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If i don't use HT on my 2600k is it basically the exact same thing as a 2500k?

post #1 of 28
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I haven't been using my HT because it adds a bit of heat to my chip, so i was wondering since i am not using HT, in terms of specs/performance... is it identical to a 2500k? does it have the same number cache, etc?

sorry i don't know

EDIT: does 2 extra mb in cache do anything?
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post #2 of 28
Yes.

I recommend leaving it at 4.6 and HT on with 1.32 - 1.35 v,and besides that it will run cool.
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post #3 of 28
According to Intel's Ark database comparison, the 2600k's got more cache.

also more expensive
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post #4 of 28
also the 2600k has 8 threads while the 2500k has 4.
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post #5 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thogar View Post
also the 2600k has 8 threads while the 2500k has 4.
Not when HT is disabled.... lol
post #6 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by kpopsaranghae View Post
Not when HT is disabled.... lol
physically though?
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post #7 of 28
You're worried about heat with water cooling?
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post #8 of 28
Yes it is and you probably should have bought a 2500k for a gaming pc as hyper thread is a waste of money if you don't do video encoding.I can't even imagine how many purpose built gaming rig's have 2600k's here.
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post #9 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thogar View Post
physically though?
No. It only has 4 cores, therefore 4 threads, when Hyper-Threading is off.

OP: It has 2mb more cache.. but that's it. Leave HT on, or sell it to someone that will use it, and buy the 2500k.
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post #10 of 28
2mb cache can help in some encoding situations, where the HT would be most useful.

Honestly, HT is the reason why you buy a 2600k over a 2500k. Why disable it?
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