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Is the 2500k a signifigant upgrade to an i5 760 for gaming purposes?
    
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http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-2500K+%40+3.30GHz

Go with the Sandy.... equal and in some applications, better then the i7 980x.
Easily overclockable and a way higher performance than the i5 760 but there is always the price diffrence smile.gif
Edited by Krymore - 3/5/11 at 11:46pm
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Wow, that's pretty insane. I guess you'd have to be a fool to pass that up. Thanks for the info.
    
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I disagree. I think you'd be a fool to upgrade to a 2500k from a 760 for strictly gaming purposes.

Tell me, what game out there right now is bringing your 760 to it's knees? What game out there is your 760 a true, considerable limitation for?

There are none. A 2500k is a marvellous CPU, and if you're building new, you'd be ignorant to purchase the 1156/i5 760 setup. However if you already own a Nehalem 1156/1366 setup, why on earth would you need to upgrade -for strictly gaming purposes.-

It rarely makes sense to upgrade every CPU architecture upgrade (more sensible is every 2-3, say, from a Q6600 or C2D to a Sandy - that's a real upgrade) and even less sense to upgrade when your current CPU is already miles above and more than enough.

There are MUCH better ways to spend that ~350-450 dollars. Like, buy a GTX 570. What are you using for a GPU anyway? What display? Go to "User CP" at the top, fill out your system, and folks will be able to give you better advice.
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Originally Posted by Krymore;12628694 
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-2500K+%40+3.30GHz

Go with the Sandy.... equal and in some applications, better then the i7 980x.
Easily overclockable and a way higher performance than the i5 760 but there is always the price diffrence smile.gif

That's completely untrue..... I can't even beleive you would say that. The I7-980X is still the second best processor, behind the I7-990X. 1366 is still boss.

But seriously, It's not worth it. Your CPU is state of the art, and will not limit you for years, if at all. Spend the money on a new GPU.
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Originally Posted by Daax;12628659 
Is the 2500k a signifigant upgrade to an i5 760 for gaming purposes?

Purchase a nice GPU, some GOOD cpu cooling, and OC the sucker (your i5 760), they hit 4ghz real easily.

You will end up spending WAY less for performance that will probably more than you need for just gaming. Unless you really are dying to overspend - then go Sandy Bridge (i5 2500k).

I say this because posts saying "Buy Sandy Bridge" have been showing up way too often and ignoring the basic question, or they fail to ask pertinent info.

BTW - could you please go to http://www.overclock.net/specs.php

and fill out as much information on your rig as possible? This will help in future conversations instead of constantly reposting info about your rig that people will ask for in these kinds of threads.
    
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That's completely untrue..... I can't even beleive you would say that. The I7-980X is still the second best processor, behind the I7-990X. 1366 is still boss.

But seriously, It's not worth it. Your CPU is state of the art, and will not limit you for years, if at all. Spend the money on a new GPU.

How is it untrue? Did you not look at the bench marks?

Seems like some people cant handel the facts that a new processor would be faster than an old processor.

I7-990X might be the fastest but thats not what the OP asked. He asked if the i5 2500k vs. i5 760 what was better. If you look around you will see that the sandys are much better performers compared to there previous gen counter parts.

Here is another chart showing the differences in PCMark Vantage

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandy-bridge-core-i7-2600k-core-i5-2500k,2833-12.html
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For gaming purpose, no. Wait for Bulldozer and Ivy Bridge
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For gaming purpose, no. Wait for Bulldozer and Ivy Bridge

Thats what I would do. I was just going off the notion he hasnt bought the CPU yet. There is no sig rig listed, so Im not sure if he owns an i5 or not.
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How is it untrue? Did you not look at the bench marks?

Seems like some people cant handel the facts that a new processor would be faster than an old processor.

I7-990X might be the fastest but thats not what the OP asked. He asked if the i5 2500k vs. i5 760 what was better. If you look around you will see that the sandys are much better performers compared to there previous gen counter parts.

Here is another chart showing the differences in PCMark Vantage

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandy-bridge-core-i7-2600k-core-i5-2500k,2833-12.html

This is correct. Sandy Bridge performs way better than last gen processors. However, if you already have a 760 then I wouldn't upgrade it yet. That processor is more than capable of running current gen games. A new graphics card would be a better investment. If you really want to upgrade processors, wait until next year for ivy bridge. They are shrinking die size again and your processor will be fine until then.
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