cache

This is the most sought after CPU on the market today. for a 100 or so bucks I say go with the caddilac .....

more comfortable ride and on those close calls you will have the power to get out of the way
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post #46 of 72
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Originally Posted by witchdoctor View Post
wft is an e-peen

E-peen is the idea that people compensate for a lack of girth in other areas with their items, in this case e represents internet.
    
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post #48 of 72
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~50% more cash to get 5%-10% more performance in gaming NOT WORTH IT! See anandtech review.



Sidegrade? Sorry but that is NOT true at all! See the side by side comparisons.....link above.
Are you serious? An i5-2500K get's about, what, 15% better performance than a 1st gen i5/i7? That's definitely considered a sidegrade by most peoples' standards. A 15% perf increase is pretty small and far too expensive for what you get. I personally wouldn't upgrade unless I got a 100% increase in perf. Last time I upgraded, it was my GPU and I got a 200% increase and I still didn't feel THAT much of a change. When you're already hitting 70 FPS with an i5-750 there's no reason to get the extra 10 FPS. You wouldn't notice it enough. I'm not even sure I'd do it if I had a Q9xxx, the increase would still only be relatively small. I don't think anyone with a budget on their PC upgrades would consider a 1st gen i5 to 2nd gen i5 upgrade sidegrade. It isn't worth the $500 or whatever it costs for a CPU and a mobo.

For someone like OP or me, who're coming from crappy duals, it would be a totally different story. The new i5's fly compared to our CPUs.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 1/24/11 at 3:31pm
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post #49 of 72
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On the flip side, it has also been shown to slow down and lower FPS in some games. I'd say this argument is a wash pretty much.
From what I seen in was about 3 out of 14 games and it took it from like 120 FPS to 117 FPS...
The upside it brings in some games combined with multitasking far outweights a little fps slip from a game or 2 from 2 years ago that doesn't support it fully.
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post #50 of 72
I kinda regret getting the 2600k over the 2500k, but it does feel nice to have "the best"
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