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i7-950 vs i5-2500k

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a friend of mine was interested in buying my cpu/mobo. so i was looking at the new sandy bridge cpus.

would i be downgrading alot going to the i5 2500k?? or would it be better??
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Marginal improvement, not alot of gain to be had in real world performance - it also lacks tri-channel memory so one of your sticks will be useless or you'll have to run in single channel mod.

If you're going to have to pay alot out of pocket than I wouldn't bother, if it's little to nothing it may be worth it if you're looking for something new. If there's one brilliant thing about the k series 1155 chips over anything else, it's that they're insane clockers on air/water.
post #3 of 5
It would be slightly better, slightly. But you would probably only be able to tell in benchmarks.

You also loose hyperthreading unless you get the 2600k.

If i were you i'd just hold onto what you already have.
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Wouldn't the 2500k clock higher?
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About 1GHz higher.

If you can make money by swapping out then i'd do it, but if it's going to cost you to upgrade then i wouldn't bother. There are only marginal real life gains from a 950 to a 2500k.
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